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Graveney Music Friends & Supporters

We have been asked on many occasions how parents, friends and supporters of the Graveney Music Department can help support students at the school. If you feel that you would like to contribute any further there are a number of ways in which you can get involved!

How do I get involved?

The school subsidises instrumental lessons and helps enormously with what we do. We also use proceeds from concerts towards the costs of the extra-curricular programme. 

If you sign up to be a Graveney Music Friend you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful financial contribution to directly support the work of the Music Department. Whether you are able to make a one-off contribution or give regularly, we are able to reclaim Gift Aid on every contribution you make as part of the friends scheme, no matter how small.

Please indicate if you would like to help but aren't able to make a financial contribution as there may be ways in which you can support at Music Department events.

Click HERE to sign up to be a Music Friend


How are contributions to the Music Department spent?

We are fortunate to be able to offer the entire extra-curricular programme without directly charging students. There are, of course, costs involved in delivering it. Here are some of the examples of recent expenditure:

Assist with costs of reeds, strings and music for students with limited financial means £5-20
Purchase/hire of music for small ensembles / choirs £30-100
Instrument service/repair £60-£400
Purchase/hire of one piece of orchestral music for rehearsal and performance £80-£200
Costs of live musicians to perform A level composers' compositions £150-£900
Annual cost of all department piano tuning £1200

Purchase of more expensive orchestral instruments for student use - recent examples include an oboe and baritone saxophone


 In the future we'd hope to consider offering some of the following:

Provide more extensive instrumental lesson bursaries to students in need £160 a term
Provide financial assistance to students that may be prevented from attending residential trips £200
Purchase of more expensive orchestral instruments, eg. bass drum, orchestral xylophone, harp, double bass £400+
Hire of an external concert hall space to present concerts with greater audience capacity and comfort £2000-£7000
Enhance and expand the accommodation and facilities of the Music Department £+

Friend benefits

Friends will be eligible for a number of benefits. 

  • Names in programmes (optional)
  • Reserved seating at main Music Department concerts
  • Invitation to special Friends events


Contact Us

Click HERE to sign up to be a Music Friend

If you have any questions about the Friends and Supporters scheme, please get in touch!