Brent Music Service (BMS) is creating a Brent Anthem in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, award-winning composer and music leader James Redwood, the poet Momtaza Mehri, over 8,000 Brent school children and young members of BMS orchestras.

The children have taken part in workshops exploring ideas of identity, belonging, heritage and place and how these can be expressed through music – you can see videos of the childrens’ work so far here.

The Brent Anthem will be a large-scale orchestral performance piece inspired by ideas generated through the workshops and will be premiered at The SSE Arena Wembley by 2,000 children and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2021 as part of ‘Brent Makes Music’.

Thr Brent Anthem will also be performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Music for Youth's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The anthem is part of a two-year Brent Ensemble Explosion project supported by John Lyon’s Charity and the Brent 2020 Culture Fund.