We've launched our festive appeal and are asking people to Give the Gift of Musicto help disadvantaged children and communities across Birmingham and the West Midlands this Christmas.
We're calling on the public to support our festive fundraising campaign to help enrich the lives of disadvantaged children and communities in and around the West Midlands through music. The donations raised will enable the charity to inspire a love of live performance by removing barriers to participation and opening up a world of music to the region’s diverse communities.
Many young and disadvantaged people across Birmingham and the West Midlands are currently missing out on life-changing opportunities to make and experience live music. The increasing cost of living has meant that individuals are not getting the opportunities to experience live performances in world class venues like Symphony Hall and Town Hall. Access to music in schools has also significantly dropped, with fewer children benefiting from the many advantages that come with being actively involved in music-making from a young age.
B:Music are working to raise funds to make this possible. As part of our charity Gift of Music Christmas appeal, we're asking audiences, artists, and local businesses to show their support by making a donation when booking tickets online or over the phone, via contactless points in Town Hall and Symphony Hall, or by contacting the Development team directly.
The funds raised will enable us to provide free opportunities and experiences to those who would otherwise be unable to take part. Including providing bursaries for young people to access free music tuition at B:Music’s B:and Together fortnightly ensembles, offering free tickets to local families and community groups, supporting B:Music’s vital work in schools in the most deprived areas of the city, and providing much needed respite for those caring for loved ones.
'The current cost of living crisis is affecting many people across the West Midlands and has had a significant impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing. Making and experiencing live music can make a huge difference. Every penny donated to our Gift of Music Appeal counts; anything you can spare truly will make a difference.'
Rachel Cranny, B:Music Head of Development and Impact