Michael E Rose

Composer, conductor and teacher


Good News!!!


The Bedfordshire Youth Orchestra and Band courses will go ahead in the summer of 2011, thanks to the creation of a partnership including the following:


  • Bedfordshire Music (before it disaggregates on 17th July)

  • Bedfordshire Music Trust

  • Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music

  • Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra

  • East Beds Concert Band


This partnership has been welcomed by both Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council.


Letters and emails will be sent to orchestra and band members very soon with course details.


Please note - we need players to sign up as soon as possible, as the continuation of the courses depends entirely on having a 'critical mass' of players so that the courses work both musically and financially.


The partnership is currently working to secure the future of the courses beyond the summer - tbu things are looking positive.


The music services will however disaggregate in July, which still presents a threat to music tuition in some Bedfordshire schools.



Edwina Grant,

Director of Children, Families and Learning, Central Bedfordshire Council,

Priory House,

Monks Walk, Chicksands,

Shefford, SG17 5TQ


If you are Bedfordshire-based, you might want to write to your Councillor as well. Click here to find Central Bedfordshire Councillors.


It is also worth writing to your MP. Click here to go to the UK Parliament website if you need to find a name and address.


Also write to your local paper. We know that the Leighton Buzzard Observer is interested in the story.

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