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?
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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!
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.www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk/digital-lessons
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.