Setting up a group

Online member meetup (Instrumental)

This is an online meet-up for Making Music members which are instrumental groups.

Rather than having one general member meet-up, this term we are trying out separate ones for vocal groups and instrumental groups.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Vocal)

This is an online meet-up for Making Music members which are vocal groups. 

Rather than having one general member meet-up, this term we are trying out separate ones for vocal groups and instrumental groups. 

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Where do I find sheet music, and at what price? (online event)

Music groups that use sheet music have limited budgets, yet like to play and sing a varied repertoire. What are their options for sourcing sheet music? In this event, we will hear from a range of suppliers, and attendees will be able to ask questions.

Sourcing sheet music is a complicated juggling act for music groups between their artistic ambitions and their available budget, between the need to keep their participants interested and stretched and serving their audiences.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

DBS Check Service

Use our simple online form to request a DBS check pack for processing via our disclosures service.

Social prescribing resources for music groups

What is social prescribing and how can your music group benefit from it?

Social prescribing is part of the relatively new NHS personalised care programme and a way for GPs and local agencies to refer people to a link worker, who takes a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They then connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Accounts template

We have put together an accounts template to help you manage your finances.

Tackling barriers to access and inclusion (online event)

Creating an event or activity that is accessible, welcoming and inclusive of everyone starts with one big question: what are the barriers that would exclude someone from taking part? People who experience barriers to making and enjoying music are more likely to be disabled, from an ethnic minority, have a mental or physical health condition or be in challenging socio-economic circumstances. How can you identify the barriers that exclude people from taking part in your group's events and activities, or stop people being included when they experience a change of circumstance?

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Not-for-profit organisations: Which bank account should we use?

When it comes to choosing the best bank account for your not-for-profit organisation, the prospect may seem a little daunting. Questions like – 'which bank should we use?' 'what does each account offer?' 'what is the best account for our group?' – can all make the process seem overwhelming. But don’t fret! This guidance looks at the key considerations when choosing a bank account to help you decide on the best option for your group.

Making Music model constitution



The constitution will put your music group on solid footing in terms of charity structure, regulation and governance and will be hugely valuable in helping you run your group as well as helping to ensure your registration with the Charity Commission is fast tracked. This guidance explains more about what a constitution is and explains why and how you should use our model constitution, including some notes on creating a separate rules and regulation document to go alongside it.

Growing your membership: performing groups (online event)

Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages, and how you can still engage with new people even with social distancing guidelines in place.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom