Hub Bulletin May 2019


Welcome to our May Music Hub Bulletin. Please email us news@yorkmusichub.org.uk with anything you'd like us to publicise or feature in our next edition.

There is still time to get involved with York Music Hub Festival 'HubFest'

York’s young musicians will be taking over the city for a whole weekend next month. It promises to be the biggest youth music festival the city has ever seen, taking place over the weekend 22nd & 23rd June 2019. If you'd be interested in helping out and volunteering for us over the weekend please click here for more details of how to get involved. Audience tickets are now available for the Gala Concert and Sunday Showcase. To order tickets for either or both of these events click here

A Silent Auction in aid of HubFest with some stunning prizes will be launched at the start of June. More details coming soon...

Putting on a festival of this scale comes with significant costs and we hugely grateful to our sponsors, York Maze, Hungate York, Garbutt & Elliot, and Minster FM . Additionally we have also created a JustGiving page, as we are hoping to attract support from individuals who want to support youth music in York.

JustGiving will send your donation straight to York Music Hub so that it can be put to effective use. Thank you in advance for your support.


National success for York young musician

Following the district finals of The Rotary Club Young Musician competition, York's own Will Clark from Huntington School travelled to Cheltenham for the National Final! He finished 3rd overall in the competition, which is an incredible achievement. Huge congratulations to Will. We are looking forward to hearing him at the HubFest Gala Concert next Month.

Recent Events...

York Youth Orchestra

York Youth Orchestra performed their third concert at Bootham School on May 11th. York Youth Orchestra, supported by the Radcliffe Trust and York Music Hub, is a term-time activity and each termly project is run in six week blocks. In addition to working with top soloists and high quality leadership, the orchestra is also committed to collaborating with other orchestras and ensembles, commissioning new works and exploring contemporary repertoire, and collaborating with other art forms such as dance and film in unusual venues.

York Youth Orchestra is always looking for new members, particularly string players, so if you would like to join please contact support@yorkartseducation.org.uk or see the website for further details www.yorkartseducation.org.uk

Guildhall Orchestra Masterclass

The most recent Music Hub / Guildhall Orchestra masterclass was on Sunday 19th May, with one of the most influential and successful trombonists of our time, Ian Bousfield. Following his spectacular performance in The Barbican the previous evening, the masterclass was a truly inspiring afternoon which was enjoyable and informative.

'Jazz-Gamelan' at the University of York

Pupils from Heworth CE Primary school took part in a very exciting project recently with the Gamelan Setar Petak group led by Emily Crossland and Joe Christie. The children worked over several weeks to compose their own piece of Fusion music, combining influences from Jazz and traditional Indonesian melodic patterns and then performed their work as part of an evening of Gamelan music at The Jack Lyons Concert Hall. Well done all involved.

Upcoming Events...

The IMPs (Inclusive Music Project) would love you to join them this May half term for a fun interactive Musical Theatre session of ‘Space Bunny - the musical’

York Music Forum Choirs Beatus Cantus & Tutti Amici performing at Warthill Church

At this concert on 30th June the choirs will be performing a song composed by Beryl McCartney and John Miles (composer of Music Was My First Love). The concert starts at 3pm and there will be a retiring collection.

Courses & Professional Development opportunities...

Music Mark Member meeting

Music Mark would like to invite you to their next Member Meeting. Wednesday 5th June - York. Arrival from 2pm, meeting from 2.30-4.30pm

Music Mark are delighted to invite you to the next Music Mark Member Meeting, open to our Individual Members, Hub Partners, Corporate Partners, NYMOs, HE/FEs, the Wider Leadership Team of Music Services and Hubs. This members-only event is an excellent opportunity to hear from Music Mark HQ, discuss the sector’s key topics and network with colleagues. All Music Mark school members and Approved Tutors working in schools in York are also welcome to attend.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be sponsored by Music Mark Corporate Partner NST, who will also be giving a short presentation to delegates on the day.

Event Details Pathfinder Conference Suite, Archbishop Holgate’s School Hull Road, York YO10 5ZA June 5th. Arrival from 2pm, meeting from 2.30-4.30pm The meeting is free to attend. Spaces will go on a first come, first served basis

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York Music Forum Jazz Summer School

On 22nd, 23rd and 24th July the acclaimed Jazz Education Programme from York Music Forum are running a Jazz Summer School for young musicians at Vale Of York Academy in York with an evening performance at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall at York University.

The Summer School has a tutor team of amazing professional jazz musicians who will run sectional rehearsals for the instruments they play. This way the Summer School attendees will receive specialist tuition, help and guidance on the instrument they play. Everyone then comes together to create an awesome big band playing music from the iconic Blue Note record label which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

The Summer School is suitable for young instrumentalists and singers aged between 12 and 18 who play instruments of the following types: Brass Woodwind Rhythm Section (piano, bass, drums, guitar) Singers.

The Second Annual Ebor Music Conference

Three days of workshops, seminars and practical activity sessions looking at how music plays a key role in a full and balanced curriculum.

Calling all York-based music practitioners

Wonder how music and deafness go together? Want to learn how you could facilitate music-making with deaf participants? Come to I Can Play!'s twilight training session from 5-7pm on Friday 7th June at the National Centre for Early Music. It promises to be inspiring, friendly and good fun! Click here for more information and to book your free ticket!

Rock God Academy weekly tuition & holiday courses

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