What is the Making Music Council and why attend?

Perhaps your group pays its annual membership fee and gets some useful stuff in return, but you have this nagging feeling you could be getting more out of it. Or you think that Making Music really should be doing something about a particular issue; or maybe you wonder what Making Music’s plans are for future services and campaigns?

Whatever your level of Making Music or music group experience, a council meeting could be for you: it’s when staff and Board members ask for your views on specific challenges or future plans, and invite you to share challenges that might prevent your group being as successful as it could be. 

All Making Music Group Representatives (MM Group Reps) have a place on the Making Music Council and are invited to council meetings. If you can’t make it, you can nominate another person from your group to attend in your place.

Council meetings are usually held in June and July each year in a number of locations throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and at least one member of the Making Music staff and Board of Trustees will come to the meetings. We’ll provide lunch and refreshments.

We’ll usually share a report online afterwards, and in the autumn give feedback on how the council meetings have fed into our plans. 

Read about what happened at the 2018 Council meetings

Read the report