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17 September 2014

Plymouth Music Education Hub launches a new ensemble

An exciting new musical opportunity will be available to young Plymouth musicians from the 1st of October.  PMEH are launching a brand new Junior Concert Band.

The Junior Concert Band has been set up to offer young woodwind and brass musicians the opportunity to meet, and make music with other young players from across the city. It is aimed at children who have completed their whole class lessons in primary school and are either continuing to play at school or privately. However, any pupils who haven’t had the opportunity to continue through school but would like to join would also be very welcome. We are expecting an age range of 8-13 years but the group is certainly not age-restricted.

The band will rehearse most  Wednesdays in term time from 4.00-5.00pm at Montpelier Primary School (PL2 3HN) for 30 weeks across the school year and will be led by PYMS music tutors Helen Welsh and Chris Spreadbury. The first session will be on Wednesday the 1st October.

7 July 2014

Plymouth Music Accord Launches Internship Scheme For Young Musicians

Plymouth Music Accord, a PMEH partner organisation, has launched an exciting scheme to provide young musicians with an opportunity to work with local adult professional and semi-professional ensembles.  The scheme will enable young players to attend rehearsals and play at a public concert with a number of local ensembles including the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra and The Carlton Big Band. For more details go to www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk

19 June 2014

Sing Plymouth 2014

Thursday 12th of June saw the final performance of a massive singing project for Plymouth children and young people which began last September. Organised by Plymouth Music Education Hub in partnership with WREN Music, the project involved over 600 children and young people from 24 local Secondary, Primary and Special schools.  The Secondary students worked on composing and performing their own songs based on the theme of  ‘Hear The Rainbow’ which they then, as young music leaders, taught to large groups of Primary pupils.  All the young singers performed to a capacity audience at the Plymouth Pavilions. Paul Wilson, from WREN, who directed the event said “We were so proud of the way the gig came together and everyone lifted their eyes, raised their game and just sang so brilliantly”. Plymouth Music Education Hub is committed to promoting singing in Plymouth schools and this project ensured that many, many children were inspired to sing, most having their first experience of singing in a large group in a prestigious venue.

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