Back to School

Starting the 16th of February through until the 20th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM,  The Bunker will be hosting a Rock School for young people aged 8-13 during the half-term. The course aims to provide young people with new opportunities: a chance to make new friends via the power of music, and the chance to receive musical tuition, enhance abilities, and perhaps even form bands of their own.

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The week begins with ‘Back to Basics’ – an introduction to the course, and an evaluation of where abilities currently are. The participants get hands-on and learn about the basics of the instruments they choose.

Then, it’s ‘Bang Your Own Drum’. This is a djembe drum session in which everyone will come together and develop their musical abilities whilst forming a bond with other young people. This will continue into Wednesday where there will be a particular focus on band dynamics, furthering their knowledge.

 

Thursday and Friday are dedicated to writing and recording a song together. Games will be used to, again, continue to form bonds, keep the course fun but also to help with the song writing process. Eventually, the young people will record their song and leave with a copy of it to take home with them.

Liam Huitson, Music Business Co-ordinator at the Bunker added:
‘I think this will be a great opportunity for young people to get together and have a go at something they might not have tried before. There are endless possibilities to what you can do with music, and hopefully these young people can achieve something wonderful.’

For more information on how to book a placement or to simply find out more, contact us:
Tel. 0191 567 1777
Email: info@bunkeruk.com

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The Percy Hedley Foundation (On a Drumming Workshop)

Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves."

Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."

 
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Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves." Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."  

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
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"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Manifesto magazine

“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”
2013-08-12T23:38:31+00:00
“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"