In October 2019, we were awarded Youth Music funding to deliver our project called Beat Loop. Beat Loop is a project designed by The Boom Dang Foundation in partnership with Sedbergh Drive, Children’s Services to deliver music sessions to Looked After Children. The aim of the project is: To deliver weekly music sessions at Sedbergh […]
“At Honk! T reminded me that music is fun, and brings real, lasting connections between people. She’s so attentive and considerate of where everyone’s at at any given time and is always looking for the neatest, tightest most positive musical choices”.
“Therese is an inspiring and creative music leader with lots of positivity and enthusiasm, she’s done great work with More Music through many projects across Lancashire and continues to do so. She always brings an inclusive approach to her sessions to get all participants involved, having fun and expressing themselves musically”.
“I’m totally impressed with Therese’s dedication and commitment. She has an excellent rapport with students and her colleagues. She is extremely hard working and reliable, and really engages with the whole “HONK” Lancashire Youth Street band project”.
“Thank you so much for everything – the band was one of our biggest success stories this year”
“your example, leadership, commitment and loyalty to Boom Dang has entirely formed their attitude, values and approach. You made this miracle”.
“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Therese Johnston for a number of years. Her work with young people is truly both inspirational and aspirational. As well as providing positive and secure environments where young people learn and grow, Therese is also well versed in the ‘art of possibility’, creating, inventing and reaching for new experiences with and for the young people she works with. Therese is a clear communicator and teacher and cohesive and contributive within a team environment. Therese is reliable, creative, inciteful and a joy to know. I would recommend anybody who works with young people to make themselves aware of Therese, and her work with Boom Dang.”
“Therese is an outstanding and inspirational music leader who makes things happen. She’s incredibly passionate about her work with young people, and committed to delivering first class, unforgettable, energetic workshops that leave participants buzzing with pleasure and pride at their achievements. She’s quite deservedly earned an international reputation as one of the finest percussion leaders there is, and her work with the Boom Dang group since 2000 really highlights her long-term commitment to young people’s musical and social development. A workshop with Therese is unique and exciting – a longer-term project with her can be absolutely transformational for participants! Highly recommended!”