Plans for new regional music hub for Warwickshire youngsters - The Leamington Observer

Plans for new regional music hub for Warwickshire youngsters

Leamington Editorial 28th Jan, 2024   0

AMBITIOUS plans are being composed for a hew regional music hub for youngsters in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet has approved an ‘options appraisal’ proposal to establish a new regional Music Hub for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

The options appraisal will explore joint management and delivery arrangements for the new music hub. And it is anticipated the preferred option would be for a new legal entity to be established and jointly owned by the three local authorities.

This development comes in response to the Department for Education’s new geographic arrangements for music hubs, aimed at creating larger, more strategic hubs across the country.

These proposed new arrangements are planned to come in to effect in the next academic year in September and will not impact on the current service provision of the Warwickshire Music.

WCC’s education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “Music plays a vital role in enriching the lives of young people, and we are delighted that we have over 12,000 children and young people who currently use Warwickshire Music to enjoy music and develop their skills.

“We are confident that this collaboration will be a positive step forward for music education in Warwickshire. We look forward to working with our partners in Coventry and Solihull to develop a vibrant and successful regional music hub that will inspire and nurture the musical talents of future generations.”

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