Slough Borough Council's Music Service has launched a crowdfunding project to create free multicultural 'after school' drumming clubs for nine to 16 year olds.

The Sticks Together crowdfunding project offers a chance to learn an instrument and enjoy an after school activity.

As well as crowdfunding for the drumming clubs to run, the Music Service is also raising funds for a drumming festival in the town centre next summer, which will be based around performances from the children.

There will be an opportunity for them to learn Drumline (Marching Drums), Dhol Drums and Samba Drums. Slough Music Service has many talented music teachers on its books that will be involved in the project.

Glynis Murphy, head of Slough Music Service, Slough Borough Council, said: “I want to bring together different cultures in Slough, through combining different drumming cultures from around the world. This will culminate in a multicultural drumming festival in the town centre in Summer 2020 which will bring together these clubs and other drumming groups from the community and from schools.

“To succeed however the Music Service needs help. There is a crowdfunding page set up, where you can pledge your donation."

The donation page is open until December 2 on

Cllr Martin Carter, council cabinet member for children and schools, said: “It’s extremely important that we help our children develop and learn with extra curricular activities. We do sadly have children in poverty in Slough, and this crowdfunding project will remove the barrier of cost to provide local music lessons for free."

For more information, contact the Music Service team on or Tel: 01753 875732.