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SUMMER OUTDOOR ROCK SCHOOL SHOW

Come along on Sunday June 10 to Hamford View for an afternoon of music and fun.

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SCHOOL OF ROCK 10 YEAR ANIVERSARY SHOW

Rock School and We are music are coming up to their ten year aniversary. The first event to celebrate is […]

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ROCK THE TOWER AT JAYWICK

We provide sessions on Tuesdays at Jaywick Martello Tower. We have received funding from Essex Music Education Hub, Essex County […]

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WE HAVE JOINED UK MUSIC’S REHEARSAL SPACE PROJECT.

We are pleased to be joining 15 rehearsal spaces which have been created in urban and rural areas throughout England. […]

We are Music is a registered charity helping people to engage in the community through popular music. Our objects provide for the advancement of young people through music into the music industry, and education. There is no other provision in the area and in response to local demand we increased the breadth of facilities provided to include adult sessions. We provide support for young people from nine to eighteen providing regular band sessions, three days per week, during term times.

Students from We are Music won the MFY National Partnership Awards for Rock Pop and Urban in 2013 and 2014, Bands from We are Music played at the Music for Youth Proms in  the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, 2014,and 2012. We are Music was set up by local people, who obtained a building, raised funds and built the rehearsal rooms and studios. The charity has run for nine years and former local students, became apprentices and five years on now teach and run the sessions. We also organise performance opportunities throughout the year for young people.

We work with a range of funders and have received a grant in December 2016 from the National Foundation for Youth Music to support Get Known – The Next Step,  a project working with young people helping them to increase their knowledge of progression routes into the music industry and improve their performance skills. The programme runs through to September 2018. This programme is aimed at 18+ young musicians and people who want to consider the music industry as a career option. Emphasis on social media, crowd source funding, digital distribution and music streaming have helped emerging artists.