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Welcome to 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:

New Guitar Ensembles launching in Eastleigh and Basingstoke

The first acoustic guitar ensembles are being launched this October, at no cost to members for the first academic year.

Guitar Ensembles 2015

Eastleigh Guitar Ensemble
Venue: Thornden Hall, Thornden School, Chandler's Ford
Rehearsal: Mondays during term time, 5.30 - 6.30pm (launched 5 October)

Basingstoke Guitar Ensemble
Venue, Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
Rehearsal: Fridays during term time, 5 - 6pm (launching 16 October)

If you are interested in coming to these ensembles, then please get in touch in advance so we can warn the tutor, before you attend a rehearsal session.

Percussion Day now open

We are offering a percussion and drum kit day to any young percussionist grade/stage 1 and above, for free!

Percussion Day

Sunday 18 October 2015, 9.30 - 4pm
Thornden Hall, Chandler's Ford

A day of workshops and masterclasses, with special guests:

Percussion Day poster  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 740kB

Percussion Day application form Microsoft Word 69kB

Opportunities at the top!

HCYO Brass

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra has the following vacancies:

  • Grade 8 standard
    1 x clarinet
    1 x oboe
    1 x trombone

  • Grade 6 standard and above
    2 x percussion

Come and join this talented county music ensemble and perform in amazing venues.
Contact the director Carl Clausen:

Secondary and primary courses and conferences
booking up fast!

With dates starting as early as 29 September for the Managing Music primary course, get in touch to secure your place.

2014 Sec Conference

For secondary courses and conferences

- 23 October - Secondary Music Conference 2015: 'Moving On'

For primary courses and conferences

- 29 September - Managing Music in primary schools

- 6 October - Managing Music in primary schools (for those not signed up to the Primary Curriculum Music Project  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 769kB)

The latest Hub Newsletter is out!

The 7th Hub Newsletter is full of projects, events and achievements by Hub Partners.

Music Hub Newsletter - issue 7
  • We celebrate the Hub's three year anniversary with a county Hub map! It shows the variety, breadth and quality of partners which support young people's music learning in Hampshire.

  • No less than three area ensembles celebrated big anniversaries this year

  • Nearly 500 Hampshire pupils were invited to the Royal Albert Hall in July

Download your copy...  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 3MB
(to view the centrefold correctly - Go to 'View'>'Page Display'>'Two Page View',
then follow again to 'Page Display'> 'Show Cover Page in Two Page View')

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

“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,
Or see our HMS Box Office to buy tickets for up and coming ensemble concerts

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

Vacancies will be advertised within

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Certificate - Ukulele

The ukulele world record video!