With money being tight everywhere at the moment, it’s important to economise wherever possible, and to stretch evey cent as far as it will go.
Of course, this is nothing new to those of us working in the Arts who have always had to operate on very tight budgets and to explain (usually in triplicate) every item of spending.
The last couple of weeks, we have been on a repair, re-use , recycle buzz, and the best outcome so far has been the re-furbishment of an old Macbook Pro for use as part of a mini recording studio set up.
The plan will be to demo some of our pieces over the next few months, with a view to recording a CD and creating some learning resources for the band.
We are also in the process of organising an overhaul of our PA equipment, which is long overdue, and will facilitate us to improve the capacity to rehearse with melodic musicians, which has become a more regular feature of our work in recent years.
Also on the equipment front, we will soon be in a position to buy the equipment grant-aided by the Music Network Music Capital Scheme – it’s always exciting to get new stuff, and this will be no exception!