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.
News and events feed:
Conflict to Chorus
14 March 2015 - Hampshire Music Service, Southern Sinfonia, University of Winchester and Foundation Music team up for choral WW1 remembrance event at Winchester Cathedral!
"...a radically musically inclusive performance featuring local community choirs, Hampshire schools, The Southern Sinfonia, choirs from the University of Winchester, a Singing-for-Wellbeing choir, a school for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties plus soloists".
Featuring a world premiere of a new work by Rev Prof June Boyce-Tillman MBE:
'From Conflict to Chorus; An intermezzo for Peace'
Double Reed Day
For oboists and bassoonists of all standards, including beginners!
Sunday 22 March 2015, 10am - 4pm. Sun Hill Junior School, Sun Lane, Alresford, SO24 9NB
For all double reed players, up to the age of 18, who are beginners right up to Grade 8+ standard and live in, have lessons or indeed attend a school/college in Hampshire.
We have some very inspirational guests:
Ruth Bolister, Principal oboist of the English National Opera
John Orford, Principal bassoon player of the London Sinfonietta.
Well worth the £10 entry fee!
Howarth of London (oboe and bassoon specialists) will also be visiting us with instruments, music and accessories.
During the day participants will be able to get involved in activities such as ensemble playing, listening to recitals and participating or listening to masterclasses. There will be an end of day concert at 3.00pm in which all participants will be involved in an ensemble performance.
Children who are considering starting to play either the oboe or the bassoon will be welcome to attend the morning sessions free of charge.
Poster 221 kB
Application Form 92 kB
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra - Open Day
Saturday 28 March 2015, 10.15am - 2.30pm,
Thornden School Concert Hall, Chandler’s Ford
Thinking of joining the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra or County Youth String Orchestra? Come along to join in and see what it’s all about!
Play alongside current members, meet other players, and take part in a short informal performance for parents at 2.00pm
All welcome, including teachers and parents: come along and experience the excitement of playing alongside some of Hampshire’s best young musicians. We will be performing music from our current repertoire which will include Mahler 1st Symphony and Conga del Fuego by Marquez
Orchestral musicians welcome – including harps and percussion. Strings grade 4+ / wind, brass, percussion grade 7 +
If you are unable to come along, but would like to audition later this term, do get in touch.
Application Form 144 kB - Deadline Friday 20 March 2015
Poster 150 kB
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
See what great musical 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!
BBC Ten Pieces Blog!
We now have a live Blog we hope will allow Hampshire schools to share their experiences surrounding the use of the BBC Ten Pieces, why not email us with the accompanying prompt form 45 kB to let us know how you are getting on!
Hampshire Education Music Hub
The Hampshire Music Service is the lead partner for the county's Music Hub.
Any vacancies will be advertised within