Bibi – Year 7

As many of you will know, Bibi is a HUGE fan of musicals. Here are her top 5 favourites and why she likes them:

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Thank you to Bibi for being this week’s guest contributor. Next week’s spot is up for grabs. Please let me know if you would like to take it on.


Immerse yourself in a 360° view of the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing ‘The Firebird Suite’ by Igor Stravinsky, recorded at Maida Vale Studios, London. Use your mouse to scroll round and see the different sections of the orchestra.


Here are this term’s pieces:

Listen to the pieces at home and try playing your part along to them.


Don’t forget that applications to take part in the NYO Inspire courses are FREE and OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND. 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. At the heart of the programme is the power of peer inspiration and learning; NYO believes teenagers can gain so much from open exchange with fellow teenage musicians.

Find out more and apply here.

If you want to power up your ensemble playing, expand your horizons and have a great time with musicians from across the country, then NYO Inspire is your next step. Here are Erin and Emma at the most recent NYO Inspire course:


Heardle is a new version of Wordle for music fans.

Videogame Heardle is another Wordle clone that tests your video game soundtrack knowledge.


Spotlight on … Jess Gillam

Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. She has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. Passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music, Jess invites audiences on journeys of musical discovery through her electrifying performances and eclectic programming.

As well as performing around the world, Jess is a presenter on TV and Radio. She became the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3 with the launch of her own weekly show, This Classical Life

Jess features from 2:09

BYMT opportunities


And finally …

Here’s one for our music techies

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