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CMA Music Festival

During the Autumn term 2018, Croydon Music and Arts presents the CMA Music Festival, a contemporary solo musical performance competition aimed at students from Grades 6 and above.

If you are a student at CMA (tuition and music centres included), at the standard of Grades 6 and above in your chosen instrument and would like the chance to win up to £100 in music  vouchers, please download the application form through the link below to find out more.

Click here to download the CMA Music Festival application form.

 

Street Fest

This summer, Croydon youth take over the High Street with live performances as part of Street Live - an events programme organised by Croydon Bid and Croydon Council!

With performances from CMA Concert Band, CMA Jazz Band, CMA String Orchestra, Sound Mix, Palace for Life Cheerleaders, Tenacity & Kinetika Bloco.

Click here for the full programme!

 
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Here's their upcoming dates, for ages 10-18 years old:

FREE!
23rd - 25th August, 11am - 4pm
at Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 7AL

FREE!
24th - 26th October, 11am - 4pm
at Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, CR9 7AL

Click here to sign up!

Please email Tamzyn French if you have any questions: tamzyn@kinetikabloco.co.uk

Kinetika Bloco Croydon

Kinetika Bloco bring together groups of young people to create vibrant carnival and samba music. They are renowned for getting people into the carnival spirit!

We are working in partnership with them to support a series of workshops over the school holidays. They have also been working with a range of our staff and advanced young players to share skills and music-making techniques.

They are experts in bringing together experienced musicians and those with no experience to play and perform together, creating inclusive sessions open to all needs and abilities.
Find out more about them here.

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Virtual School Music and Arts Sessions

The Croydon Virtual School is a team that works to improve the education of children in care in the borough.

We are working with them to offer weekly two-hour sessions in visual arts and music to a group of their unaccompanied asylum-seeking students. These creative sessions provide a way for the young people to have fun, interact with each other in a different way (creatively!) and engage with something new.

 

Beckmead Arts Day

Once a week during term time our creative practitioners visit Beckmead School to deliver an arts and crafts day for young boys with behavioural and learning needs aged 8 – 14 years.

They spend the day there working with different classes to create beautiful pieces of art work using different drawing and painting techniques. This project has proven very beneficial in supporting the young people to express themselves in a safe way and develop healthy relationships with one another.

For more information on how we support young people with complex needs, please contact us.