FREE, fun taster sessions for young people are being offered by West Sussex Music.
Specialist music teachers run musical groups at Worthing College on Fridays and Saturdays during term time, Shoreham Academy on Thursdays and bands at Northbrook College on Wednesdays.
Sally Sanderson, area leader, said: “The groups are for pupils of all ages between three and 18 and are designed to give children the best musical start in life – they just need to be having lessons to qualify.
“Groups, or ensembles as we call them, are great fun and provide a chance for children to make music together and meet new friends, working as a team and performing in great venues.
“West Sussex Music builds on a 50-year heritage in providing high-quality opportunities for 18,000 children and young people.
“We know that when children enjoy playing and singing with others they become more motivated to learn and improve.”
Students are encouraged to socialise and events are organised to raise money for the centre, including a sponsored silence, called The Big Hush, at the end of January. Mime and hand actions will be used to communicate at rehearsals.
Worthing Music Centre, which includes all three venues and covers schools from Littlehampton to Shoreham and Steyning, is offering the taster sessions from February 3 to 6. Visit www.westsussexmusic.co.uk for more information or call 08452 082 182 to book.
Each child needs their instrument or voice and to attend with a parent.
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