Sistema Scotland’s mission is to transform lives with music, using the orchestra to give children vital life skills and experiences and supporting them to develop into resilient adults.
Our first Big Noise orchestra is based in the community of Raploch, Stirling and was opened in 2008. In 2013, we opened our second centre in Govanhill, Glasgow and this was followed in 2015 by our third centre in Torry, Aberdeen. We have four main aspirations: to transform children’s lives with music, to empower communities, to grow future orchestras, and to create a 21st century charity.
We are delighted that our work has generated a lot of interest, and we frequently receive requests to visit. Interested people include music teachers and students interested in our pedagogic methodology, potential volunteers and donors, and people running or intending to set up similar projects in other parts of the UK and abroad.
Our Learning Visits are designed to cater to this interest. They are geared specifically towards providing the best possible overview of the work that we do; providing participants with the opportunity to observe our work in action, and the time to ask questions and learn more about what we do.
Our next general Learning Visits to Big Noise Raploch will take place on the afternoons of Thursday 10 November 2016 and Thursday 23 March 2017. These will include a presentation on Sistema Scotland and Big Noise, and the opportunity to observe a range of our music sessions.
We see these Learning Visits as an opportunity for us to learn as an organisation, therefore we will ask you to provide honest feedback about what you have learned and witnessed. We hope that these visits will help to tell our story, to connect like-minded people, and to motivate and inspire others to support us and to develop similar work.
Attendance is free, however spaces are strictly limited. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.