Category Archives: Weekly Session Blog

Weekly Session Blog: Monday 22nd June 2015


Another wonderful session today after a short break over May. Great turn out and some fantastic new music being created!

Sadly, it was our last session before September. However, September is set to be an exciting month for Musical Arc. We are looking forward to the possibility of performing at DA DA Festival in September 2016 so watch this space…

Also in Early to Mid September 2015 we will be fundraising for Musical Arc with “Walk And Roll”-a mile circuit with all members of Musical Arc. This will be a sponsored event and we will keep followers posted about the dates for this and be sharing ways you can donate to the charity.

Musical Arc's fabulous horn section

Musical Arc’s fabulous horn section

Weekly Session Blog: Monday 27th April


We would like to say a big thank you to all the Musical Arc members for yet another wonderful workshop, this time at Kippax Ash Tree Primary.

As always we have received extremely positive feedback, including the following from the Kippax staff:

“I am so pleased that Musical Arc came into school – they were an inspiration and the kids were buzzing afterwards. Thanks again everyone at Musical Arc!”

Musical Arc performing Indigo

Musical Arc performing Indigo


Weekly Session Blog: Monday 20th April 2015


Musical Arc met for the annual general meeting today. It was lovely to reflect on the exciting year that Musical Arc has had, performing the Mango Tree and leading workshops all around Leeds. It was also a good chance to talk about the future and what we would like to achieve over the next year. I hope all the members are as excited about the coming year as we are.

Next week we will be popping into Kippax to lead another workshop.

Musical Arc getting ready to perform at the AGM

Musical Arc getting ready to perform at the AGM

Musical Arc has had some great news. Thanks to the Leeds Community Foundation- Red Nose Funding we have secured £1000 towards our great work…..
Congratulations to all the other successful applicants!!…/winners-of-yep-s-10…

Weekly Session Blog: Monday 23rd March 2015


Great news! Today was the first Musical Arc workshop of the year!! Musical Arc had a wonderful day at Alwoodley Primary School, a brilliant, thriving school with positive and supportive staff.

We have received some lovely feedback; the schools have said the assembly was fantastic and that they all enjoyed taking part in our music and art activities. All the pupils left talking excitedly about their day with Musical Arc.”

After today’s success we are excited for our next workshop which will be on the 27th April.”

Leah teaching a pupil to play glockenspiel

Liah inspiring Alwoodley pupils


Weekly Session Blog: Monday 9th March 2015


A great Musical Arc rehearsal today, although it was only the second time we have all met and played together in 2015 everyone was sounding as brilliant as ever. Today we were lucky to be joined by two fantastic musicians, Nina and Connor. We were also visited by a very familiar face, Julia. Musical Arc members and staff were able to express their thanks to Julia for all her hard work for Musical Arc over the years and wish her all the best for the future.  

 Musical Arc are geared up and ready to give an exciting workshop at Alwoodley Primary School on the 23rd March.


Musical Arc's wonderful horn section hard at work

Musical Arc’s wonderful horn section hard at work

Weekly Session Blog: Monday 1st December 2014


The first door of the advent calendar is open, the shops have Slade on repeat and Leeds is covered in glitter. As December rolls in Musical Arc are just finishing their final workshop, held at Compton Library. The workshop received a very warm reception with visitors to the library requesting our return in 2015.  It was the perfect way to wrap up this season’s workshops.  Head Librarian Madeline Wood said:

“This event was absolutely wonderful. It covered many different elements including music dance singing and story. There was a real buzz and it created a lot of interest not only from the participants but from all the people in the library at the time. It was lovely to see children who were initially shy get up and dance. We all enjoyed the session enormously.”

Dilrani performing "The Mango Tree"

Dilrani performing “The Mango Tree”


Weekly Session Blog: Monday 24th November 2014


Today was the final autumn Musical Arc rehearsal before Christmas; we have had a phenomenal season of workshops and rehearsals, with amazing performances and work from all of our members. We were also delighted to be joined by talented guitarist Jonathan and a lovely new member, Jake.

Sadly, next week will be the last workshop before Christmas, although I have no doubt that we will finish the season in true “Musical Arc” style.

Musical Arc's last rehearsal of the year

Musical Arc’s last rehearsal of the year