All music clubs start next week (week beginning Monday 25th April). We need a great turnout at rehearsals this term so that we can put on the most amazing Summer Concert on Thursday 7th July so …

It would be fab to see lots more at choir and HUB.

Please put the summer concert date (Thursday 7th July at 6.30pm) into your diaries/family calendars NOW so that we can have everyone taking part.

ET trip – thank you to those of you who wrote a review.

Look out for them in the next school newsletter (and spot them in one of the music corridor displays too).

Emma in year 9 has recently been on an NYO Inspire course:

In February, I was invited to go to Coventry on a course called NYO Inspire. NYO Inspire is a great opportunity for young musicians from grades 6-8, and allows teenagers from underrepresented backgrounds to make music with many other talented musicians across the country. The course included many creative opportunities like making your own music making your own music with different types of instruments, and of course the one main aspect of the course: making music with other talented musicians. I was also introduced to many NYO musicians, who were so inspiring and gave all of the Inspire musicians’ fantastic guidance throughout. NYO Inspire was such a fantastic experience to be part of and it is such an amazing community of young musicians from around the country.

Emma, French Horn, year 9

NYO Inspire is the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s game-changing inclusion and access programme, which provides free orchestral opportunities for teenage musicians playing at Grade 6 standard. Click here to find out more and speak to Emma (yr 9) and Brooke (yr 11) for first-hand experiences!

Practise following a musical score:

If you’re interested in learning more about how to follow a score then have a look at this fab FREE course from I Can Compose :

Click here to find out more

Biggin Hill Concert Band are recruiting new members and are looking for a drummer, brass players and clarinetists.

The Biggin Hill Concert Band is a wind band aiming to provide a fun environment for local musicians to perform and improve. The band rehearses at The Warren Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Croydon Road,  Hayes under the direction of their Musical Director Andee Burkett. Rehearsals are 8-9.30pm on Monday evenings.

Formed in September 2012, the band now features 40+ members and aims to perform 4-5 concerts a year. 

They are particularly looking for Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet and Percussion players to join the band.

Please click here if you are interested.

Interested in taking part? Find out more here.

Registration is now open for summer term AYM (Aspiring Young Musicians) courses  The AYM Courses include Ableton Music Production, MC/Spoken Word and Keyboards for Songwriting (Aged 11-16s) and Cre8tiv® courses include Logic Pro Music Production and Keyboard Skills for Songwriting (aged 16+).

All courses are held at The Midi Music Company, 77 Watson’s Street, Deptford, London SE8 4AU.

Find out more here.

Keen to have singing lessons? Here’s a FREE opportunity:

And finally …

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