The dawn of a new year brings in fresh promises and attempts to renew vows of previous years, often with trips to bright flashy gyms that in turn assure they’ll make you a new person, or, instead you’ll decide to banish certain foods from daily diets – both pledges that have been driven by guilt in the annual over indulgence of Christmas.
If this sounds like you, how about riding a new wave and take a new direction that doesn’t involve unrealistic food and fitness measures? Last term Most Entertaining launched a new ensemble ‘modestly’ called Most Entertaining’s All Stars. The idea of the group is to provide an opportunity for amateur musicians, who play all instrument types, to meet weekly and exercise their musicianship, led by professional coach Robert Briggs. Briggs puts the group through its paces with songwriting, improvisation, arranging and practical musicianship. Music tackled is as diverse as Muse to Metallica. The group continues this term and seeks new members eager to strike a chord or belt a tune with others. Full details to find out more and to book are posted below. Here is what one member said of last term’s sessions.
‘…You’ve (RB) taken us from a vagabond bunch of directionless strangers into a band and we have loved every week and really appreciate what you have done for us.’
At the end of last term Most Entertaining also launched an Instrumental Bursary – the aim of which is to support young people who wish to learn an instrument, but don’t have the funds to do so. We would like to thank all the local businesses who helped kick start our fund by donating very generous prizes for our raffle – drawn at our Christmas Concert in Stockbridge. We will continue to update everyone on the development and plans for the instrumental bursary.
All our students who took ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall grades last term passed – a number with good merits and distinctions. Congratulations to both students and teachers for all their hard work. Best of luck to everyone who is set to do similar exams in Spring.
Most Entertaining would like to welcome all its new students who have either recently begun lessons or are about to and look forward to meeting them at our future concerts.
In the meantime, Happy New Year on behalf of everyone at Most Entertaining – have a great term!
Most Entertaining All Star Ensemble sign up contact: Robert Briggs – email@example.com or call the office on 0131 477 7821 to book a place or find out more information.