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"It has helped me out so much in my life, it's got me through some of the worst times, and helped me through some of the best. I’m in music college now thanks to Sistema"

Becoming a Friend of Sistema in Norwich means that young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity and who come from some of Norwich's most deprived areas, get to learn to play a musical instrument, take part in an orchestra and are able to achieve more across their lives.  Regular donations mean we are more sustainable and can plan for the future, and we are looking to build the Friends scheme so that it can really support the programme in the coming years and the exciting plans that we have for it.

Friends receive an annual update and get invited to a range of special events, such as pre-concert gatherings, talks and presentations.

To become a Friend, please click on one of the links below and set up a monthly payment at the level you feel able to support us (this is via TotalGiving, which is a reputable and safe 3rd party fundraising website that does not charge charities).


Alternatively, if you would rather set up a Standing Order yourself, please fill out the form via the button below and we will be in touch with our details so you can set up a Standing Order with your bank.

And, if you are not sure and you would like to speak to someone, then please call the office on 01603 760529 (ext 1) and ask to speak to James Kinsley, the Friends Scheme Administrator.



Pays for a child’s instrument maintenance, strings or reeds, t-shirt, sheet music and other accessories for a year.



Enables us to buy most of our entry level instruments, or supports the cost of more expensive instruments



Pays for a child to attend an after-school session for a year



Pays for a child to attend on a Saturday for a year