Hub Bulletin March 2020


Welcome to our March edition of the York Music Hub Bulletin.

We hope that this bulletin finds you well. During these uncertain times, we are keen to highlight that we are working in line with advice from both the Arts Council and the Government. As you will be well aware, all events and gatherings are cancelled for the moment, so we are looking at new ways of making music together. If you have any virtual performances or events happening , please do let us know at news@yorkmusichub.org.uk and we will do our best to spread the word.

We are also working on pulling together our own Virtual Music Hub, (more details below) please look out for further information and updates on our social media pages. We have also started a York Music Hub Blog, please click here to read our latest post.


HubFest 2020

It is with incredible sadness that we have had to announce the postponement of HubFest 2020. We are deeply sorry but hope you understand our decision. On a happier note we will be looking to set up some virtual performances and we have busy working with the amazing designers at Squeegee Design on our online sharing area http://share.yorkmusichub.org.uk which will be launching on 1st April! Please do send us your performances, rehearsal footage, compositions or anything else musical and we'll endeavour to feature as much of our music making as we can. After Easter the site will also feature live music tutorials for schools and home learning.

National Youth Band Championships

The Shepherd Group Youth Band were due to compete in the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on the 28th March. This would have been the bands first appearance at the prestigious contest, where they were to perform the set work Saint-Saens Variations  by Philip Sparke. Here they are performing the piece three weeks ahead of the competition in a sell out concert at The Hive, Manor School.

Online Music Events & Opportunities

Out of the Ark Music Resources

During the current climate, and with the challenges we are all facing in the coming weeks and months, Out of the Ark want to do everything they can to make resources available to you for use at home. Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.

So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks they will continue to add songs and resources. Click here for full details.

Nymaz Introduction to Online Music Teaching Webinar

Nymaz are hosting an "Introduction to Online Music Teaching" Webinar on 8th April at 1.30pm. Please click here for further information and to register for the webinar.

Guidance for Online Music Teaching & Safeguarding

Following the governmental announcement on Wednesday 18th March that schools will now close for most students, Music Mark has collated information on how Music Hubs and Services can adapt their provision. If you would like to tell them more about what you are doing, why not complete this survey?

Music Mark is aware that a number of services, along with schools, are looking at ways of providing continuity by making use of online systems and technology. If you are considering online tutoring and would like to access the guidance that Music Mark have pulled together, please click here .

Tutors offering Online Music Tuition

To assist in the continuation of music tuition digitally, we are currently contacting all our approved tutors working in and around York and are producing a list of tutors who we know are setting up their music provision online. Please contact us if you'd like to be included, see below for this months tutors.

Imogen Clark teaches violin, viola, recorder and music theory online and can be contacted via ivc.clarke@gmail.com or 07927752203

Richard Wilton teaches all brass instruments and can be contacted at richard.wilton@nesyork.org or 07973442249

If you are offering online music tuition and would like us to feature your contact details in the next bulletin, please contact news@yorkmusichub.org.uk

Contact us with anything you'd like us to publicise or feature.