On 29 June 2019, we invited local musicians of all ages and people keen to find out about music to the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Despite the rocketing temperatures and a lot of competing events, we had a good number of people come through the doors to find out more about making music in the local area.

Stoke-on-Trent City Music Service folk band Rootz

People of all ages interested in music came along to find out more, show off their own skills and try out new instruments. Music teachers brought their ensembles to perform, we learned a new song, and much music was made!

Scratch Community Music Day band

Children came to try out new instruments and we managed to help a little boy make his first real sound on a flute and a trumpet! He’s looking forward to starting flute lessons in September with Entrust Music Service.

Playing the flute isn’t as easy as you might think – it’s all about the technique!