Primary School Songwriting Project
Performing Arts etc were delighted to deliver a songwriting project for York Music Hub bringing together Key Stage 2 children from several schools to create and perform their own compositions. Sam Dunkley, Director of Performing Arts etc, ran the workshops and said ‘It was a joy to work with such a creative and engaged group of children. We deliver projects like this all across the country and it was fantastic to work with these groups in York and write songs about their place, their home and their future. The Hive at Manor CE Academy was a great place to come together and share our work, and we look forward to continuing our work with York Music Hub in 2020 and beyond.’
Participants in the project said they’d enjoyed performing with children from other schools, hearing their songs performed and singing with a live band, ‘…it was so fun seeing the band and rehearsing our songs!’ Teachers from participant schools said the project had several impacts, ‘the realisation that they are able to compose and perform their own songs’, as well as improvements in confidence, behaviour and musical engagement.
YOUTH BRASS DAY - Sunday 26th January 2020
Join us for a day of free workshops ranging from first starting out, to taking on large scale set works! The Shepherd Group Brass Organisation boasts 6 bands and earlier in 2019 was awarded Brass Bands England 'Social Impact Award'. We provide musical opportunities for all players, of any age or standard, within a fun and family-feel environment. We are local to York, rehearsing close to Monks Cross and are proud to be supported by a local York business.
This day of workshops aims to offer opportunities for those who may not have every played an instrument, players who play but want to test the water in ensemble playing, or existing players who just want a day of new and exciting repertoire. For more info and to sign up please click here.
It's that time of year again, we are looking for bands to perform at this event next year which is taking place on Thursday 13th February at the The Crescent Community Venue. Participants need to be aged between 11-18 to enter.
There will be a number of categories in which bands will be judged. Prizes will be announced in the New Year.
Click here to register your interest...