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Helping your group to thrive (Fort Augustus)


This event provides an opportunity for you to meet and learn from not only Making Music staff but also other leisure-time music groups within your area, helping you to share experiences and advice on a variety of issues and find new ways of working, both separately and together.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups.


The Lovat Loch Ness
Fort Augustus
PH32 4DU Inverness-shire
United Kingdom

Making Music member badges and logos

Wear the Making Music badge with pride!

Download our logo or our membership badges for use on your promotional materials, to help you show that you’re part of Making Music’s network supporting and championing voluntary music. You can also download adverts and images for your programmes, social media channels and newsletters to help spread the word about amateur music making.

Membership badges

Show you're proud to be part of Making Music by using our membership badges on your programmes, leaflets and elsewhere.

Member meetup (Gateshead)

Come along to this informal event and meet other music makers from your local area.

  • Find out what other groups in your area are working on or planning
  • Meet new people who you might work with in the future 
  • Bring along any burning questions about running a group that you can ask others
  • Share your expertise with others
  • Find out about local issues and how others are tackling them – from availability of venues and sheet music to dealing with rising costs and red tape


Who should attend this event?


St Mary's Heritage Centre
Oakwellgate Gateshead
NE8 2AU Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom


In the summer issue of Highnotes we look at how brass bands are reinventing themselves for the 21st century, find out about the instrument scheme that’s helping leisure-time musicians and get geared up to join in with Make Music Day.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.


Making Music Council (Swansea)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?


Village Hotel
Langdon Road
SA1 8QY Swansea
United Kingdom

What do we get for our membership?

There are three types: we influence on your behalf; we offer practical and artistic support; and we connect you to each other and to relevant contacts.

Highnotes - spring 2019

In the spring issue of Highnotes we look at research on the connection between making music and wellbeing, how groups can improve their appeal to younger people, and an exhibition at the Barbican Music Library celebrating leisure-time music making.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.

Christmas cards from Making Music

Help support Making Music to create more inspiring musical opportunities for people around the UK by buying our musical Christmas cards this year

Highnotes - autumn 2018

In the autumn issue of Highnotes we explore what makes good group dynamics, how to protect your hearing, and we celebrate 100 years of the Choir Schools Association.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.

Making Music discounts: overview

We know that many of our member groups operate on a tight budget. Working with our corporate members, we’ve collected more than two dozen discounts, subsidies and offers to help our members save on everything from sheet music to booking artists and making recordings.