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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.

Free Autumn Jazz School - Last call!

Laura Judd - Jazz School

Last call for the exciting Jazz School at the Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College, 28 - 30 October 2014. In  conjunction with the Hampshire Music Education Hub, the three days of workshops are aimed towards 14-19yr olds with a love or even an interest in playing jazz. Our very own homegrown talent, Laura Judd (pictured), will be leading a Composition Masterclass. It's great to see a Hampshire Youth Jazz Orchestra member make waves in the jazz scene!

For More info and how to book...

  • The Hampshire Music Education Hub are
    Guinness World Record Breakers!

To celebrate the fantastic Uke ‘n’ Sing event this past summer, when we broke the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Ukulele Ensemble’, we have commissioned two videos by CASS Productions! The short version is above, for the full seven minute version please see the Hub YouTube Channel!

  • 'Song of the week'

Monday 8 September 2014 - Week One went live and we're racing through the weeks, including one with a signing video!
A brand new resource for Hampshire primary schools...

Song of the Week - Screenshot taster

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!

For further details...

  • BBC Ten Pieces

The Hampshire Music Service are delighted to be a BBC Ten Pieces Champion!

BBC Ten Pieces

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

For more info and to see the film clips...

HMS is Music Hub Leader for Hampshire

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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

Latest Hampshire Music Education Hub newsletter  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 1MB

“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

Please do visit the Hub website to learn more...


Events Calendar

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!

Summer Tours

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.

Please see the The Hub website for more info.

HMS Vacancies

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Record Breakers

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