Equipping children with resilience and confidence
TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL ACROSS ALL AREAS OF THEIR LIVES
Big Noise Raploch on stage with the RSNO
Big Noise Raploch perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Culture Minister visits Big Noise Govanhill
Minister for Culture Christina McKelvie MSP visits Big Noise Govanhill.
New Director of Music and Curriculum
David Munn has been announced as our new Director of Music and Curriculum.
Summer Club Success at Big Noise
Celebrating another successful summer of Big Noise holiday club across Scotland.
Fiona Duncan Joins the Board
Fiona Duncan has been announced as the newest member of the Sistema Scotland board.
Sistema Scotland's 15th Anniversary
We mark 15 years of transforming lives through music in Scotland!
Big Noise Douglas welcomes First Minister
First Minister Humza Yousaf attends Big Noise Douglas' 5th birthday celebration.
Big Noise summer birthday celebrations
Big Noise blows out the candles on another amazing birthday concert season!
New leadership role at Sistema Scotland
Paul Sullivan joins us in this new leadership role created to strengthen youth and community voices.
Big Noise Govanhill perform with RSNO
Young people from Big Noise Govanhill take to the stage with RSNO in Glasgow.
Big Noise Douglas side-by-side with RSNO
Big Noise Douglas Perform at a special concert with the RSNO at Caird Hall.
Big Noise perform at special concert in India
Young musicians from Big Noise travel to India to perform in the Concert for Friendship.
Become a Big Noise volunteer
Learn how our volunteers make a huge difference in our Big Noise communities across the country.
A magical Big Noise winter concert season
'Tis the season for Big Noise Winter Concerts across Scotland!
New evaluation shows Big Noise, Big Futures!
The latest evaluation report launched at Big Noise Raploch shows positive educational outcomes.
Special Big Noise concert in Wester Hailes
Big Noise Govanhill & Raploch perform special concert in Wester Hailes.
Big Noise celebrates with summer concerts
Big Noise celebrates achievements with summer concerts across Scotland.
Minister for Culture visits Big Noise Raploch
Minister for Culture visits Raploch to join in the Big Noise.
Big Noise Douglas on stage with the RSNO
Big Noise Douglas take to the stage with the RSNO at the Caird Hall in Dundee.
Big Noise Wester Hailes staff announcements!
Sistema Scotland appoints Head of Centre and Operations Manager for Big Noise Wester Hailes.
Evidence on benefits of Big Noise Douglas
Three families involved in Big Noise Douglas are telling the stories of their first-hand experience of the programme.
Stirling's Bid for UK City of Culture 2025
We are delighted to be backing Stirling’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2025!
Evaluation of Big Noise Douglas
The University of Dundee has evaluated the impact of Big Noise Douglas
Big Noise is coming to Fallin in Stirling
Sistema Scotland announces a new Big Noise brass programme in Fallin, Stirling.
Kenny McGhee joins Sistema Scotland's Board
Kenny McGhee has been appointed as a new member of Sistema Scotland.
Big Noise Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
Sistema Scotland announces a new Big Noise programme in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
Official statement regarding allegations against El Sistema in Venezuela
Our statement in response to allegations of abuse against El Sistema in Venezuela.
More than 9000 online Big Noise lessons
Looking back at how we've been adapting & learning during the pandemic.
Dame Evelyn Glennie becomes Ambassador!
World's premier solo percussionist joins the Big Noise family!
Big Noise in Eight Tracks
Immerse yourself in our new mixtape inspired by the Big Noise programme.
Sistema Scotland receives generous legacy
Sistema Scotland receives generous legacy from long-term supporter
Announcement of new Board members
Paul Philbert and Catherine Muirden announced as newly appointed Board Member of Sistema Scotland.
Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2020
We were delighted to participate in the 2020 Special Edition, exploring the Transformational Power of Culture.
New Board Member announced
Dr Lois Fitch announced as newly appointed Board Member of Sistema Scotland.
Big Noise will be paused from Wed 18th March
Big Noise will be paused from Wednesday 18th March until further notice.
Anas Sarwar MSP visits Big Noise Govanhill
Anas Sarwar, Scottish Labour MSP for Glasgow, visited Big Noise Govanhill this week
Nicola Killean awarded OBE in New Year Honours 2020
Nicola Killean, CEO of Sistema Scotland, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for 2020.
Big Noise Govanhill Christmas Concerts 2019
Big Noise Govanhill celebrated an amazing year of transforming lives through music with two nights of fantastic performance at the Glasgow Elim Church at the start of December.
Why we must make a Big Noise - Benny Higgins
Our chair, Benny Higgins, talks about the importance of making a Big Noise in a challenging world
Partnership with Forth Valley College
We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership agreement with our good friends at Forth Valley College.
Big Noise Douglas cracker of a concert
Children from Big Noise Douglas perform their first ever Christmas concert
Festive Big Noise Torry Performance
Children from Big Noise Torry perform Christmas concert at Aberdeen's Music Hall
Festive Cheer at Govanhill Concerts
200 Children bring festive cheer at Big Noise Govanhill Christmas concerts!
New Director of Music appointed
Sistema Scotland appoints Peter Nicholson as their new Director of Music
Richard Holloway to stand down as Chairman of Sistema Scotland
Sistema Scotland, the charity which runs the Big Noise programme for children living in disadvantaged areas, today announced that Richard Holloway, its visionary founder and Chairman, will retire from the Board in December 2018.
You're invited to join our 10th Birthday celebrations by taking part in our #100BigHellos Campaign.
Nicola Benedetti performs for children in Govanhill
'Big Sister' Nicola Benedetti performs private concert for 200 school children in Govanhill
Cash award hits right note with Aberdeen music project
A music initiative in Aberdeen is celebrating being awarded a share of a £275,000 windfall.
Sistema Scotland Makes a Big Noise in Dundee
The launch of Big Noise Douglas took a major step forward with the signing of the official partnership agreement.
Learning Visits to Big Noise Raploch
An opportunity to find out more about what we do and see our work in action.
Musicians make a Big Noise on tour of Italy
Big Noise Raploch Symphony Orchestra set off on a trip of a lifetime to Italy last week.
Fourth Big Noise Centre for Sistema Scotland
Sistema Scotland has announced the launch of its fourth Big Noise Centre in Douglas, Dundee.
First impressions of the third kind - partnerships
In the latest in a series of blogs Interim CEO Colin describes feeling liberated from competitive suspicions.
£2.5m to transform children’s lives
Four year package to support and enhance transformative youth orchestras.
Under-the-radar creativity could provide answer to desperate child neglect
How the power of art and creativity can help 'treat' the problems caused by chronic child neglect.
Thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery
Young musicians from a deprived area of Glasgow are appearing on a Christmas card being sent to more than a million people around the UK.
Big Noise kids sneak a peek at Snowman
Aberdeen primary school kids gained VIP access to RSNO Christmas Concert with special screening of classic animation
Join our Free International Webinar
Join an international online audience to learn about and discuss the initial findings of this long-term evaluation
Social Action Children’s Orchestra Launches in Aberdeen
A new orchestra that aims to transform children’s lives made its performing debut in Aberdeen.
Side by side with BBC SSO – Danzon
Side by side concert with Big Noise Raploch at Glasgow City Halls.
Big Noise Raploch Praised in Report
Raploch’s Big Noise children’s orchestra has been praised for high attendance and the exceptional achievement of many participants, following an inspection by Education Scotland.