Welcome to the Hampshire Music Service (HMS)
Our commitment is to give every child a chance to participate, enjoy and achieve by making music together. The benefits of music are very wide-reaching. Feedback from schools, parents and children show that the opportunities we offer through Hampshire Music Service have a very high impact indeed.
'Song of the week' launched!
Monday 8 September 2014 - Week One went live and we've already raced in Week Two with video!
A brand new resource for Hampshire primary schools...
Each week of term, for the 2014-15 academic year, you can explore a new song to use in the classroom or with your choir. Our team of vocal specialists have carefully selected and written songs to suit primary voices which are easy to use regardless of your singing experience. You will find songs from lots of different genres, some unaccompanied and others with backing tracks and there will always be a ‘sing along’ track with our easy to use PowerPoint to help with learning the song. Each song will also have a ‘ hints and tips’ page with further ideas so that you can explore the song in as little or as much detail as you like!
Bring your children through the school terms with themed songs matched to the time of year!
BBC Ten Pieces
The Hampshire Music Service are delighted to be a BBC Ten Pieces Champion!
Ten Pieces is an exciting new national initiative for all 21,000 primary schools in the UK, led by BBC Learning and the BBC performing groups, focussing on classical music and creativity. It aims to introduce a generation of children to a range of classical music and inspire them to use the music as a stimulus for their own creativity. Pupils may respond to the pieces of music through music composition, dance, digital art and other art forms as well as taking part in performances of the pieces.
The 'Ten Pieces' :
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)
Britten: 'Storm' Interlude from 'Peter Grimes'
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from 'Peer Gynt'
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Holst: 'Mars' from 'The Planets'
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain
Stravinsky: The Firebird – suite (1911) (Finale)
Anna Meredith: Connect It
Free cinema screenings of an introduction film are showing across the county and booking up fast, featuring BBC childrens' presenters such as Blue Peter's Barney Harwood, and there are additional clips available to further explore the ten classical pieces chosen for the initiative.
Ten Pieces kickstart course in Hampshire:
BBC Ten Pieces
7 October 2014
Jermyn's House, Ampfield
This year the BBC has launched an exciting new creative initiative called 10 Pieces – see below for more information. This half day (1.30 - 3.30pm) course is to help you access this initiative and make some exciting music in your school.
HMS is Music Hub Leader for Hampshire
Since September 2012 our many wonderful musical events and activities have reflected some of the successes of the Hampshire Music Education Hub.
By developing stronger partnerships, the Hub is providing exciting opportunities in music education for 55,000 children and young people. We look forward to continuing our work with our Hub partners to benefit musicians of all abilities throughout the county
“We are justifiably proud of Hampshire Music Service becoming the lead partner in the Hub. This role will strengthen the range and depth of their work, ensuring the highest quality music-making for all children and young people.”
John Coughlan, Director of Children's Services
We currently have vacancies for class teachers within Hampshire Music Service. Closing date is Thursday 25 September.
See what events are taking place during the coming few months.
Song of the week
Inspire your primary school pupils to sing with this new weekly resource!
Hampshire Secondary Conference 2014
‘How do we know how good we really are?’
Friday 24 October 2014
See where our ensembles went this summer on our Tours page!
Hampshire Education Music Hub
The Hampshire Music Service is the lead partner for the county's Music Hub.