How your school can help
Schools have been helping to fund Musequality projects in all sorts of different ways. So far schools have raised over £15,000 to buy instruments and pay for teachers.
Practice makes almost perfect
Organise a sponsored music practice for singers or instrumentalists. Maybe a musical parent would like to be involved. Set a suitable target – 15 minutes a day for a week, three times a week for a term, whatever works best.
Before you start, get the participants to give a performance to a music teacher or class. Then perform again after the sponsored practice to demonstrate the musicians’ progress. Maybe your school could put on a concert to showcase the participants’ skills. Musequality can provide all the materials needed, including sponsorship form templates, posters and stickers.
You’ve got talent
Talent shows can be great fun. Set up a mini stage area in the playground or hall. Line up your hopeful performers and charge an entrance fee, or arrange sponsorship. The school council should be able to help with the organisation.
Nominate a day for a musical fancy dress competition. You could pick a theme, or let staff and pupils dress up as their favourite composer or performer. Arrange with your school to ask for a donation from everyone who comes in costume. Then enjoy the sight of Beethoven, Lady Gaga, The Beatles or Bob Dylan hurrying to lessons.
Tea and symphony
Turn your school hall into Palm Court for an afternoon. Invite pupils, parents, friends and local music-lovers to enjoy tea and cake while listening to your school’s singers and musicians performing their favourite pieces.
Do it your way
Arrange a karaoke night. A chance for teachers and parents to indulge their inner Elvis. Kids – amaze your parents. Parents – embarrass your kids. Or vice versa. Irresistible.