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Congratulations to Old Basford School pupils for completing MusiQuest 2020, The Search For The Lost Chord!


We are delighted to announce that pupils from Old Basford School tackled all five levels of MusiQuest 2020 to complete the Quest and find The Lost Chord!


Check out our certificate below!


Well done for following the map to navigate the Island of Lontano: scaling the Mountains of Major, clambering the Mountains of Minor, dicing with the white water of the Rapido Rapids and surfing the Sea of Sharps to discover the Lost Chord and unlock the treasure!


MusiQuest 2020 developed and tested musical knowledge across the key aspects of music, including pitch, dynamics, and rhythm, and explored a variety of musical genres.

Completion of the Quest shows that Old Basford School pupils have demonstrated a wide range of musical skills – we are very proud of your achievements!


Summer Holiday Music Quest 2020

I am very excited to tell you about MusiQuest 2020- The Search for the Lost Chord!

Join CBeebies' well-known explorer Andy Day for a musical challenge to take you through the summer!

Dare you become a musical archaeologist digging for clues to help?

Can you follow the map across the Isle of Lontano - through the Mountains of Major and Minor to Staccato Swamp, riding Rapido Rapids past the Sea of Sharps?

Will you decode the clues, find the treasure chest and unlock it to reveal the Lost Chord?

MusiQuest 2020 will go live at 10am on Monday 27 July, and more information can be found here!"

Fantastic News

Old Basford School have made their mark and managed to make it onto the Summer Celebrations school’s video!

We are officially famous!

Click on the link below to have a look


If you want a quick look we are on at points 9:03-9:10 and 9:38-9:58


The children had so much fun learning the song Bethandaza, well done everyone!


Exciting news Nottingham Music School has provided us with some online lessons and resources!


Why not check them out! Try out ‘Making Music Without Instruments’, click on the link and see the pictures below.


Music Highlights from 2019-2020

March Area Band Week 2020


Well done to those children who performed during the area bands annual celebration on Tuesday 10th of March. Miss Hillary was singing your praises, telling all who would listen what a fabulous performance you put on.

Well done for making Old Basford School PROUD! 


Christmas in the City

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Wow what an evening!

The area band children had the exciting opportunity of performing on stage alongside other musicians from various Nottingham schools. They were able to put all their hard work and practice into this exciting performance at the Royal Concert Hall. The children proudly showcased their guitar skills to a full audience, but in particular their adults who had come to watch them and they were absolutely brilliant!  

The children were impeccably behaved and made Old Basford PROUD! They had such fun when they were on stage playing their guitars and really got into the swing of it. They soaked up the atmosphere and immersed themselves into everything that was on offer during the evening. They were seen nodding their heads, tapping their feet and hands to the beat, what a joy to see. Furthermore, got to hear one of the finalists from a school choir competition sing and they joined in with some well-known songs themselves.

A great night had by all! 

Some kind words from Hanna Barrs from The Music Hubb


“The concert itself was a triumph - all of the choirs and ensembles made the stage their own and performed with a confidence beyond their years.  It's impossible to pick out a highlight because the overall standard was so high: suffice it to say that feedback from the audience about every aspect of the concert has been extremely positive.” 


Most of the pieces played during the concert were recorded, and we are going to include some of them in our Musical Advent Calendar please check out this link if you would like access to the songs that were sung and performed.