Christmas in the City 2023
This term Miss Booth and Miss Watkins have been leading choir club on Wednesday lunch times. Choir club are currently rehearsing for a Christmas performance 'Christmas in the City' that will take place at St Mary's Church, Lace Market, Nottingham. This event will be open to parents/guardians to attend on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 17:45- 18:45.
Parent/Family Tickets can be purchased by clicking the following link: https://www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk/schools/citc-schools
Old Basford Christmas Light Switch On!
Again this year, Old Basford School Choir will be taking part in the Old Basford Christmas light switch on. This event will take place on Wednesday the 6th of December 2023 between 3:30pm and 4:30pm, at the Percy Street bus terminus opposite Old Basford School. Come and join us as we get in to the Christmas spirit!
What's going on in Autumn 2023?
Click on the document below to see what clubs and events are taking place this year.
Friday 31st March 2023 - Year 4 took part in the Great Orchestra Experiment, an online event that connects music from different countries around the world!
Year 5 Area Band members will be performing in Nottingham at the Albert Hall on Monday 6th March.
Doors open at 4.50pm, performance is from 5.00pm – 5.35pm.
Events Before Christmas 2022
Christmas light switch!
Tuesday 6th December
3:45 - 4:30
Year 6 children that are part of our Christmas Choir will be singing a selection of songs at the bus stop opposite Old Basford School for the Christmas light switch on. We are really excited to showcase the wonderful voices of the year 6 choir!
Christmas in the City!
Monday 12th December 18:00 - 21:15
Area Band Year 5 members will be taking part in Christmas in the City in association with St Mary’s in the Lace Market and Nottingham Contemporary. 43 different schools from across Nottingham will be coming together to take part in this year's performance, which takes place over the two venues in the lace market. Old Basford School members will only be performing at St Mary's Church at 19:15. This is another amazing opportunity for children to show off their guitar skills and brilliant voices!
Tickets can be purchased from the link below and will allow access to both of the venues.
Past Opportunities that Old Basford Children can experience!
Take a look below.
Area Band Live Rehearsal
It was wonderful to see Old Basford School area band children playing alongside two other schools yesterday; Crabtree and Southwalk. The children were a credit to the school, they worked well as a team, inspired and elevated each other’s playing. Simply wonderful! They were learning a good mix of musical styles, the songs included Spiderman No Way Home, Wallom Green and Tumba Palo. We have got to admit our favourite is Tumba Palo which is an Afro-Cuban song, it really gets you moving and a grooving.
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: email@example.com. 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
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!