Saints Beer & Blues Festival – 20th & 21st Oct 2017

Saints Beer & Blues Fest will celebrate the best of American and homegrown Blues alongside a unique offer of craft beers and real ales, cider and wine.

The Festival at St Peter’s by the Waterfront includes a special Friday Night Blues gig presented by Grapevine Live and hosted by Stephen Foster, with Open-Mic Blues sets throughout Saturday presented by West End Music.

Open from midday to midnight, the festival will include a pop-up record shop and street food stalls. Beer&Co are also delighted to confirm that the festival will support local charity ‘Musica’.

Ian Smith completed the Great North Run !

Ian-Smith-100-PixelOn the 11th September 2015 Ian Smith completed the Morrisons Great North Run on behalf of Musica-Workshops. This was a sponsored event and Ian was able to raise £600 to fund additional workshops.

A massive ‘thank you’ from the team at Musica’ to Ian for all his efforts and everyone that sponsored him !

Leiston CYDS Project

The CYDS Project in Leiston is about young people having a chance to do a creative activity that they wouldn’t normally get the chance to do. The activities Musica provided involved music production, songwriting and performance.

Saxfest 2015

Saxfest is a one day community festival in Saxmundham – Musica ran a number of open music workshops, it was a busy day but there were many smiling faces.

We had great feedback from the event organiser:

“I wanted a bit of time to tell you about the success of our 2nd Saxmundham Music Festival. Your workshops really had great feedback from everyone I have spoken to. Believe me, I do know a lot of people around the Town. The workshops showed people from any age what could be done with your expertise in assisting them ‘Live their dream’ of playing something musical, especially at a festival. It was proven by the amount of people who visited you and showing their love of music. I believe you rely on funding as much as we do and I can only say we shall do our utmost to repeat what we did this year in 2016. Your marquee showed professionalism at the best and I will take no hesitation to asking your organisation to come back next year.”
Terry Barrow.
Event Organiser



Parkside Pupil Referral Unit – Rockschool Qualifications

Students referred to Parkside have usually refused to attend ‘mainstream’ education for a variety of reasons. They will have been selected by Educational Psychologists or Educational Welfare Officers as appropriate for consideration. Student cases are then presented to an Admissions Panel at Parkside and the most ‘needy’ young people are allocated a place. In August 2015 2 Students successfully completed the Rockschool Music Practitioner Qualification – Level One.  Both students achieved Distinctions !!