Bandit Music Projects

by Kevin Howlett in Rodborough, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st May 2021 we successfully raised £890 with 20 supporters in 35 days

BandiT is a four-day songwriter and band workshop for 60 to 70 students aged 8 to 17 with a live streaming final performance.

by Kevin Howlett in Rodborough, England, United Kingdom

BandiT is a four-day songwriter and band workshop for 60 to 70 students aged 8 to 17. Students throughout the community come together to form bands and to be creative in song writing and performing. The prime function of the workshop is to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience in musicianship, creative song writing and performance skills also, helping them to build in confidence, meet new friends and communication skills. Alongside the music workshop we also provide around 5 to 10 places for older students to gain work experience in teaching, stage management, live sound, PA setup and lighting. 

Also, please see the Bandit Music Projects Website where you can find out lots more information, video diaries, reviews and thank you letters from all the projects we have run over the years Below is the live streaming video from our last project in October last year, here you will see what we all work towards and the amazing show we put on, performing all the songs created at Maidenhill School over the four days to parents, friends and the community.

We are seeking crowdfunding to help us with running cost of the project in this coronavirus pandemic, helping with PPE equipment and extra costs of cleaning all the rooms at the school every day and to also help with hire costs. Students do pay an application fee, but we try to keep this as low as possible so that families from all backgrounds can attend the Bandit course. We are also looking to update some of the gear that we need to run the project and to give the project a boost to help us get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Below are some of the Thank You letters we have received over the years from happy parents and students. Thanks again for your time in viewing, reading this.

Please help us keep Bandit running.

Best regards 

Kevin Howlett

Hi Kevin

Wow!!!!! We wanted to say a massive thank you for another fabulous Bandit.  Under such trying circumstances this year you and your amazing team absolutely smashed it!!  Elsie & Dolly really enjoyed themselves and we were so impressed with theirs and all the other band's fantastic performances. Although it was a shame that we were unable to actually come to the gig, the live stream was brilliant and we have watched it all over again a couple of times today!  The light installation added another level to the evening and it really did feel like we were watching Top of the Pops!!

Thank you again to you and your team and the wonderful student helpers.

Looking forward to next year and more Bandit.

Many thanks Cathryn & Kev 

Hi Kevin

Just wanted to write to say huge congratulations and thank you for the show last night. I thought it looked and sounded amazing - excellent camera, sound, lighting, visionmixing and presenting, and of course the kids were great too! Really top notch and I know how much effort goes into a live stream like this.




Hi Kevin –

A huge shout-out to you & the Bandit27 team – George absolutely loved it – it has really inspired him – he’s already talking about joining next April’s session.

The live-streamed Sub Rooms gig was fab – superbly compered by Jase & James / fabulously lit / great sound – all-in-all = superb.

Thanks & regards, 


Dear Kevin

Thank you so much for persevering and making Bandit 27 happen this year. Billy and Guy have had the best week. They loved closing the show yesterday. You have made their half term week. Please pass on my thanks to all the organisers and helpers. 

With very best wishes


Got an idea like this?

Over £100 million has been raised from our crowd to support the projects they love! Plus tens of millions more unlocked by our partners.