Roland is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of electronic musical instruments and software. Their products range from synthesisers, drum-kits and keyboards, to MP3 recorders, organs and harpsichords. The company is unique in its specialisation, and is committed to innovation and excellence. Roland UK, in partnership with Notion Music and UCan.tv, has given our Music Department the opportunity to become a Roland Champion School. As the name implies, the School will be promoted as a ‘champion’ for music technology within education. The basic concept is as follows: Each of the 30 Champion Schools around the country will focus on a specific area of technology. For example, classroom recording, electronic percussion, entry-level synthesis, software sequencing (using Cakewalk’s Music Creator), looping, sampling, keyboards, vocal effects or music notation. As a Roland Champion School the Music Department will receive free music software and will also help local schools develop their music technology provision.