Making Music to part furlough staff until end of March

Due to the impact of the pandemic, Making Music is part furloughing its team from 18 January to 31 March 2021, reducing capacity

Corporate blog: A meeting of minds

Nicky Astle from Rayburn Tours reflects on a recent virtual corporate membe

Coronavirus guidance update

Good news ahead of the festive season for leisure-time music groups in England this week: rehearsals and performances are allowed

Planning online activity

Whether you moved online back in the spring or are just starting to tackle it now, we have produced some template documents to help you plan a programme of online activities. They include resource planners, an overview plan and detailed plans for each week.

Celebrating the Christmas season with your group

With the pandemic still present in our lives, many of us will be missing our usual, seasonal music celebrations whether it’s attending a local carol service, singing or playing in a festive performance or Christmas social events. To help recreate some of these, and find alternative ways to celebrate the holiday season we have pulled together some ideas from our members to help inspire you and keep musical activities thriving at Christmas. 

COVID-19 safety guidance poster templates

To help music groups plan a safe return to rehearsals when restrictions start to lift, we have created some Covid-19 safety poster templates that you can put up around your venue to remind members of the current safety guidelines. Below you will find four poster templates for groups, all of which can be customised and branded with your own logo.

Making Music Virtual Christmas Concert

This year has been tough for leisure-time music groups, but our members have continued to meet virtually and make music together against all odds.

Our Virtual Concert Series, featuring member groups playing and singing the music they love, has brought a shining light to Tuesday evenings, and we're thrilled to now apply this collective spirit to a joyful, virtual Christmas concert celebration!


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