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Find out more about Music Hub events including Sing Out, iSing and Sing & Sign

Massive audience of parents watching children perform at a Doncaster MNusic Hub event at The Dome in Doncaster

Doncaster Music Education Hub lead a number of annual events for schools, pupils and parents to get involved in. The impact of performing live is huge. We work closely with teachers and children to build confidence and ensure that pupils know what to expect at the events themselves. Our professional musicians collaborate with Doncaster schools to create brand new songs and compositions that are then performed live to large audiences. The opportunity to sing or perform alongside a large number of peers and with expert musicians boosts pride, self-esteem and wellbeing massively and we always see a huge spike in engagement following these large events. As a Hub, we have access to the very best musicians in Doncaster and performances also incorporate performances from a range of youth bands, orchestras, ensembles and choirs, including The Point’s own Swag Choir and Swaglets.

Sing Out
This massed singing event gives primary schools pupils in Doncaster the opportunity to perform together alongside a live rock band at The Dome in Doncaster.

Songs include brand new compositions created especially for the event by Doncaster Primary Schools, alongside modern pop songs.
In 2019, over 900 pupils took part in the event over the two days. The dates for the 2020 performances were planned to be Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June 2020, although these are on hold due to coronavirus.

Please email amy@thepoint.org.uk to make sure you are signed up to the Doncaster Music Education Hub newsletter to receive updates further details.

Doncaster schoolchildren sing at a Sing Out event at Doncaster Dome

iSing
iSing is Doncaster’s very own annual massed singing event where choirs from local secondary schools, Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra and a live rock band come together to create an amazing performance.

The next event was due to take place on Wednesday 29th April 2020 at The Dome featuring well-known songs as well as original music composed by pupils from the secondary schools involved – this has been postponed due to coronavirus.

iSing is organised by Doncaster Music Education Hub partners Doncaster Music Service, darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and Doncaster Youth Jazz Association, supported by Arts Council England.

Sing + Sign 
Doncaster’s Special Schools come together each year for Sing + Sign. This is a fantastic massed singing event where pupils sing the original songs that they have created in school as well as their favourite pop hits that they have been rehearsing – all accompanied by a live rock band.

We use Makaton throughout our development of this event so that all pupils can take part in the performance, whatever their level of ability or vocabulary. There is something incredibly special about seeing a whole room full of children, teachers and parents all using Makaton signing together whilst singing loud enough to raise the roof.

There is always a wonderful atmosphere at this fully inclusive event and we are looking forward to welcoming pupils, teachers, friends and family to join us once again this summer – this year’s event was planned to take place on Friday 12th June at Doncaster College but is currently on hold.

Young woman using Makaton sign language sings at a Sing and Sign performance in Doncaster

 

Stage Invasion

 

Stage Invasion is a new initiative, in partnership between Higher Rhythm and Doncaster Music Education Hub, supporting young people into the live music industry. A whopping 425 people turned up to the Dome in Doncaster to see 10 young bands playing live at the first event on the evening of 4th July, 2019. Huge thanks is due to Arts Council England, BBC Children in Need, Doncaster Leisure and Doncaster College and University Centre for supporting.

This year, in light of the current COVID-19 restrictions placed on live music events, we are offering young songwriters (aged 14-19) the opportunity to submit demo versions of their songs that they have composed and recorded at home. Higher Rhythm’s expert team will then work remotely with young songwriters to develop their music and share it across their radio and digital media platforms. Deadline for submissions is Friday June 12th. If you would like some support with your song before submitting, please contact mail@higherrhythm.co.uk using the subject: Stage Invasion Songwriting and we’ll arrange a short tutorial with one of the team to help you out. Remember, we’re interested in hearing your own original song, not a cover version!

Please find full details including the musician’s online entry/submissions form here.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 07731 949223 or email mail@higherrhythm.co.uk using the subject: Stage Invasion Songwriting

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