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Autumn Term 2012 Newsletter and Update

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Welcome back after what I hope has been a very good break with a little sunshine thrown in for good measure! We are delighted to welcome a number of staff who are joining the Music Service team this year, including, Christopher Mahy (Senior Leader), Suzie Shrubb (Oboe), Daniela Coleman-Carr (Voice and curriculum), Ed Walsh (Ready 4 Music, voice and curriculum), Lizzi McAndrew (Curriculum and Ready 4 Music), Helen Price (Piano and Ready 4 Music) We trust you will welcome them into your schools and support them in familiarising themselves with your individual systems, staff and students. Further to requests from schools we will e-mail you a staff ID sheet for you to display alongside your staff photos to enable staff, pupils and parents to identify the music teachers. Please remember to book early for events this term to guarantee your place. Do check the website for updates (www.portsmouthmusichub.org) and have a look at the on-line Gallery to check out some of the events from last term. We send out updates via Portsmouth Music Hub Twitter and Facebook sites, and we hope you will follow up to keep up to date. There are also regular news flashes and updates on the home page of the website. The Hub continues to thrive, gaining further national recognition in educational publications. There are many Hub events over the coming weeks, so again, do check the website. The third Hub newsletter will be published in September on the website and a link will be sent to your schools. Please do make this information available to parents via your websites if at all possible. A number of schools have now put a link to the Music Hub website on their school websites so that parents can access information direct, saving administrative time for schools. If you would like the details again, please contact the Music Service Office. I look forward to seeing many of you in the forthcoming weeks – please do contact us if you need any support or you have ideas, suggestions and feedback for us. Remember to book your places for concerts, events, CPD and of course, the Marines concert on the 18th October! Best wishes,

Sue Beckett Head of Portsmouth Music Service Portsmouth Music Hub: Leader Partner

Contact Us Portsmouth Music Office, Paulsgrove Learning and Leisure Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 4JB   Click here for a map to the office. Telephone: 023 9237 5655" " " portsmouthmusichub@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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CONTENTS Welcome Content Calendar of Events Events in detail Ready 4 Music Forthcoming Publications Artsmark Arts Award and OfSTED update Ensembles Portsmouth Sings!

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CALENDAR OF PMS AND HUB EVENTS IN THE AUTUMN Date

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Venue

SEPTEMBER 2012 13th September

Christmas Repertoire Session

15.30 - 17.00

Music Office

18th September

Special Christmas Celebration Planning Meeting

16.00 - 17.30

Cliffdale Primary School

Week of 24th September

Portsmouth Music Hub weekday ensemble rehearsals start

29th September

Portsmouth Music Hub Saturday ensemble rehearsals start

OCTOBER 2012 2nd October

Music Village Focus: New Vocal Repertoire

16.00 - 17.00

Music Office

18th October

Royal Marines Concerts

10.30 - 11.30 - Yr 5/6/7 13.30 - 14.30 - Yr 2/3/4

Kings Theatre

NOVEMBER 2012 6th November

Sing Up training

09.00 - 12.00

Northern Parade Infant School

13th November

Performance Evening

18.30 - 19.30

Langstone Junior School

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Date

Event

Time

Venue

DECEMBER 2012 3rd December

Schools Christmas Carols

18.00 - 19.30

Guildhall Square

5th December

Special Christmas Celebration Rehearsal

10.00 - 11.30

Portsmouth Cathedral (St Thomas)

6th December

Special Christmas Celebration

10.30 - 12.00

Portsmouth Cathedral (St Thomas)

10th December

Christmas Vocal Spectacular (Junior and Secondary)

18.00

St Mary始s Church, Fratton

11th December

Christmas Vocal Spectacular (Infant)

18.00

St Mary始s Church, Fratton

13th December

Hub Ensembles Christmas Concert

19.00

The Church of the Resurrection, Drayton

14th December

Hub Ensembles Christmas Concert

19.00

The Church of the Resurrection, Drayton

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EVENTS IN MORE DETAIL Book your place.... CHRISTMAS REPERTOIRE SESSION - PRIMARY SCHOOLS On Thursday 13th September between 15.30 - 17.00 there will be an opportunity to come and look through a wide range of Christmas repertoire to help you decide on your Christmas show. There will CD players available so you can try out the songs and a pianist on hand to play through songs if there are no CDs. There are plenty of KS 1 and KS 2 musicals for you to come and look at. Venue: Portsmouth Music Office, Paulsgrove Learning and Leisure Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 4JB. Park near the library and follow the drive by the car wash to the front door. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event. No need to book, just come along. Thursday 13th September 2012!

