'On The Edge' Fusion Youth Orchestra

'On The Edge' Fusion Youth Orchestra

Charity information

'On The Edge' Fusion Youth Orchestra

'On The Edge' provides high quality music making opportunities and a well developed resource of instruments, for children and young people in under served areas of Birmingham. Offering opportunities to get involved at community events, weekly sessions and local performances as well as developing skills through volunteering and a range of Arts Award certificates (Discovery - Silver). 'On The Edge' welcomes all abilities, all musical styles and all young people under 19.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Music making is for everyone. For many of us music is something we have to give up at school, even more of us wish we'd had more chances to learn music earlier, and for longer. Generally, it is agreed that more music making in our early life can help us find a path to the fun of lifelong music making. Whatever the background of a young musicmaker, 'On The Edge' invites participation from any child or young person that wants to begin or develop their musical understanding and bolster their communication skills as they go.

    Formally, the mission of 'On The Edge' is to advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects by any means the trustees see fit including through the presentation of public concerts and recitals.

    Essentially, 'On The Edge' wants more young people to enjoy making music of all kinds, in all parts of the community.

  • Aims

    'On The Edge' Fusion Youth Orchestra aims to:

    • To ensure that fees are as low as possible, and where necessary free to young people from families recipient of benefits/financial support.
    • To maintain a high quality teaching team and a fully maintained resource of instruments.
    • To provide a wide programme of musical activities that all members of the community can participate in, directly or indirectly, as musician, volunteer or audience member.
  • Overview

    Established: December 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1152503

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 07815740666

    Address: 7 Regent Rd B17 9JU

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