Projects

We are a mainstream primary school in the outskirts of Blackburn. Around 15% of our children have SEN/D, 9 of whom
have a funded EHCP.
We value arts education highly and believe in its benefits for all children. Children benefit from a thriving musical
programme within and outside the curriculum.

Explore local traditional music in South Cumbria and Argyll and Bute as part of an extension to our Culture Together project dedicated to the collection, learning and sharing of traditional music that exists between these regions. Linking local research to the national archives to provide sustained folk music tuition. 

Luton-based orchestra Sinfonia Verdi and UKCCA host a FREE music club this summer for parents and toddlers.

Groups of parents and toddlers in Luton are coming together for four weeks during June and July 2017 for a unique mini-series of fun-packed playtime.

We would love you to join in!

You and your toddler will join in fun games and enjoy the characters, colours and sounds brought to you by musicians from Sinfonia Verdi and the inspirational team behind the popular Billy’s Band children’s series.

You will meet different members of the band and experience a range of special playtime activities you can also do at home.

 

Multicultural Music Making is a high-quality music in education programme for young people in Birmingham and Walsall. Now in its second year, the project began in September 2015, in partnership with three primary schools in Ladywood area of Birmingham.

Our overall aim is to provide young people with an opportunity to take part in professional music performance and production, which we hope will boost their self-esteem and help them to engage more with education and less with illegal activities, and thereby improve their overall future prospects.

We launched Pioneer in September 2016 following expressions of interest from 16 schools / youth centres across the Rotherham area. We have engaged with 400 young people to deliver / perform within the project as well as a further 100 children who engaged with the composition process. We contracted with Peter Birkby as composer , Gillian Banks as choreographer and Karen Mulcahey as director for the project and the production team. CPD for teachers was delivered in September and schools visit undertaken by Pete to begin the creative processes of composition in all the schools. Visits to every school were made to allow the children to compose ideas and feed into the musical score so that the composition could be created over the christmas period. Schools participated well and contributed ideas , which have been drawn through into the musical score of the show. Following the christmas break the director and choreographer began visiting schools and setting the actions and drama sections of the show. The children and teachers have responded very well to the process and engaged with the production team to rehearse in between visits to ensure the children are of a good standard. The rehearsals at Magna were the challenge due to large numbers fo children and the multiple schools involved. The performances went extremely well with sold out houses for the 2 evenings and visits from the local newspapers and the Mayor of our town. Audience numbers were 300+ for both performances and the children performed to an excellent standard with no major errors or obvious faults. The activity generated opportunities for schools to begin networkign and co-operating across the town and creating plans for how the performances could be pulled together for the benefit of the children. Teachers who have never spoken before were brought together to begin the creative processes of creating their scenes , but also collaborating about crowd scenes where the children needed to perform together. Going forward they have requested a committee of teacher is formed to allow more input and ownership from the schools to generate more interest and build a wider curriculum into the project so the children benefit in as many ways as possible whilst engaging with the professional artists.

The Glee project, based on the popular TV series, gives children from Edmonton the opportunity to take part in Glee clubs where they are able to showcase and develop their singing and performance skills.  The fully inclusive clubs, run by inspirational tutors from Pineapple Performing Arts School (PPAS), focus on fun and raising aspirations.  There is also a competitive element where all Glee clubs are brought together at the end of the project to perform at a prestigious London theatre in a live show in front of a panel of judges.  Families of performers are invited to cheer them on and a range of prizes are awarded including PPAS scholarships, trophies and certificates.

The CSBO's Music & Ability programme will engage with three special schools over five terms through a series of residency projects, in addition to providing inspiration visits to a further six schools. This prgoramme compliments our annual Relaxed Concerts for special schools given by a 10 piece mini-orchestra and devised specifically for SEND pupils.

 

Every Tuesday at bentley Myplace, Doncaster, Beatboxing, DJ'ing, Music Production, Song writing 6.30 

I am looking for parents, carers and teachers of children with Autism who are willing to take part in anonymous questionnaire

I am looking for parents, carers and teachers of children with Autism who are willing to take part in anonymous questionnaire

A practical theory based 8-week programme delivered to small groups of 6 young musicians in school using music as a therapeutic medium and tool. 
We offer two different programmes, one focused on themes surrounding challenging behaviours and the other on themes relevant those struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem and low confidence. 
Both groups make extensive use of instruments and will develop performing, arranging and songwriting skills through various tasks.