Setting up a group

Getting your prices right: what to think about and why

Putting a price on a loaf of bread, a new pair of shoes, or train ticket is something that everyone is used to doing. We expect prices to be associated with these things; we can compare one loaf of bread to another, understand the value of a pair of trainers compared to a pair of flip-flops, or take a train at a different time. Pricing of less material things, like the experience of being in or going to see a music group, can be trickier to navigate.

Starting a new group: Overview

At Making Music we work with over 3,200 music groups around the country so we have a pretty good overview of what’s out there, how running a music group works, and some of the common challenges that groups face today. Even with so many groups already out there we hear from people interested in starting up new groups all the time.

Trustee handbook

This handbook will help you manage your charity and answers the most common questions about your responsibility as a committee member (trustee) of a charity.

Orchestral conductors' day

 

Announcing our first ever orchestral conducting day!

 

Making Music have teamed up with the Association of British Choral Directors (abcd) to hold a day of talks and workshops especially aimed at conductors and music directors of Making Music member orchestras.

 

Taking place on Saturday 25 August at Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus, the timetable of the day will include:

Location

Leeds Beckett University LS6 3QS Leeds
United Kingdom

The role of the chair

The role of your group’s committee or management team (or whatever term you use to describe the group of people who volunteer their time to run your group) is to organise and facilitate the activities of the group, whilst supporting and protecting the reputation of the group and ensuring that legal responsibilities are met.  The role of the chair within this, is to oversee the work of the committee and the everyday activities of the group to ensure that these aims are achieved.

Individual visits and consultations: Oxfordshire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Oxfordshire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

OX1 Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Essex

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Essex to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

CO1 Essex
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Nottinghamshire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Nottinghamshire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

NG1 Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Shropshire

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Location

SY1 Shropshire
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Lancashire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Lancashire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

LA1 Lancashire
United Kingdom