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The Vale Music Ensemble

Produced by Bangdrum CIC, The Vale Music Ensemble was a Foundation for Youth Music funded project that offered young people in Greater Manchester the chance to come together and form a 50-piece mega band. During the project the young musicians had opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed music leaders, record their own CD and perform their final pieces live on stage at Band on the Wall, Manchester. The ensemble featured five key sub-groups of music: backline band, brass, vocal group, percussion and steel pan.

All rehearsal sessions took place at Bangdrum’s music studio at The Vale in Mossley, Tameside.

Although the project is currently taking a break you can get involved with our Vale Sounds project that also has lots of music making opportunities for young people aged 16-21. Find out more here

Or if you are a you are a younger musician you can get involved with the Incredible Plastic Street band for 5-12 year olds.  Find out more here.

The Vale Music Ensemble - Documentary 2015