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION The Special Christmas Celebration will take place on Thursday 6th December 2012, with the rehearsal on Wednesday 5th December 2012. There are still a few spaces available if your school is interested in taking part. There is a planning meeting on Tuesday 18th September 2012 at Cliffdale Primary School, 16.00pm - 17.30pm. Each school must send a representative to this meeting to ensure each school is allocated roles and responsibilities for the Celebration. Planning meeting: Tuesday 18th September 2012

16.00 - 17.00

Cliffdale Primary School

Special Christmas rehearsal: Wednesday 5th December 2012

10.00 - 11.30

Portsmouth Cathedral

Special Christmas Celebration: Thursday 6th December 2012

10.30 - 12.00

Portsmouth Cathedral

Please contact the Music Office to book a place.

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EVENTS MUSIC VILLAGE Focus: New Vocal Repertoire All delegates will receive a free copy of the new publication “Choral Reef” with CD and backing tracks. 15 songs for primary aged children about creatures under the sea. Tuesday 2nd October 2012

16.00 - 17.00

Music Office

If you would like to attend this training session, please contact the Music office to book a place.

ROYAL MARINES CONCERT - 18TH OCTOBER 2012 Following the huge success of the last schools concert by the Royal Marines School of Music we are delighted that the Band have very kindly agreed to come and perform for children across the city. There will be two exciting and interactive concerts at the Kings Theatre. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to enjoy watching and listening to a top class band. There is a £1 charge per child to cover some of the staffing and venue costs associated with this concert. Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2

10.30 - 11.30 13.30 - 14.30

This is an opportunity for pupils to listen to a wide range of instruments to help encourage and inspire them to learn or continue to learn an instrument as well as taking part in sections of the workshop. A separate letter and reply form will be e-mailed to schools, please reply as soon as possible as spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday 18th October 2012

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EVENTS SING UP TRAINING: DEVELOPING A GROUP/CHOIR Sing Up is providing a training session for schools who have paid the annual subscription to Sing Up. The session will be led by Patrick Nicholls on Tuesday 6th November, 09.00 - 12.00 at Northern Parade Infant School. The 3 hour training session will be made up of a combination of singing activity, discussion, demonstration and sharing practice, plus information about the wider Sing Up programme. The materials used will be from the Sing Up Digital Songbook, Sing Up Magazine and other Sing Up resources. As these are Sing Up Training Events, we want to ensure that Sing Up Members either already have access or can access any songs explored within a training session. The training event will be advertised by Sing Up through their website and regular communications will be made with Members from Sing Up. To book onto this training session you will need to book directly with Sing Up through their website. Tuesday 6th November 2012

09.00 - 12.00

Northern Parade Infant School

PERFORMANCE EVENING This term’s Performance Evening is on 13th November 2012 at Langstone Junior School. This evening is open to all musicians in the city, it is an informal opportunity for musicians to perform for family and friends in a supportive environment. Application forms will be available from Portsmouth Music Service teachers shortly and will also be available on Portsmouth Music Hub website for parents to download directly. www.portsmouthmusichub.org/documentsforparents/events Please can you let your pupils know about this musical opportunity. Tuesday 13th November 2012

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EVENTS VOCAL WORKSHOPS Portsmouth Music Hub will provide all schools with a free session to support the development of singing in your school. The sessions are approximately 1.25hrs and could be used for: • a choir rehearsal • a staff meeting on vocal development • a meeting with Headteacher or Music Manager to review singing • a vocal session with your pupils to model particular aspects of excellent practice Sessions will generally be on Tuesday morning or Thursday after school and will take place over the next five terms. Please e-mail the Music Office to book a visit.

