2 hours ago
AMP is excited to be performing again at the Official Opening of the Village Green at the National Arts Festival on Saturday 29 June. This year AMP's String Ensemble will be playing. Also on the programme is the Cathedral St Michael & St George Marimba Band. Catch us around 11:00AM at the Village Green!
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3 days ago
Thank you Redwood Spur Steak Ranch for the job shadowing. Not only did we raise some of the needed funds for SBNYJF (Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival), but our learners also got to taste the work environment. We hope the partnership will continue again in future. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Brewing local talent from the shadows:-
The AMP shadow shift at the Spur next Tuesday is towards attendance to the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival (SBNYJF) from 26 June - 1 July.
Redwood Spur Steak Ranch will be giving 10% of their profit for the evening to this fundraiser, and for every table of customers that come to eat at Spur specifically in support of AMP, Spur will give a further R50 to AMP.
Read more about the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival and why this is such an amazing opportunity for our learners: www.youthjazz.co.za ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
AMP learners are shadowing at the Spur to raise funds to attend the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival (SBNYJF) from 26 June - 1 July. The Spur will be giving 10% of their profit for the evening to AMP's fundraiser, and for every table of customers that come to eat at Spur specifically in support of AMP, Spur will give a further R50 to AMP.
Read more about the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival and why this is such an amazing opportunity for our learners: www.youthjazz.co.za
If you can't make it to the Spur, you could still contribute to the fundraiser by:
Sponsoring a learner's attendance at the SBNYJF - R495 will sponsor one learner's attendance
Make a donation towards this fundraiser
Click here for our banking details: accessmusic.org.za/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
AMPlify us! – Instalment #4: Donate an instrument or equipment
Do you have an instrument sitting at home that you haven't played for years? 🎹🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻 This instrument could be put to use and cherished by a young aspiring musician.
AMP welcomes donations of new or second-hand musical instruments. Donated instruments will belong to the programme itself, but are allocated to particular learners for the duration of their time at AMP, and the learners get to take the instruments home to practice.
AMP has an immediate need for violins (1/2 size, 3/4 and full size), pennywhistles, and marching band / samba style percussion for starting our 'Early Access' programme for young learners.
Other than this, we have a regular need for the following instruments: trumpets, trombones, saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone), tubas, cellos, violins, violas, marimbas, drum kits, pianos, keyboards, flutes, clarinets, bass guitars, guitars (acoustic, electric), pennywhistles, minor percussion. We also use PA equipment (speakers, amplifiers, etc) and music stands.
If you are interested in donating one of these items, or would like to find out more information, you can to make arrangements: firstname.lastname@example.org / 060 788 8061. ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck to AMP learners who begin their mid-year music exams this afternoon!
Hit those high notes. I meant high marks! ... See MoreSee Less
Volunteering at AMP is not only limited to music teaching, nor is it limited to individuals located in Makhanda.
Jenna Koyama, a student at Syracuse University in New York State, USA, designed AMP’s beautiful new logo and branding. Jobst Bodenstein, based in Makhanda, is assisting AMP with fundraising, legal advice, and NPO governance. This kind of support is of great significance to us and enables AMP to carry out its daily work. We are highly grateful to have benefitted from the expertise of these two wonderful people!
Are you interested in volunteering for AMP? AMP welcomes volunteers in a wide variety of roles. See our website for more info: accessmusic.org.za/donate or contact us: accessmusic.org.za/contact/
At the present moment, we are in search of volunteers for the following specific roles:
😃 designing marketing materials for AMP (once-off)
😃 social media & PR support (a few hours a week)
😃 marimba band facilitator (an hour a week)
😃 PrDP driver (couple of hours a week)
😃 fundraising support (a few hours a week)
If you are interested in assisting us with marketing and publicity or our social media campaigns, find out more via our forgood profile here: www.forgood.co.za/volunteer/crowd-funding-pr-designing-marketing-materials
Jobst Bodenstein forgood ... See MoreSee Less
Here are some pictures of our learners at the 2019 SAC/DSG Music Festival last week. They enjoyed themselves, and we are thankful for these opportunities that allow the young music students to taste the stage. ... See MoreSee Less