Children’s Classic Concerts

O & O need YOU...Become a Going For Gold Champion!

Owen & Olly need YOU!

They're looking for 40 Going For Gold Champions - if you're coming to see the show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 17th May, or at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Sunday 18th May and you fancy helping them out, then read on!

Our cheeky chaps are always thinking up new ways to keep the music and the banter flowing and feedback from our audiences is really important to them.

If you can download their form (it's super simple, quick and easy to complete) bring it with you on the concert day, fill it in at the end and return it to CCC staff at the hall, you can claim your Gold medal (awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis) It's also made out of chocolate - double bonus!

So with your "golden" ticket to the concert, you can become a champion of the world of CCC! To register as a champion, please let us know you're helping out by emailing or by sending a private message on Facebook, so we can have your medal ready and waiting! Thanks :-)

Here's what you need...

Going For Gold Champions - Feedback Form

Our All Drummed Up team are preparing to Go For Gold!

Our budding young musicians have been drumming up a storm in Drumchapel, with one aim – to Go for Gold!

For the fourth year running, we’ve teamed up with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to deliver after-school musical mayhem in the form of percussion project ‘All Drummed Up!’ Participants have had the chance to make new pals, dance to some beats and have a bash on a range of instruments, exploring African and South American drumming traditions.

Thanks to support from Glasgow City Council’s Community Planning Partnership Fund, the usual weekly sessions (held at Stonedyke Neighbourhood Centre from January to March) offered access to fun and games for free. The dynamic drummers were never shy of self-expression or short of team spirit!

The great news is it’s 2014: the project is bigger and better than ever, and it hasn’t had to end just yet! With generous support from the National Lottery’s Celebrate Fund, our group leaders and pro percussionists Iain Sandilands and Stuart Semple have been able to invite their protégés aged 8-18 to take on a massive mission – they’ll be channelling their energy and enthusiasm into the buzz surrounding the Commonwealth Games! With just a few additional rehearsals to go, the team are in final preparation for performing alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in ‘Going For Gold’ – a musical celebration of ambition and talent for Culture 2014.

And they’re not just doing it once - they’ll be on stage twice! First of all, at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 17th May and then at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Sunday 18th May…huge venues, big gig!!

What’s the plan? Well, CCC presenter and superstar percussionist-turned singer-songwriter Olly Cox (forget Murs!) has composed ‘We Can Fly’, a song (fairly Gary Barlow-esque in character!) designed to inspire young people and celebrate the games. So, for the first time, the scope of the project has been widened to include young people with a talent for singing from existing groups close by: Mega Macs youth club based at St Mark’s Church in Drumchapel; Ignite Theatre Company in Knightswood and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Junior students.

The drummers from the original Stonedyke group will be dazzling the audience on their djembes (kindly on loan from Art in the Gart) and shekeres (authentic African shakers) using some particularly apt mnemonics to help them remember the rhythms (sporting personalities “[Tom] Da-ley” and Sir “Hoy-Chris-Hoy” feature in the percussion parts of We Can Fly – who would have thought!) and the newly recruited All Drummed Up! singers will star in the first verse; later supported by 13 regional NYCoS choirs and the RSNO Junior Chorus. Hearing them come together on the key lyric, “You can do anything, you just have to try” is sure to be one of those spine-tingling moments.

Going For Gold will provide a unique platform for the young participants to share an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience, as they perform side-by-side with Scotland’s national orchestra, so don’t miss out on their medal-winning performances this May!

When the All Drummed Up! family get together, there’s always giggling, bouncing around and loads of weird and wonderful sounds to be heard (you don’t know what’s hit you - safe to say it’s LOUD)!

With such big performances looming, preparation is key! Thankfully the All Drummed Up! members had a wee practise run (minus the RSNO!) before an audience in Drumchapel Community Centre on 8th March led by Olly and partner in crime/fellow CCC presenter Owen Gunnell.

We've been busy bees! Check out the latest news & musical mayhem from the CCC tour!

So, it's definitely time for a catch up on what we've been getting up to over the past few weeks!

Owen & Olly have had a blast with helping you to create fabulous funky instruments from everyday junk and jamming with you all in their Garbage Band! The lovely people of Glenrothes and Killin had the chance to join in first, but don't worry we're coming to Stirling on 27th April with Junk Trunk! There's a pre-concert workshop, so grab your gear and get going with your very own instruments then!

We've also taken concerts to Pitlochry, Elgin and Glenrothes where we had some great audiences who were up for lots of participation! As ever, the guys were a hit with their cheeky charm and friendly banter!

Ever the professionals - check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Owen & Olly warming up for the Bongos & Brass concert in Elgin!

Our Commonwealth Celebration Concert Going For Gold, is on Sale!

We're thrilled to be hosting a concert in celebration of the Commonwealth Games and very excited to be collaborating with some amazing talent across the country. For full details, please see below!

Going For Gold is our contribution to Culture 2014!

Tricks for Turning Junk into Funk No. 5!

Check out the latest instalment of our Junk Trunk extravaganza!

Click on the worksheet below and you're ready to agogo!!

Agogo Bell Worksheet

Tricks for Turning Junk into Funk No. 4!

Stuck for ideas on a rainy day? Look no further!

Be inspired by the weather and get creative!

[Warning: Play your instrument in moderation - we don't want it to rain forever!]

Rainstick Worksheet

Tricks for Turning Junk into Funk No. 3!

Grab our version of this instrument below!

Groovy guiro!

Our Commonwealth Celebration Concert is Now on Sale!

Grab your tickets for Glasgow's concert now (Dundee will go live shortly!) and let's all Go For Gold!

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office: 0141 353 8000

To book online, click here

Tricks for Turning Junk into Funk - No. 2!

Hi everyone!

We gave you a hint for this a few weeks ago, but here's the official worksheet to download to make your very own glass xylophone!

Glass Xylophone Worksheet

Let's see how many different tunes you can get out of it!

All Drummed Up!...Got off to a Smashing Start!

We were thrilled to see everyone on Monday having a bash and enjoying the beats!

Stay tuned for the latest photos of all the drumming action. See you next time! (Monday 3rd)

Here are the other dates you need to know:

There's no workshop on Mon 10th as it's the school holiday - have a night off!

We're jammin' on:

17th Feb

24th Feb

3rd March

8th March is concert day! We'll be performing at Shake Rattle & Roll!

10th March

17th March

24th March

after that? ... Watch this space!