Friends of Music Wells Cathedral School
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The Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School was created to support and raise funds for the talented and enthusiastic young people who study and play music at the school. Many of them go on to highly successful careers in the world of music and they benefit greatly from the support provided by the generous and interested audience of Friends.
Although the Friends of Music works very closely with the school, it is run independently by a management committee elected from among the Friends’ members.
The benefits of being a Friend
Wells Cathedral School offers a wide range of concerts by visiting professional soloists and ensembles as well as its own highly talented students, in the new state-of-the-art Cedars Hall, in Wells Cathedral and in the intimate medieval Quilter Hall. Friends of Music receive advance information of all these concerts, and discounted ticket prices. They are also sent email invitations to additional free events and masterclasses, as well as a biannual magazine giving an insight into the activities of the music department, and other school magazines.
Financial support for music at Wells
After minimal administrative expenses, all income is gifted to the school to purchase new instruments, to help subsidise concert tours abroad, and to meet other requests from the music department. In recent years these have ranged from major grants for a concert grand piano and towards the building and equipping of Cedars Hall, to more modest but essential items such as new piano stools and music stands.
Single annual membership £20
Single life membership £200
Joint annual membership £30
Joint life membership £300
To join, please fill out our Friends of Music Application Form.