Best of the Bands
On Thursday 13th February, York Music Hub hosted the annual Best of the Bands competition at The Crescent Community Venue. Seven bands took part and the judges and audience were amazed at the high quality of the performances. The bands were judged by a team of adjudicators including Gordon Train of The Y Street Band, Jonny Hooker of Young Thugs Recording Studio as well as Natalie Eaglen from Jorvik Radio, who were also our media partner covering this event. Many thanks to Young Thugs, Jorvik Radio and Cineworld who all generously donated prizes.
Bands involved in the competition were : "The Revolutions" and "Cassiopeia" from Huntington School, "Unanimous" and "Ha-Ha" from Archbishop Holgate's School, "L9A" from Tadcaster Grammar, "Less Than Three" from both All Saints and York College and finally "Cambridge Street" from various schools in and around York.
Masterclass with Jamie Walton
Following a hugely successful Guildhall Orchestra concert, renowned cellist Jamie Walton delivered a masterclass at York St John University on Sunday 16th February. Children from across the city took part and it was a great experience for all involved. Huge thanks to the Guildhall Orchestra conductor Simon Wright for accompanying some of the students and for facilitating the masterclasses.
The next masterclass will be on Sunday 10th May 2020, with one of the most influential and successful pianists of our time, Martin Roscoe.
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Hub Festival 2020
Plans are well underway for this year's Hubfest. We are planning to hold a Gala Concert on the evening of Friday 19th June as well as the City Sounds event across the city on Saturday 20th June where youth music groups are invited to perform on various stages.
As in 2019, the City Sounds event will be spread around York City Centre offering diverse performance spaces. The aim of the event is for members of the public to be immersed in music which showcases schools, community groups, music centres, as well as every other youth music outlet within the city. To register your interest in performing as part of our City Sounds event please click here to download the application form. Performance times can be anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the nature of the group(s) you will be providing. Stages will vary from open spaces to enclosed areas. In order for us to best place your act, please specify as much detail as possible in the application form.
To register your interest in performing as part of our Friday evening Gala Concert please click here to complete your details. Similar to 2019, this part of the festival will be a showcase of York's finest Youth Music talent. At this stage we are gathering initial proposals for this event, and we will begin programming in due course.