Spotlight on … Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper Thornton (born 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years. She is known for her distinctive image and for her powerful and distinctive four-octave singing range. She has been celebrated for her humanitarian work, particularly as an advocate for LGBT rights in the USA.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognises excellence in live Broadway theatre. Broadway is the name of New York City’s theatre district.



Our next choreography session with Larissa will be held in CGD after school on Wednesday 29th June 3-5 pmWe need as many of you there as possible so that you are all ready to perform in the Summer Concert:

This talent show will be for open to anyone in years 7-10. If you would like to take part, you will need to submit a video of your performance – which can be anything as long as lyrics etc. are clean and appropriate.

Look out for more details coming soon. In the meantime, start planning!

BYMT news

There are lots of BYMT events being held over the next few weeks. Find out more here:

A free online youth conference for young musicians aged 10-18 designed by young people, for young people

We welcome young people aged 10-18 years old from around the country to join us online for an activity-filled afternoon! We have exciting workshops on body percussion, improvisation & beatboxing, as well as musical games, survey and discussion on YOUR views of music education today. Multi Award-winning artist Moses Boyd will be joining us as guest speaker, and we hope you will too!


Welcome & Introduction

Body Percussion Workshop – Inspire-Works

Musical Game!

“What are music hubs doing across the UK?” Presentations and films by different youth forums

Survey – What’s happening in your area?

Jazz Improvisation Workshop – Matt Holborn & Beatboxing Workshop – Shamime Ibrahim

In conversation with Moses Boyd

Open discussion – have your say on Music Education in the UK today

Find out more here

Ben and Poppy, Year 11

Review of Liam Gallagher’s concert at Knebworth Park, Saturday 4th June 2022

We started the day looking around the wide variety of food places which we could buy lunch from whilst the DJ at this point was playing some very good songs for example Fools Gold by The Stone Roses. The atmosphere was already very lively and excited as everyone couldn’t wait for the big acts to come on later. An early highlight would be the supporting act of Michael Kiwanuka who was really talented and enjoyable to listen to. After him Kasabian came on, this is when the crowd surged forward. Kasabian were really good and it was very fun being in the crowd whilst everyone was jumping up and down to their fast rock songs. Later in the evening Liam Gallagher came on with a cool intro shown on the massive screens whilst the crowd roared. He started with Slide Away which the crowd loved as everyone was singing along, after playing a few of his very good new songs he ended the first half with one of his newer songs Once which had some massive fireworks to finish it off. The next half was made up of some of the greatest Oasis hits like Some might say, Supersonic and Wonderwall. At the end Liam Gallagher finished with Champagne Supernova which was brilliant and also had the biggest firework display we’d ever seen.

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Running Up That Hill” is a song by English singer and songwriter Kate Bush from her fifth studio album, Hounds of Love (1985). Written and produced by Bush, the song was released in the United Kingdom as the lead single from Hounds of Love on 5 August 1985 through EMI Records. This was her first 12-inch single and her most successful 1980s release, entering the UK Singles Chart at number nine and eventually peaking at number three, her second-highest single peak.

Catherine Bush CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and record producer. In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song.

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

Click here for separate audio parts for both songs

And finally …

Enjoy 😀

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