Music In Winchester

Friends of Music in Winchester is a charity aimed at giving financial help to young people in Hampshire, enabling them to take part in musical activities at all levels of competency,  in schools, colleges or other organisations, either in a group or as an individual. Applications are always welcome from aspiring professional musicians and from young people still at school or college who need help with lessons or instruments. Applications are also encouraged from schools and colleges seeking to take the initiative where there is little or no musical activity.

Recent examples of grants made or help given are:

  • Grant given to a young violinist in a difficult family situation who would not otherwise be able to learn the violin
  • Paid for the hire of the Anvil Concert Hall in Basingstoke so that hundreds of schoolchildren could take part in “The Big Sing”
  • Support given to “Beyond the Beat” where instrument teachers go twice a week to a school to give small group instrumental lessons culminating inhour long ensemble sessions 

For only £30 a year you could help support children who need extra finance to cover the costs of learning to sing or to play a musical instrument.

PATRONS The Dean of Winchester, Mrs Julian Benson, Lady (Louisa) Portal MBE DL
TRUSTEES Jeremy Bourne (Secretary), Adam Broke OBE FCA (Treasurer),
Michael Collett FCA (Membership Secretary), Jane Cobley (Grants Secretary),
David Hurley, Sarah McWhirter, Jon Newman (Chairman), Alexander Roe, Kitty Wakefield,

Roger Witcomb, Frances Yeowart

Company Limited by Guarantee  5676444, Registered Charity no 1115278