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Music Generation partners with Education and Training Boards Ireland to launch ETB Anthem

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Calling all aspiring songwriters, singers, rappers, composers and musicians!
Enter the ETB Anthem Competition and celebrate your ETB or Music Generation experience through music.

Education and Training Boards mark ten years since they were established. Education & Training Boards Ireland are celebrating heroes and learners from across the 16 ETBs and showcasing the services they provide to learners in local communities throughout the country: from community national schools to community colleges, youth, adult and further education and training.As part of these festivities, ETBI in partnership with Music Generation are launching an anthem competition that celebrates the work of ETBs and their core values .

What ETBI are looking for in an Anthem:

  • We are seeking a powerful ETB anthem that inspires, empowers and resonates with ETB Learners and staff.
  • The ETB Anthem should include lyrics which reflect what your ETB means to you. Your track can be written for vocalists instrumentalists (e.g. singers, rappers) in any style or genre.
  • Entries can be performed by an individual or group, and can include one or more instrument.
  • Don’t worry about the production values of your entry – that can come later!
    You will be asked to briefly tell us a little about yourself and describe the story or inspiration behind your entry as part of your online submission.

Music Generation is thrilled to support an opportunity for young aspiring musicians to connect with their creativity and create a lasting track that will become a lasting Anthem for ETBs all around Ireland!

Anthem Panelists for the initiative include;

The composers/musicians of the awarded anthem will:

  • Record their anthem with a music industry professional in Windmill Lane Recording Studio.
  • Receive advice and input from professional musicians on the performance and production of their anthem.
  • Premier their anthem at the ETBI conference in Cork on 27/28 September 2023.
  • Have their anthem launched nationally as part of an ETBI publicity campaign.

Who can enter?

This competition is open to all ETB learners and participants in ETB Programmes. This includes all ETB school students at both primary and post-primary level, all ETB FET learners and trainees and well as participants in programmes operated/ funded by an ETB e.g. Youth Services and ETB Music Generation partnerships.

Watch our Round Up Video of Young Musicians Performing at ETB Week Events.

ETB Week Reel

IMAGE 1 : Young Musicians Scott, Ngawang & Siofra from SubSounds with Music Generation South Dublin with presenter Ray Kennedy and ETB Learner Laura Byrne

IMAGE 2: ETB Anthem Panelists Bill Whelan, Ellen Cranitch and MuRli