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Music is Magic at the Royal Albert Hall with Michael Ball and His Majesty's Band of the Royal Marines


On Monday 8th April 2024, The Music Man Project returned to the iconic Royal Albert Hall for another spectacular ‘Music is Magic’ concert. Playing to 4000 people, the event showcased massed regional Music Man Projects from across our UK network, and featured musical theatre legend and multi-platinum recording artist, Michael Ball and The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines

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In association with TEAM LEWIS and sponsored by Kawai Pianos UK.

Founded by the UK’s Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture and Churchill Fellow, David Stanley BEM, The Music Man Project is a multi-award-winning, world record-breaking international music education charity for people with learning disabilities. It provides accessible music tuition leading to inspirational performances, gives grants for accessible arts education, promotes equal access to performance, carries out research and raises awareness of the achievements of disadvantaged people in the arts. 

Led by their world famous Global Ambassadors, The Music Man Project performed critically acclaimed original productions at the West End’s London Palladium and the iconic Royal Albert Hall. They entertained members of the Royal Family, opened a national TV advert, appeared on the BBC, ITV and Sky TV, and recorded with His Majesty’s Bands of the Royal Marines. They hold the world record for the largest triangle ensemble, delivered a music workshop at 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister, danced with Mr Speaker at the House of Commons and received a standing ovation from The King. In April this year The Music Man Project  returned to the Royal Albert Hall for their most spectacular concert yet, supported by the Band of his Majesty’s Royal Marines and featuring musical theatre legend and Music Man Project patron, Michael Ball. In June they stole the show at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in front of 20,000 people.

The charity oversees a network of regional teaching hubs in counties across England and and has reached every nation of the UK. It has also impacted communities thousands of miles away in South Africa, India, Nepal, USA and the Philippines. Regional Music Man Projects are officially licenced for free, enabling them to access exclusive music, teaching resources and performance opportunities specifically created for musicians with learning disabilities.

The Music Man Project is proud to work in partnership with global marketing company, TEAM LEWIS, His Majesty’s Bands of the Royal Marines and the Salvation Army. 


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