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Singing for the Soul

Do you love to listen to Music?

Do you love singing?

Does singing make you feel good?

If the answer is YES to any of the above and you are in Year 3-6 then come and join myself (Mrs Kelly) and Mrs Tee!


We are excited to share with you that we have now started a new KS2 'Singing for the Soul' club on Thursdays. There was lots of interest in this club and we still have lots of spaces for anyone else who is interested. Please see Mrs Kelly if you would like a letter.


We have been singing the following songs:


Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

This is Me from The Greatest Showman

Thunder Feel the Thunder  by Imagine Dragons (requested by the children)

Mamma Mia by Abba (voted by the children)



There is a Band Factory taster session happening at Clarenden Campus of Nottingham College 

On Saturday 23rd of November 12.30-1:30pm


Band Factory is open to all guitar players, bass band players, keyboard players, drummers and vocalists aged 10-18 who want to be in a band or perform as a solo artist.


If you can't make this session just turn up to one of their weekly Saturday sessions as advertised below. 

An Exciting Opportunity

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Memories from 2018-2019

I can't express how incredibly proud I am of the KS2 choir this term. They have been so busy, especially during December.

They have:

  • Recorded a carol for a singing advent Calendar that has been broadcast throughout December on Radio Nottingham
  • Entertained parents by carol singing during our Winter Craft fair
  • Performed for the residents of St Andrews Lodge
  • Performed at the Christmas in the City event at the Royal Concert Hall
  • and finally raised some money and peoples spirits at Morrisons in Bulwell by Carol singing



Key Stage 2 choir

Key stage 2 choir will start back on Wednesday 26th September. We have a new chorist working in school called Miss Loizias who will be teaching singing in school as well as running the KS2 choir. Please see Miss Sharpe if you are interested in joining the choir, we are hoping we can continue the successes from last year and wow you once again in the Music Showcase.

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Key Stage One Choir will begin again in the Spring term. Please look out for a letter coming home during the Autumn term if you are keen to take up a place. I am really looking forward to seeing you there!


Mrs Sawford



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On the 15/6/18 Old Basford school is proud to announce that our many and diverse musicians within Old Basford school will be showing off their talents and all they have learnt this year to family, friends and KS2. Performing will be our choir, recorders, African drummers as well as the guitarists throughout school. Please come along and help us to celebrate their talents and successes.


Clover Green performance
The school choir have been working on an exciting project this term which culminated in a joint performance with the local community band performing for the residents of Clover Green on the 22.3.18. This event was filmed by Jacob Opoku from Insite Radio, a link should be available soon. In the meanwhile here is a photo for you.



African drumming has been a resounding success this half term. All the children who attended thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and I think you'll agree if you watch the video below, became quite skilled in their drumming. (The video make take a minute to buffer but be patient, it is worth the wait.)

Clover Green performance

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In the new year we will starting a new after school music workshop. The children will be learning to play African drums with the help of a reknown drummer from Nottingham - Mr Hanna
First session - Monday 15th January 2018





On Thursday 14.12.17, 10 members of our choir went to Morrisons in Bulwell and spread a little festive cheer by singing carols to the shoppers. They gave it their all and raised nearly £100 for school. 
Well done Choir!


The last after school choir session for this term is the 6/12/17 and we will start back up in the new year on the 10/1/17



 On Monday evening the choir members excelled themselves at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. They sang their hearts out and made both the school and their parents proud. Check the photos out below. 
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On Monday 13th November we had a workshop in school where the children started to learn the songs they will be singing at the Albert Hall in December and they absolutely nailed it!
Take a listen below.
 To say this was after only going through the song a couple of times, it is exceptional, just think what the performance will be like after practising for a few weeks. I personally can't wait for the show.


Choir will be performing on Monday 4th December at the Albert Hall in Nottingham as part of 'The Christmas in the city' event. The concert will start at 7.00pm and end at approximately 9.30pm.

Tickets for the concert are available from the online box office via Nottingham Music Services website, using the following link (www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk) and cost £6.50 or £4 for concessions
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Choir will also be showcasing their wonderful talents, singing carols and fund raising for school, outside Morrison's in Bulwell on the 14th December. So if you happen to be out and about doing your Christmas shopping, be sure to pass by and give us a wave and a cheer.


Choir began this year on the 20.9.17 and already the new KS2 choir are exercising their vocal chords and lung power by learning song they will go on to perform at events throughout the year. They sounded beautiful!



2016/17 MEMORIES

End of Year Music Showcase


This morning (21.7.17) 478 children and staff gathered together to celebrate the musical talents of our school.  We all watched in awe as children played the guitar, piano and the recorder with both confidence and passion. 

Many individuals, duos, groups and the school choir shared their beautiful voice and love of singing.
It was a wonderful occasion to be a part of. 
A very PROUD end of year moment!
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Guitar Group Plays To School


During Honours assembly our Y5/6 guitar group performed to the whole school.
It was just brilliant to see how far they had come on since learning the guitar as a part of our school Y4 curriculum.
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Your commitment to this instrument, your talent and your passion for music shone through.