CHRISTMAS VOCAL SPECTACULAR Portsmouth Music Service is delighted to provide an opportunity for singers from around the city to come together and sing at St Mary’s Church. There are two concerts: Monday 10th December 2012 (Junior and Secondary children) Tuesday 11th December 2012 (Infant Children) Schools have already signed up for this event. Further details will be sent out shortly.

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EVENTS ROCK BANDS Portsmouth Music Hub is starting Rock and Pop bands from September 2012. We are looking for any students that would be interested in joining. The Junior Rock Band is for pupils in Years 4+ and the Senior Rock Band is for pupils in Year 6+ Singers, guitarists, bass players, keyboard players and drummers are all welcome. Enthusiasm is essential for both bands! Pupils interested in the Senior Rock Band need to sign up for the year and be of a Grade 5 standard minimum. Their involvement in this Band will go towards a RockSchool qualification at the end of the year. Junior Rock Band Mondays 17.15 - 18.15 Starting on 24th September

St Edmund’s School

Senior Rock Band Mondays 18.30 - 19.30 Starting on 24th September

St Edmund’s School

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READY 4 MUSIC Ready 4 Music - Arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term Instruments for Ready 4 Music lessons were delivered at the end of the Summer Term. Any outstanding instruments will be delivered in the first week of the Autumn Term. All schools are required to sign the Music Service loan agreement and take responsibility for the instruments. All instruments have an ID number and lists of these numbers will be kept by Music Service staff and school staff. During the first session of the Autumn Term, Portsmouth Music Service staff will come into your school in their normal timetabled slot but no pupils will be taught this week. The Music Service teachers need to use the time to set up instruments and also to meet and plan with the class teachers/TAs that they will be working with. Please ensure that staff are released for these sessions. Teaching will then commence the following week.

Teaching day

First teaching session

Monday

Meeting with class teachers 10 September

Tuesday

11 September

18 September

Wednesday Thursday Friday

5 September 6 September 7 September

12 September 13 September 14 September

17 September

Please note that the last week of the Autumn and Spring Terms will be taken as PPA time for Music Service staff. The last week of teaching will be week beginning 1st July 2013. Ready 4 Music is funded through Portsmouth Music Hub.

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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS Following the national success of the Singathlon Songbook this year we are delighted to inform schools that the new publication, 'Choral Reef' will be available free of charge to primary schools this term. This songbook celebrates our links with the sea and includes a wide repertoire of songs about sea creatures, suitable for Primary age children. We hope you enjoy this new resource and welcome your feedback. Schools attending the Music Village on 2nd October 2012 will receive their free copy of this resource.

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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS SPRING TERM 2013 Circus-Scape Following the success of Seascape in March and the feedback we have received from schools, we are staging a new extravaganza in March 2013 at the Kings Theatre. 12 new songs have been commissioned especially for this event and details will be sent to schools later this term. There will be limited spaces for schools, so an early response is advisable. We hope to include some circus skills and to make this a very colourful memorable and musical event. Songs include: Flying Trapeze Unicycles Tightrope Fire Eater Ringmaster Jugglers Plate Spinner Contortionist Human Cannon Ball Clown Acrobats If you are particularly keen to be part of this exciting event and wish to reserve a place before the information is sent out, please e-mail Portsmouth Music Hub.

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ARTSMARK Trinity Guildhall has been confirmed as the provider for Artsmark for the next three years. Looking forward to Round 13, key dates for your diary are:

Mid September 2012 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Website re-launched, criteria published, fees and training dates announced. Organisations can prepare their applications!

November 2012 !

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Online community launched

January 2013 !

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Application portal opens for Round 13 and validations begin

June half term 2013 !!

Application portal closes for Round 13

Maintaining quality is a key focus, and the programme is continually developing in response to the rigorous evaluation process led by the Arts Council. Consultations with current and past Artsmark colleagues, and many arts and cultural partners are helping to shape the application process and the support surrounding it. If you would like advice or support with your Artsmark application, please contact Sue Beckett at Portsmouth Music Service.

