Bolingbroke Music Friends Scheme

At Bolingbroke Academy, every student is given the chance to learn an instrument, free of charge, for their first year. We run a huge number of enrichments, workshops and large-scale concert opportunities for the Bolingbroke pupils, all of which are free of charge. In order to continue providing these unique opportunities to our growing number of pupils the Music Department must now rely on the generosity of parents and other donors. If you feel that you can make a donation, whether it be a regular or a one-off contribution, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the future of Bolingbroke Music.

We are therefore very excited to launch our new Bolingbroke Music Friends Scheme.

As part of the Friends Scheme you would be able to specify what you would like your money to go towards and donations can be gift aided.

  • Free music tuition for less advantaged pupils - £3,000
  • 20 new macs for the mac suite (our current macs are on their last legs as they are 8 years old) - £20,000
  • Sheet music for ensembles, concerts, and instrumental lessons - £1,000
  • Technical music equipment for performing and recording (leads, amps, microphones) - £1,000
  • A new drum kit - £600
  • A baritone horn (giving the opportunity for brass players to learn a new instrument in Year 7 lessons and beyond) - £500
  • Annual instrumental repairs (we loan out over 100 instruments a year to pupils, with all Year 7s receiving their instruments for free) - £600
  • Grand piano tuning - £1,000
  • Continuing and expanding our Music Technician role (funding the continuation of this role for a gap-year alumnus from Bolingbroke, supporting with the admin and daily running of the Music department and all its trips and events, to continue the department to be able to give new and exciting opportunities to all Bolingbroke pupils) - £5,000

There are two tiers to the Bolingbroke Music Friends Scheme:

Music Friend: £50-£500 donation. Annual benefits:
- Your name in all Music programmes
- Invitation to an annual Music Friends Drinks Reception before the annual Summer Concert at St Barnabas Church

Music Champion: £500+ donation. Annual benefits:
- Your name in all Music programmes
- Invitation to an annual Music Friends Drinks Reception before the annual Summer Concert at St Barnabas Church
- Reserved front row seats at all Music events