Help young people feel connected through music making 


Welcome to encore, the fundraising network for Brighton Youth Orchestra and all the city ensembles managed by Brighton & Hove Music and Arts. encore nurtures the next generation of rising musical talent.

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts teach thousands of young musicians and have been working hard to ensure that lessons continue online throughout the pandemic and beyond. We want to share our passion for music and encourage these young musicians to keep making music whether they are at home or in school.

What we need

We need your help to fundraise enough money to support families in Brighton & Hove who need music for their children and young people the most. We need your help to support families across the city who need music for their children and young people the most.


More and more of our families are finding it hard to prioritise music lessons for their children at this time, and now more than ever, music can be a bedrock for our young people’s happiness and stability.  We want to ensure we can continue to provide bursaries and support to every family that needs it.

Why we need it

Music energises and helps us cope with difficult times. Young people tell us that they see music-making as an essential part of their lives - it makes them feel worthwhile and helps them explore their emotions. They draw on it as a tool to convey and reflect their feelings. Science has proved that music changes emotional states and helps to regulate moods.

The creative process of making music has a deep and profound impact on well-being and during these uncertain times, young people have felt disconnected and unable to socialise with their peers. Our aim is to support them and get them through these difficult times through the power of music. 

How donations are spent 

- Hardship Fund supporting young musicians who would otherwise be unable to access lessons at Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. 


  - O360 inclusive ensemble working with children with special educational needs and their families across Brighton & Hove.

 - Access to affordable instruments for young musicians, and purchase and maintenance of instruments for ensembles.

 - New collaborative work and performances with professional musicians, embracing all our ensembles, and going on tour.

For every £10 donated, we can give a music lesson online. 

And if you tick Gift Aid this adds 25% to every donation.

Thank you! 


Your help will give chances to young people who need a musical life-line and a safe place to navigate their emotions and moods. All through the power of writing and playing music. 

Music is vital for young people 

Music is strength    

Music connects

Music lifts spirits 

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