Projects

The RPU collective is a project between Hull Music Hub and the youth service.  Staff from the music hub will work in youth centres across the city engaging young people in developing instrumental skills, song writing, DJing, and singing.  They will work towards bronze arts awards, put on gigs and performances and record their music in Hull University Studios.  

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.

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

Sloop Group is a ensemble of young musicians who write, record and perform their own music. The work the group creates spans multiple genres, dipping into contemporary classical, rock , jazz, music theatre and folk. They are keen colllaborators and have worked with the OAE, as well as numerous composers including James Whittle. They have even met and shared their work with the Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir. Please follow the link to the Sound Cloud page to listen to some of Sloop Group's orginal and exciting work.

A programme of music activities for very young children with special educational needs, focussed on those with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The programme will use creative and therapeutic approaches to reach and engage young children with communication, creativity, engagement and enjoyment.

The street drumming project will bring together young people from different areas in Doncaster to create and perfrom street samba / batucada ensemble music.

A varied programme for young people who are either: in care, young carers, at risk of exclusion from school, or in need of support in order to engage at school. Musical genre is wide open but will include instrumental, vocal and technology work.

The project aims to engage young people with special educational needs, aged 11-24, in high quality musical opportunitie. They will share their creativity with mainstream peers to break down barriers to participation, to encourage understanding and to enhance social well-being and life chances.

An opportunity for young string players and teachers in York to explore baroque music and style with some of the country's finest baroque string players.

A year long music project exploring a wide range of musical styles, instruments and equipment. We will be working with two core groups at our premises, as well as outreach sessions within both outside groups and the wider community.

Digital music creation, production and performance activities. 2 weekly open sessions, a weekly girls only sessions, monthly outreach sessions and quarterly closed intensive training projects for up to 6 young people. Young people will be supported to create their own music, develop performance skills and perform live.

Tuneful Chatter offers will take very young children and their grown ups on a musical and linguistic journey together.

Sound Futures is a project for young people from 4 communities in Doncaster, to take part in new musical experiences; gaining skills, coping strategies and qualifications to increase their life chances.