Did you take up a new instrument in lockdown? Then the BBC Proms television team have an exciting opportunity for you...
Did you know that during lockdown, around one million people in the UK took up a musical instrument? Music helped us stay creative, connect with friends, and improved our mental wellbeing. For many of us, it was the first time since school we’ve had time to get back in touch with our musical selves, and the Proms want it to keep going!
In celebration of all the new amateur musicians out there, the BBC are collating clips of new players practising or performing to show during the Last Night of the Proms on BBC One (11 September). So, if you’ve taken up an instrument in the last 18 months and would like the chance to be included in this film, they want to hear from you! Violin, accordion, sousaphone… they're open-minded, and it really doesn’t matter if you’re not all that good!
Get in touch to tell them a bit about yourself, sending a picture with your instrument, and they'll be in touch soon. They're asking:
1. What instrument have you started learning in the last 18 months and why?
2. How has music helped you get through the last 18 months?
3. What’s been your musical highlight so far with your new instrument?
4. What motivates you to keep going?
Email the answers to these four questions to the BBC for a chance to feature