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Calling all budding drummers!!

In Feb 2023 Big Noise received a grant from Gosport Cultural Consortium to form a Youth Samba band to participatre in Hi Street Fest which took place in July 2023. The project involved the young people attending weekly rehearsals at St Johns Church in Gosport where they learnt to play rhythms which have inspired many modern styles including Funk, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop and R&B. The youth samba band have also performed the main Big Noiuse band and we were keen to continue the group and to create a sustainable, accessible, and inclusive music activitiy for young people that offers a route of progression for them to develop their skills. We are delighted to have secured additional funding from Gosport Borough Council and The Hornpipe Trust which will allow us to continue rehearsals in September. Sessions are FREE and no experience is required just a willingness to get involved and maybe step out of your comfort zone... a little!. So f you are aged 13 to 18 and want to try something a little different we look forward to seeing you

Where? - St Johns Church every Monday 6 to 7:30 pm (not bank holidays or half term)

        WHY SAMBA?

  • Develops transferable skills e.g., communication, teamwork, leadership

  • Builds confidence and resilience and improves physical and mental wellbeing

  • Promotes a sense of achievement

  • Encourages positive social interaction

  • IT'S FUN!!

The session will be led by Big Noise music leader and co-founder Charlie Fletcher (PG Dip - World Music Studies), who is an experienced community musician and workshop leader who had been teaching Samba drumming for over 20 years. A veteran of thousands of music workshops Charlie has delivered to all ages and abilities and has a reputation as a dynamic leader who inspires and entertains audiences and students alike.

All equipment will be provided and all abilities are welcome with no experience necessary so if you are interested please complete the contact from here or email OR just turn up on the evening!

"my Daughter has grown in confidence from a shy kid who would not speak, to a confident young adult in the space of a few months that will express an opinion and who will happily run off to speak to her new friends without prompting" - Parent -  


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