Feel-Good Friday Band is led by BSO Associate Sam Mason who is a specialist workshop leader. She will be supported by BSO musicians at each session with instruments varying from violin to trombone, percussion to saxophone.

No musical experience is required to attend the Feel-Good Friday Band and a selection of percussion instruments will be provided. Those who have instruments at home are encouraged to bring them to sessions, regardless of whether you know how to play them or not.

If at first you don’t feel comfortable making-music with everyone, you will have the chance to speak to the team to find out more about how they play and also what styles of music inspire you and improve your mood.

All musicians involved in the project have received mental health first aid training, along with appropriate safeguarding training.

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Prescription Orchestra has been generously supported by

The Reed Foundation
Edmund & Veronica Sandell
Sue Thomas
Simon Coombs & in memory of Laura Coombs

Annette D'Abreo & Edwin Bessant
In memory of Derek Dominey
David & Julie Edyvean
Philip & Jane Green

Supporters of the BSO’s Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020