27 Sep 2012
A second music project aimed at inspiring youngsters is to take place after winning approval from councillors.
The Big Noise initiative, which took place earlier this year to great acclaim in the Raploch area of Stirling, will stage a second event in Glasgow’s Govanhill.
Scottish Conservative culture spokeswoman Annabel Goldie MSP said:
“The more we can involve children in music the better.
“It reaches over boundaries of background, language and geography opening up new horizons.
“No one can be uninspired by the effect and success of the Sistema Big Noise children’s orchestra in the Raploch area of Stirling.
“I am delighted to hear that Govanhill in Glasgow is to be part of this exciting adventure – it is particularly important at a time when children may be missing out on that vital connection with making music because of cuts to music tuition in our schools.
“Musical talent abounds in Scotland and identifying it in our young people is one of the most important things we can do.
“It’s so much more than the acquisition of a musical skill – it builds self-confidence, helps develop social skills, creates a team environment, brings new friends and gives a huge amount of individual and collective pleasure.
“Most importantly it gives young people a passport for life which will enrich and enhance their adulthood.”
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