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