SONG for the TERRACES

CALLING ALL BUDDING YOUNG SONGWRITERS!

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A “SONG for the TERRACES” COMPETITION, in association with AFC Bournemouth.

Open to all young people 16 years old and under

Deadline: Monday 27 May 2019, 5PM

Armonico Consort and SoundStorm have teamed up with AFC Bournemouth for the second time to invite young people to compose a new ‘Song for the Terraces/Club Song’.

The winning song will be specially selected by a panel of experts including special guest judge, Jeff Mostyn – chairman of the Cherries. The successful song will then be arranged for professional musicians and receive its world premiere performance by 300 singers and professional choir at the end of the AC Academy/SoundStorm Beowulf concert at Lighthouse, Poole, on Friday 5 July 2019. Jeff will present a prize to the winner before the performance of the song.

Anyone under the age of 16 or under can send in an entry, which needs to take into account the following:

  • It must be a catchy, non complicated tune, which could easily be adopted by a football crowd
  • It can be accompanied or unaccompanied (the musicians will create an accompaniment for the performance if it is submitted as unaccompanied.)
  • You should not use too many words, and we suggest familiarising yourselves with successful football songs for inspiration eg. Three Lions
  • Any genre will be considered but please make sure the song is suitable for all ages
  • It could be an arrangement of a song already in existence/adapted for AFC Bournemouth

To enter the competition, please send an mp3 of your song along with the following information:

1.    Your name

2.    Contact details including an email / phone number you can be contacted on

3.    Your age

4.    Your school

5.    Permission from parent/carer to take part

Please note: the winning composer will feature on social media and partner websites, as well as potentially in the local media

Please email all entries to ahannan@armonico.org.uk by Friday 24 May 2019. The successful applicant will be notified by 7 June.