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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.

News and events feed:

Did you know...

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That the following area ensembles have significant anniversaries coming up this year...?

  • Havant Clarinet & saxophone choirs (HCSC/HCSC2) - 25 years!

  • Eastleigh Area Schools Orchestras (EASO) - 40 years!

  • Gosport & Fareham Youth Orchestras (GFYO) - 60 years!

EASO in particular are attempting to contact as many ex members as possible - if you can help in any way, please let us know!

Hampshire County Youth Ensembles - applications

Deadline: Saturday 30 May 2015
Application Form  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 167kB

HCYO at The Anvil, Basingstoke

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra

Hampshire County Youth Band
Hampshire County Youth Training Band
Hampshire County Youth Junior Band (no audition*)

Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensemble
Hampshire Youth Training Wind Ensemble (no audition*)
Hampshire Flute Choir
Hampshire Double Reed Ensemble

Hampshire Children’s Choir
Hampshire Foundation Choir

*Please contact the Hampshire Music Service for entry criteria

This range of county music ensembles builds on and extends the opportunities available in Hampshire’s 60 area groups.  County ensembles provide very high quality performing opportunities for Hampshire’s most able young musicians.   Each group has a full schedule of rehearsals and concerts and a high level of commitment is required.  You are welcome to visit rehearsals for any of these ensembles before deciding whether to apply.  

For more info regarding the county ensembles...

Hampshire Vocal Conference

Friday 10 July 2015,
Marwell Hotel, Colden Common, Winchester.

Whether you are a school teacher, choir leader, freelance tutor or just love to sing!? Our Vocal Conference is there for everyone.

Keynote speaker: Alexander L'Estrange

Hampshire Vocal Conference 2015 flyer

"If you had to create from scratch the perfect 21st century musician, Alexander L'Estrange would be your template" Howard Goodall CBE

Also including:
Carolyn Robson: Professional singer and musician.
Specialism: Folk

Caroline Gale: Director of Music at Guildford County School.
Specialism: Boys' Choirs

Workshops covering subjects such as:

 - Jazz improvisation
 - Folk tradition
 - Boys' singing
 - Choral techniques
 - Early years
 - KS1 & KS2 ideas

with trade stands, such as 'Out of the Ark' and free resources all at the incredible price of £50!
Vocal Conference flyer  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB

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 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 great musical events are taking place during the coming few months.

Provision for Schools 2015-16

Discover the HMS provision opportunities available to schools and how to to sign up!

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 Microsoft Word 45kB 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.

Please see the The Hub website for more info.

HMS Vacancies

Any vacancies will be advertised within

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Proud to be Record Breakers

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The ukulele world record video!