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ARTS AWARD Offering Arts Award enables you to demonstrate a real commitment to your arts provision. The following levels of Arts Award are available for schools: Discover Explore Bronze Silver Gold Find out more about the support available or training to get start started with Arts Award from www.artsaward.org.uk Show your support for Arts Award Organisations offering activities that young people can use towards their Arts Award can now apply to become an Arts Award Supporter. Arts Award Supporter is a free easy-to-use badge scheme. The badge flags your support for young people working towards Arts Award which can include: • taking part in arts activities • reviewing arts and cultural events • finding out about artists and cultural opportunities • sharing their skills or leading arts projects • collecting evidence for Arts Award portfolios or arts logs To become an Arts Award Supporter there is a short online tutorial and registration form www.artsaward.org.uk

Subject professional development materials: Music in schools - promoting good practice In March 2012, Ofsted published Music in schools: wider still and wider 2008–2011, which highlights the importance of giving sufficient, regular time for developing aural awareness and musical understanding and ensuring that schools prioritise giving pupils opportunities for practical, creative application and response to music. These professional development materials have been put together to help to promote dialogue between music teachers, headteachers, and music hub leaders to build their shared understanding about the key features of good teaching and learning by reflecting on the main messages from the music report. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/subject-professional-development-materials-music-schoolspromoting-good-practice Portsmouth Music Service Autumn Term 2012 Newsletter

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ENSEMBLES Portsmouth Music Hub ensembles provide young people with a platform to develop and improve their skills, boost confidence in performance and gain experience playing with other musicians. All ensembles are free of charge and open to everyone who is in full-time education and under the age of 19. Below is a list of ensembles and their rehearsal details. Flyers will be sent to all schools for the you to distribute to your pupils. NEW! Junior Rock Band - Beginner (Year 4+) Rehearses Monday 5.15 - 6.15 pm at St Edmund’s School NEW! Senior Rock Band - Advanced (Year 6+) Rehearses Monday 6.30 - 7.30 pm at St Edmund’s School Venue change!

Portsmouth Junior Orchestra - Intermediate (Grades 3-5) Rehearses Monday from 5:30 - 6:45 pm at Springfield School

Venue change!

Portsmouth Youth Orchestra - Advanced (Grade 5+) Rehearses Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Springfield School

NEW! Portsmouth Beginner Orchestra - Beginner (Up to Grade 3) Rehearses Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 pm at St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School Little Voices - Years 1-4

Venue change!

Rehearses Wednesdays from 4:00 - 4.55 pm at College Park Infant School Venue and time change!

Junior Voices - Years 4-7

Rehearses Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:55 pm at College Park Infant School Junior Starstruck - Year 4+ Rehearses Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:00 pm at Mayfield School Senior Starstruck - Year 6+ Rehearses Thursdays from 4:45 - 5:45 pm at Mayfield School Portsmouth Junior Wind Band - Intermediate (Grades 1-4) Rehearses Saturdays from 9:30 - 10:45 am at Springfield School Portsmouth Senior Wind Band - Advanced (Grade 4+) Rehearses Saturdays from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Springfield School Portsmouth Music Service Autumn Term 2012 Newsletter

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Portsmouth Sings! Everyone has a voice!

“Portsmouth Sings!” choirs are part of the Music Service’s choral provision. There is a charge of £35 for the term (10 sessions) which needs to be paid up front. The choir is fun and there is no need to read music. Just come along and bring a bottle of water. Rehearsal Schedule Fridays

12:00 - 13:00

Meeting Room 2, Guildhall

First rehearsal is on Friday 28th September 2012 The Community Gospel Choir is part of Portsmouth Sings! and is provided for members of Portsmouth’s local community free of charge to come along and enjoy singing together. The Gospel Choir rehearses on the following dates: 22nd September 2012 20th October 2012 10th November 2012 8th December 2012

10:15 - 11:30 10:15 - 11:30 10:15 - 11:30 10.15 - 11.30

Portsmouth Music Office St Mary’s Church, Fratton St Mary’s Church, Fratton St Mary’s Church, Fratton

13th December 2012

Christmas Concert

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