Big Noise Fallin is an exciting development from Big Noise Raploch, Sistema Scotland’s very first Big Noise programme.
Big Noise is a programme that uses high quality music education and nurturing relationships to support children, young people and families to realise their potential, improving lives and strengthening communities.
At Big Noise Fallin, musicians from Big Noise will focus on teaching brass instruments alongside a strong grounding in general musicianship and will work with children in Primary 5, 6 and 7 at Fallin Primary. Quality, nurturing relationships, regular engagement and long-term involvement are key principles of a Big Noise programme. The children will have sessions in school and then have the opportunity to join an after-school programme in the community. Families will be invited to be involved regularly, hoping for a similar positive impact on community cohesion as the work in Raploch.
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Big Noise in-school delivery
All Primary 5s, 6s and 7s will also have musicianship classes during the school day on Thursdays.
Big Noise After School Club
Children in Primary 5 and Primary 6 will be invited to come to our Big Noise After School Club directly from school at 3pm until 4.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, held at Fallin Primary. The children will be learning a range of brass instruments and in time will form a brass ensemble.
How do I enrol my child in Big Noise Fallin After School Club?
There are a number of ways that you can enrol your child in the After School Club. You can:
- Complete an enrolment form and return it to the school office
- Call our Big Noise office on 01786 445 707 or 07811 489 436
How much does it cost to go to Big Noise?
Big Noise is free to go to. We provide the children with instruments when they are old enough to start playing an instrument. We also provide free t-shirts and snacks. Any extra activities or trips the children or families are invited on will also be covered by the charity Sistema Scotland.
Why can’t younger/older children sign up for Big Noise Fallin?
The programme at Fallin is based on the Big Noise Raploch model - but it's a more targeted model. We are targeting the input at Primary 5 & 6 onwards and then aiming to work with them through secondary school.
The programme is taught by the same musicians who work at Big Noise Raploch, uses much of the same curriculum and teaching and learning materials and will be delivered with the same energy and fun!
This is a first for us and we will be learning as an organisation about what can be transferred and what we miss from not having the full programme from the early years.
We will wherever possible involve children in the younger year groups in concerts, events and if visiting artists come to the school.
Who will be teaching my child at Big Noise? Can I meet them?
Big Noise is taught by highly-skilled, experienced and inspirational professional musicians who are passionate about supporting children and young people to realise their full potential. You will have the chance to meet and get to know the Big Noise Fallin team as we get the programme underway. We will be offering opportunities via the schools and in the community for you to meet the musicians and all the Big Noise staff members.
Can parents/carers/family members/community members get involved in Big Noise?
As we plan the programme in the coming year we will be inviting parents and community members to join a community representative group. This group will be invited to be involved in the recruitment process for staff members, and other opportunities across the year to help shape the planning of the programme.
We will also be establishing a volunteering programme in 2022, volunteers help support the after-school programme, as well as supporting the admin team, office tasks and connections in the community.
Some community members may also be interested in applying to work at Big Noise, and we will have a number of job opportunities over the coming years as we build the programme and team. We will ensure these are advertised and promoted locally in the community.
Delivery of Big Noise Fallin
Big Noise Fallin is delivered by Sistema Scotland in partnership with Stirling Council and with the support of a range of funders and donors.