Area Band Perform during MAB week
MAB March Area Band Event
Wow! What can I say, it was truly magical for the area bands to get together and play in person. The children had smiles beaming from ear to ear, soaked up the atmosphere and were seen moving to the rhythm. They have been learning the following pieces Jambo Bwana, Lilo and Stich Roller-coaster and Bob Marley’s One Love. The performance gave the children the chance to showcase all the hard work and practice they have been putting in. It even brought happy tears to the parents’ eyes. We are extremely proud of you Area Band, you made Old Basford School very PROUD!
Free concerts at Lakeside Arts Centre for 8-25 year olds!
Thanks to the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, Lakeside Arts are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.
Parents, Guardians and Carers can register their 8-15 year-olds on the CAVATINA membership scheme by creating an account online and then sending their child’s name and date of birth to: firstname.lastname@example.org. An email will be sent to confirm when the child’s membership has been set up and they will then be able to book their free CAVATINA tickets.
Newsflash the whole of Year 6 took part in Christmas singing lessons and a short performance in partnership with Ellis Guildford school! The video will play on December the 15th at 7pm then remain on Youtube channel for you to watch.
Super Star Singers Visit the Albert Hall
Well done to the Year 6 singers who took a trip to the Albert Hall today, you were impeccably behaved, gave it your all and sounded fantastic. What a special experience! They were recorded singing a Spanish Christmas song called 'Capriccho Navideno'. We will now be left in suspense to wait to watch and hear the final version during Christmas in the city concert next Thursday 16 December from 7pm!
Christmas in the City 2021
After much deliberation, Nottingham Music Hub has decided to host Christmas in the City 2021 as an online event again this year. The concert will premier on 16th December 2021, 7 PM, on our so save the date and get your hot chocolate and cosy cardigans ready!
First Ever Old Basford Christmas Tree
Old Basford had their first ever light switch on today! We now have a beautiful looking Christmas tree across from Old Basford School, take a look and admire its twinkling lights, which look especially beautiful in the dark. A huge well done to the brave, enthusiastic and dedicated Year 6 singers. You were a true delight to watch! Well done to Ramey who got to push the huge switch, what a treat. Special memories to treasure all round.
Opportunities Bring Success
The children were video and audio recorded for the Christmas City Concert 2021 that will take place on the 16th of December.
We can't wait to see and hear them featuring in it!
You made Old Basford School proud, what a bunch of legends!
Old Basford has Got Talent!
Simran in Year 6 showcased her talent during the star of Basford awards. Miss Crosby was blown away with her piano playing skills, she excitedly told me that I had to witness it for myself. So on Friday myself and Class 7 entered the school hall full of anticipation ready to witness first hand the delights of Simran's piano playing skills. We were not disappointed and were blown away! She played a range of songs from her repertoire and had the audience eating out of her hand, singing, dancing with faces beaming from ear to ear. She drew in other adults from around the school who came to see where the beautiful music was coming from. Simran has taught herself to play the keyboard at home, learning by ear. Thank you Simran it was a purely magical and we can't wait to hear you play again.
From Mrs Kelly and Class 7
Area Band Celebration through the Eyes of an OBS Child
Eleanor’s point of view
“My experience was TERRIFIC, the minute we played, I felt like I was in a magical world, yes that’s how amazing it was!”
The hall itself, was huge! Surprisingly huge! There were so many instruments that were part of it too, it really was a dream-come-true, to be in area band!
We played the home coming tune, can’t stop the feeling tune and the take me to Africa tune, we played fantastic!
Love, love, loved it!
Area Band Experience: Serena
So, first we went up the big corner stairs and went into the hall. It was very big and there were lots of different instruments; there were violin players, flute players, guitar players, trumpet players…
We played ‘Can’t Stop the feeling’ and ‘Homecoming’. When everyone played it sounded very melodic and professional. We plasticised different chords and notes. It was very hard for me to keep up, but I eventually got the hang of it. We had to learn some bits that we had missed when Thomas wasn’t here. Overall, it was very fun and interesting!
I really enjoyed area band because I got to play music with other children and make sweet music.
I liked the Great Albert Hall because we got to perform songs with other children.
All about Area Band (Albert Hall)
It was amazing, there was so many instruments! I was sad you weren’t there and Thomas but it was epic though. We played home coming and can’t stop the feeling it was EPIC!.
Thank you for this opportunity
and Thomas and the staff
We are delighted to announce…
Haven’t got one don’t worry you can always borrow one from school, as long as you fill out the slip to say you agree to look after it and return it to school.
Can you play an instrument?
Are you over 9 years of age?
Are you between grade1-4 in your instrument?
If you are answering YES! Then why not sign up to
Here is a taster of what you could produce if you joined RHYO Interconnect...
We are hoping to collate all the talent to showcase Old Basford's Got Talent. If you send a video in you are giving permission for it to be shared in the school assembly and on the school website or during a showcase. If you only want it to be shared during assembly, please state this when you email it in.
Check out the Music Project in Nottingham
Click on the link below to watch the short clip to find out more!
Did you know Nottingham is one of the most diverse cities in the country? We have such an exciting mix of different cultures and each culture has its own kind of music. To celebrate these rich musical traditions, we are launching an exciting project called Music in Nottingham!
We would like you to interview a friend or a relative, and ask them about any particular musical pieces/songs or instruments that hold special value in their culture. And if you, your friends or family can play/sing this music, we would LOVE to hear it!
We'd also love to see any photographs or pictures that show any celebrations or events where you may hear this music (for example weddings or birthdays). If you can record your interview with your friend or family member, it would be perfect!
Check out the examples
For more information of how to send in your interviews, pictures and videos click on the link below.
So what are you waiting for? Let's make music!
Take on the 2021 music quest
MusiQuest is free and available for all of you to enjoy!
A new level will be released each week up to half term, and once live, each level will remain available (so there's no need to worry that you've missed a level if you haven't yet completed Challenge 1). This week's level has just gone live and can be found at MusiQuest2021 | Nottingham Music Hub
Will you rise to the challenge?
Let's get Old Basford School on the leader board!
Christmas in the City
Thursday 17th December 7pm
free online Christmas carol concert
Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But I’ve found something quite delightful
If you’ve got no place to go
Sit at home
Sit at home
And watch the show!
Please click on the link below (see photos for help)
GladTidings We Bring
Nottingham City Council are using children's artwork during their yearly Christmas event and have asked schools to get involved!
Check out our certificate below!
Summer Holiday Music Quest 2020
I am very excited to tell you about MusiQuest 2020- The Search for the Lost Chord!