So the holidays have started and it's back to my Eutopian vision... I'm starting a new job in September as Head of Music in a boys' comprehensive and I'm trying to get creative about new ways to bring the music department money. The school is very short of money (aren't they all!) and my capitation is workable (£1596) I have a few ideas about concerts and hiring out instruments but there must be loads of great ideas out there. Come on all you savvy HoDs with brilliant ideas - how can I boost my capitation either through fund raising or business ideas. I'm also interested if anyone has any great tips about managing the budget - I'm worried about not spending this money wisely. Any suggetions will be much appreciated.