Musikscool is proud to announce that as a result of the sterling efforts of two groups of 16 year olds in the last week, we have broken through the £100,000 charity donation barrier!
Musikscoolers at the entrance of the Music School (for all you Latin Scholars)
One day at Roedean School, Brighton, produced a 4 track album written and recorded from scratch, available to donors via their Just Giving page, which is currently nudging an amazing £20,000, and our day at Eton College on Monday saw amongst other things one of the best tracks we have heard in over 10 years of these events, a feature in the Evening Standard, and £10,000 in the bag and still counting (they are chasing Roedean hard!). If you want to help, here’s their donations page.
It seems like a good moment to review our progress. From its early days as ‘Face the Music’, it has evolved from a music-based team challenge into what it is now: a real opportunity for people to do something worthwhile and permanent for a great cause, whilst learning about themselves. We have continued to raise the bar based on previous results: £1,000 target quickly became £5,000, which became £10,000 minimum. And now we have to ask ourselves whether we should set it at £20,000 IN ONE DAY. Mind boggling.
We’ve worked with Cisco in Cannes, John Lewis in a remote country house in Dartmoor, Rolls Royce in a conference centre in Birmingham, Sweatbox Young Peoples’ Centre in Wantage, and schools across the country. It’s been a blast: every event an uplifting and memorable experience for all of us, full of technical, emotional, logistical and political challenges. We’ve seen all the emotions: Fear, Pride, Excitement, Euphoria, Anger, Sadness, Joy, Love. It is for all of us Musikscoolers a highlight of our busy schedules, and we continue to want to be part of it.
Thanks to everyone who has invited us to work with them. Do spread the word: we can do some serious good with this initiative, and we are ready to jump in if you are!
Here’s that track from Eton to end with, with some images which capture, we think, the spirit of one of our events. Enjoy!