Type 'Grade-a-thon' into any search engine and you’ll come across link after link to webpages, blogs, forum posts and news stories about groups of aspiring or experienced musicians of all ages learning a new instrument, preparing for and taking a graded music exam on the instrument, and raising money for charity and other good causes at the same time.
The inspiring nature of a Grade-a-thon challenge was aptly demonstrated when guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, tenor Wynne Evans and Mark Bedford from Madness joined forces with members of the London Symphony Orchestra to raise money for the Children in Crossfire charity:
How can ABRSM help?
ABRSM supports these worthy endeavours by offering a bespoke Grade-a-thon support pack of stickers, our Guide to ABRSM exams, posters to help organisers promote their event and special certificates of recognition for all those who participate (on request).
I'm organising a Grade-a-thon - what should I do next?
If you are planning to organise a Grade-a-thon and would like to request a support pack, please let us know about your campaign by filling in the form below. Please note that we cannot waive or offer discounts on entry fees and that exam entries should be made the usual way.
Translations for this page are available in: English, 简体中文