Introduction to the Foundation

We are being ambitious and have a fundraising target of £1 million for the Band on the Wall Foundation.

This will provide a sustainable income to fund a music engagement programme, which will extend and expand music-making for young people throughout Manchester and the North West. This will provide facilities, skills and enrich lives through a wide range of innovative courses, master-class events, technical training, mentoring and even performance opportunities.

Our slogan is ‘Music is an open Sky’ – Music creates opportunities, it broadens horizons, it gives people a different perspective.  We strongly believe that music can change lives, raise aspirations, develop personal skills, creativity, confidence and self-esteem.

The Foundation will give a musical voice to children and young people who are disadvantaged by economic deprivation, low educational achievement, crime, poverty and isolation.

The project will be coordinated by Brighter Sound, an organisation with over 12 years’ experience of creating music projects that  make a real difference to the lives of children,  young people and adults.