Sing Spring In! - Singing Strategy 2017
Singing Strategy Phase 5, Sing Spring In 2017 - Free of charge to Partner schools!
As the Principal Partner in the Herefordshire Music Education Hub (run by Herefordshire Music Service/Encore Enterprises), The Music Pool are delighted that Encore has commissioned us to provide yet another FREE Singing Strategy project for Herefordshire Schools, to take place in Spring Term 2017. This commission is the fifth phase of the HMEH Singing Strategy, part of the National Singing Strategy, launched in 2012.
The previous Herefordshire projects have been hugely successful, with thousands of pupils aged 5-18 participating in cluster events around the county.
This year, the aim is to provide pupils with the opportunity to enjoy and improve their singing and join in with others in large groups.
Already signed up to the project?
Please follow THIS LINK to access the secure website with all music resources for Sing Spring In! 2017. The website is password protected - the password will have been sent to the nominated contact at your school once it has signed up to the project.
Are you interested in finding out more?
All schools who want to join in will be provided with a teachers’ pack of songs, with backing tracks and words for everyone to learn and perform at their cluster performance wherever it is possible.
Support to learn these songs will be available, with in-school sessions led by our great team of singing leaders, and teachers and pupils will also have access to a secure website including all the material.
All we ask is that each school chooses a piece of music of their own to perform as well, which could be from your end of term show, your classroom work or any other music that you would love to share. Packs will be sent out as soon as we have your response.
What we need right now is a commitment to join the project.If you would love your school to join in the
singing, but find it impossible to fit in one of the dates of the performances, perhaps you could share your performance with another school locally or even include it within your own school-based performance/assembly.
It’s so important to discover the fun and value of singing together, that we want to include everyone!
The cluster performance commitment brings key stages together for tailor-made sessions.
Reception and Key Stage 1
Come to your chosen event and take part in a morning of singing activities (9:15 – 12:00), with a sharing at 11:20 am for friends and families!
Key Stage 2
- Chamniamo gogo (a Kenyan action song)
- Calypso (a fun song, singable on its own and also as a three-part round)
- Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (a song with links to literacy)
- Belle Mama (a simple and beautiful song that is probably Polynesian and works as a four-part round)
Join us at one of the locations for half a day of part-singing and rhythm activities (9:00 – 12:00), shared with friends and families at 11:20 am.
Key Stages 3 and 4
- Fiesta Salveje! (an exciting song, including some Spanish vocabulary)
- Musicals medley (some 2-part singing in one of four songs)
- Revolting children (2-part version of this song from Matilda)
- The Little Spanish Town (a unison Peter Jenkyns song with optional second part)
Join together at one of the two fantastic ensemble singing afternoons (approx. 1:00 – 4:00), shared with family and friends at 3:30 pm.
Take this opportunity to sing harmonies in a large group. If you want your pupils to experience part singing with greater confidence, they would benefit from singing alongside others in this workshop. If they already part-sing confidently, then they can sing in a larger group as well as meeting new friends. Think how this would support potential and existing GCSE and BTEC Music students!
All dates and venues for the cluster days are available on the Information Sheet
- Singabahambayo Thina (a traditional South African worship song in up to three parts, sung a capella, with optional descant)
- Three native American chants (three separate simple chants that fit together, sung a capella)
- California Dreaming (3 part arrangement of the song made famous in the 1960s)
- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious* (3 part arrangement of the song from the musical, Mary Poppins)
*Opportunities for solos
All music (lyrics, scores and mp3s) for all events will be sent electronically and will be on a secure website.If your school is interested in taking part, please complete the sign up form contained in the Information Sheet and send it to The Music Pool as soon as possible to book your pupils into one or more of these fabulous opportunities.
Remember, these are all FREE sessions and FREE cluster events if you are signed up with Herefordshire Music Service as a Partner school.
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