MK Music Hub

Schools

Information and opportunities to support schools with their music strategy.  Download the Totally Music Booklet 2022- 2023

Partners for your school 

The Music Hub aims to support schools through its work with Hub partners. The following partners can help in the following ways:

Totally Music: 2022 – 2023

The new Totally Music Booklet  for academic year 2022 – 2023 is now available.  To place your order use the SCHOOL ORDER FORM and email to Music@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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Music Faculty

Through its ‘Totally Music’ programme the Music Faculty provides strategic support to schools that wish to develop and audit their music education.

The Faculty offer

  • curriculum projects delivered by faculty teachers for Reception – Year 6
  • developing school singing strategies
  • opportunities for large-scale performances.

Schools may wish to celebrate their music education provision for pupils by applying for membership of Music Mark.

Music Mark membership is awarded to schools that demonstrate a high-quality music provision for pupils.  Schools can apply to the Music Hub for Music Mark membership and if their provision satisfies a set of criteria Music Mark membership is awarded.

The MK Music Hub has awarded Music mark membership to 5 schools:

Ousedale
Shenley Brook End

New Bradwell

The Premier Academy
Great Linford

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Music Co-op

The Music Co-op is a key partner of the Music Hub and has around 65 instrumental teachers as members teaching a range of instruments. Schools can find out more about this contacting them directly at  mkmusiccoop@gmail.com or telephone 01908 699052.

To inspire your students, we have produced some videos demonstrating different instrument groups:

Brass Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
String Instruments
Guitar

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Music Mark

Our Vision On behalf of our membership, we lobby for and support high-quality music education for all children and young people.
Music Mark is a membership organisation, subject association and charity. Our membership consists of Music Education Services and Hubs, their teaching and support teams; schools; individuals; NYMOS; HE/FE bodies; Hub and Corporate Partners.

On behalf of our members, partners and the wider sector, Music Mark lobbies for, and champions, a government supported, high-quality, music education provision for all school aged children and young people which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion at its core.

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What is the National Plan for Music Education

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Core roles for a Music Hub in partnership with schools

a) Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the oppportunity to learn a musical instrument through weekly whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for a minimum of a term.

b) Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early age.

c) Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.

d) Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

Extension Roles

a) Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.

b) Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision to those on low incomes.

c) Provide access to large scale and/or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues.  This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents and students.

The MK Music Hub can help – contact us for more information.

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Develop your Music Curriculum

Take a look at what’s on offer to schools to complement your Curriculum Subjects: MK Music Hub – Curriculum Book 2020-2021

Naxos Music Library - Free Resource

The library offers a really useful resource called the Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Box. Both can be accessed for free with a valid library card https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries/elibrary#Naxos

You can also access it online.
https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries/about-libraries/join-the-library#Online

Demonstration Videos

Below are links to a series of videos we have put together which show children some of the instruments they could learn. We hope that these will be a useful teaching resource for teachers in years 1-6 as well as a way of promoting the playing of an instrument.

Brass Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
String Instruments
Guitar

Visit the Resources for schools page for links to worksheets to accompany the videos.

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An interesting article from the Guardian Newspaper

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it…

Read about how a school in Bradford transformed their SATs results with music.

Underground Music Project

Underground Tuesday encourages young people to come together and make music with a view to increasing their musical skills and also nurturing their personal and social development. Sessions are led by the young people’s own musical interest and are run by a Youth Worker in partnership with tutors from the MK Music Hub.

Open to young people aged 13-19 with an interest in music (referral needed).

Young people can use their own instruments. If they don’t already own an instrument a loan can be organised.

Click here to find out more or make a referral.

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Changing Tracks

 MK Music Hub is working alongside Changing Tracks – a programme of peer support and learning for and with Music Services wanting to improve equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to improve equality, inclusion and diversity. We have drawn up a strategy together with other music hubs in the eastern region, which maps out our aims over the next four years.

Primary Music Festival 2022

KS1 – Morning Festival – 23 June 2022: 10am to 11.15am KS1 – Afternoon Festival – 23 June 2022: 1.15pm to 2.30pm KS2 – Afternoon Festival – 22 June 2022: 1.15pm to 2.45pm At The Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton Mill, MK12 5TH Use this link for more information and to find out how to book:  Primary Festival 2022 KS1 & KS2 How to book Booking opens on Tuesday 8 February 2022 Places for this popular event will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
 

Instrumental Celebration

In place of our usual instrumental festivals, which were postponed due to covid, we are having an instrumental celebration to celebrate our pupils’ achievements after a long break from live performing.

This is an exciting opportunity for young players in schools to perform in front of a large audience in a professional setting in line with the aims of the National Plan for Music Education (NPME).  The adjudicated celebration for ensembles from Primary Schools will take place on 21st June 2022 at The Ridgeway Centre.

Morning session:  9.15am – 12.15pm

Afternoon session: 1.15pm – 3.15pm

FREE CONCERT: following the afternoon session there will be a concert given by our talented teachers from the MK Music Co-op to demonstrate the various instruments that they play. The concert will begin at 4.15pm and children who take part in the afternoon session are strongly encouraged to stay and listen. Tickets are free of charge and parents are also welcome to attend. The concert is expected to finish by 5.30pm

Click here for more information: Teacher School Info Booklet 2022 v2

Instrumental Jamboree 2022

At The Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton Mill, MK12 5TH –

22 June 2022 – 9.30am to 11.00am

A performance opportunity for Year 4 students who take part in our year-long music projects in MK schools and have been put forward by their Music Faculty Instrumental teacher to take part.

Invitation to Instrumental Jamobree 2022

Places for this popular event will be by invitation and allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

Free singing event - virtual video Primary Music Festival 2021

The countdown is on!  The finished video is available from 23rd June 2021 at 2pm!  Use this link to watch the MK Primary Music Festival 2021!

 

Or  View the video here…

 

Network meetings

Check here for Network meeting dates

 

SEN Meetings
3.45pm to 5pm
4 Oct 21 / 7 Mar 22 / 9 May 22
Subject Leader Meetings
8am to 9am

28 Sept 21 / 27 Jan 22 / 17 May 22

Book here

Secondary Heads of Music
2pm to 4pm
w/c 4 Oct 21 / 20 Jan 22 / 12 May 22

Events for schools

17 Sept / 15 Oct 21 KS1 & 2 Singing (Out of the Ark) CPDs

26/27/28 April 22 – Roadshows in schools

21 June 22 – Instrumental Celebration

22 June 22 – Instrument Jamboree

22/23 June 22 – Primary Music Festival

 

 

Showcasing MK Schools

Womens Euro 2022

  • Women’s Euro 2022  MK Music Hub recently partnered with the Royal Philharmonic Orchesra to offer students in MK schools the chance to help create a new anthem for Milton Keynes!
    The workshops were very well received … “Yesterday was an absolute privilege! The musicians were incredible and our Y5 children were in absolute rapture listening to their instrumental introductions and taking part in the composition. Thank you so much for allowing us to take part in this opportunity.”   ….”Just wanted to pass on our thanks for yesterday’s workshop. The students have been talking about it every time I’ve seen them and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was so valuable for them to get some compositional tips from a ‘real life professional’ and inspirational for them to meet and listen to the musicians.  Thanks again!”
  • Two Mile Ash School kept the music going during lockdown and recorded a virtual choir performance of ‘Stronger Together’ involving staff and families in an effort to bring people together.Two Mile Ash School – Stronger Together

 

Schools in MK

Totally Music programmes

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Get in touch

Milton Keynes Music Faculty
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Telephone: 01908 253520

Email: music@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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