Today is BBC National Music Day…
The BBC are holding a national music day on 15th June to celebrate all things musical. This year the theme is ‘The Power of Music’ looking at how music brings people together and how it makes us feel amazing!
Throughout the country, Blue Plaques are being awarded to celebrate local music legends. Here in Manchester a Blue Plaque is being unveiled in Didsbury at the flat which saw the beginning of Factory Records.
The BBC’s project, Ten Pieces, will play a large part during the day as 263 schools and almost 50,000 pupils across the UK will take part in special Ten Pieces assemblies as well as lots of schools up and down the country attempting to break new musical world records!
Please let us know if your school is taking part – we’d love to hear all about it!
For more information:
Friday 23rd June – Sunday 25th June 2017
We are thrilled to be taking a wonderful group of children from Trafford Music Service on a residential trip to Plas Menai Water Sports Centre in Wales for children in Years 5 – 13.
The trip includes:
- Two nights at Plas Menai Water Sports Centre, full board starting with evening meal on Friday and ending with packed lunch on Sunday
- A variety of water sports activities
- Evening ensemble activities with ensemble tuition from TMS staff
To look at the venue we will be staying at, visit http://www.plasmenai.co.uk
Have a wonderful time everyone, we can’t wait to hear all about it!
Celebrating Whit School
Monday 5th June – Wednesday 7th June
Trafford Music Service provided holiday provision during half term. A mixture of children across KS1 and KS2 came along to the Claremont Centre to be musical with our staff. Children participated in singing, violin, ukulele, drumming, samba and brass as well as plenty of opportunity for outdoor playtime!
We had approximately 35 children who attended each day. Each day began with an art activity organised by Miss McPheely where all the children participated together but, due to the large numbers, KS1 and KS2 spilt up for their musical learning. It was wonderful to work with the children over the three days and to watch them learn new skills, make new friends and grow in confidence.
We can’t wait to see you all at Summer School!
To register your child for Summer School (Rec – KS2), please follow the link below:
GMMHub Hub Singing Challenge 2017
Well done to all the schools who took part in the Greater Manchester Music Hub (GMMHub)Singing Challenge. ‘Out of the Ark’ were commissioned by the GMMHub to compose a song especially for children in Greater Manchester. This year, the song was called ‘Go to the Park’ and it was lots of fun to sing. School’s across Greater Manchester and Trafford signed up to the Singing Challenge on 23rd May at 2.15pm, some of our schools even went to the park to sing – we hope you had good weather!
Over 1000 children across Trafford completed the Singing Challenge – well done everyone!
We cant wait to hear what the Singing Challenge song will be next year!
News from Infant Corner
Did you know that we offer infant provision on Monday evening, Wednesday evening and Saturday morning? All of our infant ensembles are working incredibly hard as they prepare for the gala concert on Sunday 9th July.
Mrs Shepherd is starting to feel very sad because it is nearly time for her to say goodbye to the lovely Year 2 children and pass them on to the teachers who lead the junior ensembles. We cannot wait for Year 2 to graduate in the concert!
Children in Infant Choir and Infant Ukulele have been working hard towards their singing and plectrum licence. We have been thinking of all the different things we need to do to make lots of progress and to be the best we can be.
When Mrs Shepherd visited her allotment over the holiday she found a very sad spud hiding underneath the leaves of her potatoes. We have found out that the reason the spud was sad was because he doesn’t know how to sing. Infant Choir have taken on the challenge of teaching our spud to sing and helping him to be the best that he can be.
We cant believe that due to the enormous success of ExTraffordganza in previous years it is back again this year for the third year running! Miss Shipway has been working extremely hard to make sure as many children as possible from across Trafford have the opportunity to perform at the the wonderful Royal Northern College of Music on Tuesday 18th July and Wednesday 19th July.
The concert will feature children performing on their instruments, massed singing and performances from TMS staff which will give children the opportunity to hear music from a range of different genres from a string quartet to a samba band – we can’t wait!
Parents and carers are invited to join us in the audience and tickets can be purchased via the following link below:
See you there!
‘Thank Hallé It’s Friday’
Finished work for the week? Come to The Bridgewater Hall and let the Hallé and a specially formed massed choir start your weekend with inspiring music from television and film.
The concert includes:
John Williams Star Wars: Duel of the Fates
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Orff Carmina Burana: O Fortuna Handel Zadok the Priest
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
Elgar Salut d’amour
Mozart Requiem: Lacrymosa.
For more information, visit the Hallé’s website: http://www.halle.co.uk/whats-on/
What a wonderful way to start your weekend!
ABRSM Instrumental Examinations
This term sees many of our students preparing to take ABRSM instrumental examinations at the Claremont Centre in July. All of the TMS instrumental teachers are working hard with your children to help them to prepare their pieces, memorise lots of scales and get ready for their aural tests.
We would like to wish all our pupils the very best of luck as they work hard towards their exams.
For more information about ABRSM exams, please click on the link below:
Our annual gala concert will be held on Sunday 9th July. All of the TMS ensembles will be performing throughout the day. To purchase tickets please follow the link below: