CMW is turning 25!
and to celebrate the occasion would like to invite you to get involved.
The organisation will be running a “birthday” song writing competition from the 1st of October to the 30th of November 2017, with the aim of having the final chosen song performed at a 25th anniversary gala event for everyone to sing and play along to.
Ideally the song will not just talk about Community Music Wales but will celebrate community music as a whole, and while the charity would like to have as little input on your creative output as possible there are a few general guidelines. The song should be celebratory, anthemic and easy to learn; and that’s it – the rest is up to you!
So, are you a budding musician, lyricist or poet? Can you hum a tune or play the drums on your knees? The competition is open to everyone, individually or as part of a group, and there are many ways to submit your entry. As long as you have some way of recording or writing down your song you can enter however you want; whether it be a full orchestra recording or just a simple tune sung into a computer microphone.
The entrants will be judged by a celebrity judging panel and shortlisted to three songs. The public will then vote for the final song, and the winner will receive an invite to the gala event where they will have the opportunity to perform their song along with the audience and other performing community groups. But note there is no pressure, if you don’t want to perform then that’s fine! CMW just want to encourage creativity and give your song an opportunity to shine.