Yamaha Class band is a whole-class wind band learning programme. It can act as a transition project as students begin on brass or woodwind in their last year at primary or their first year at secondary school. Already established for over 15 years throughout mainland Europe, Yamaha began pilots with music services in Coventry and Staffordshire in January 2011.
Early feedback from peripatetic staff, class teachers and senior management teams has been exceptional, with indications that, in addition to bringing much-needed practical music skills into the classroom, Class Band is already contributing to positive cultural change within host schools.
The project begins with the partner school or music service being supplied with a class of Yamaha Instruments. These will outlast, by many years, inferior and cheaper instruments, which makes the Yamaha brand by far the best long-term investment.
Yamaha can also provide assisted finance schemes to ensure start-up costs and budgets are always manageable. Benefits for host schools and music services include regular training for their teachers and networking/exchange opportunities with other Class Bands throughout Europe.
Click here to read more information about the Class Band project, on the Yamaha Music in Education UK website.