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Half Term Holiday

Date: 22 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Every day

Location: Coventry TBC

Half Term Holiday

No classes, lessons, or ensembles. Classes resume as normal after the holidays. See individual group for details or speak to your music teacher.

Cost: N/A

Wind Band Activity Day

Date: 24 October 2018

Location: Ravensdale School Ravensdale Rd, Coventry CV2 5GQ

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

A Free Holiday workshop for all current wind and brass players and the chance to come along and have a go playing an instrument

A fantastic day of musical activities over the October Half Term holidays. A full day of workshops, group sessions and the chance to perform as a group at the end of the session. This is a great opportunity to practice and learn some new skills on your current instrument as well as working with other groups across the city. 

There will also be a chance for complete beginners to come along and have a go on various wind and brass instruments. If you have always fancied having a go or think someone you know might be interested then come along and have some fun with music.

To book your place contact us at http://music@coventry.gov.uk

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Cost: free

Lest we Forget

Date: 03 November 2018

Location: NEC Birmingham National Exhibition Center, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

The First National Children’s Remembrance Concert

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the first World War on November 3rd 2018 over 2500 children will be performing in the first ever National Children’s Remembrance Concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

Children from across the country will perform music, song and drama to commemorate and remember the tens of millions of combatants and civilians from across the world who died in that terrible war including an estimated 540,000 children.

There will be a choir of over 2000 children dressed so as to represent two giant poppies and an orchestra of 180 Young Musicians is made up of members of the Birmingham Schools’ and Ealing Youth Orchestras.

The music, songs and associated images have been carefully selected and sequenced to tell the story of the war so as to extend factual knowledge and understanding of the war and to enhance empathy for all who were affected by it and its consequences. There will be moments of joy and moments of sadness, of emotion and reflection, of pathos and hope, and of remembrance and gratitude. It will be above all a concert for all and which commemorates and remembers all.

Concert Director and Founder Ron Dawson said: ‘It is important to remember all of those who were affected by World War I, whether they were combatants from anywhere in the world, their families, their children or their friends and neighbours'. I hope this concert will change the way we commemorate remembrance forever and inspire an interest and understanding of remembrance in the next generation.’

Performers include a mass choir of over 2000 children, an orchestra of 180 Young Musicians, the National Pipe Band of England (debut), the Sandwell Youth Brass Band, the Birmingham Schools Guitar Ensemble, the Leicestershire Show Choir, performers from Wales, Norfolk, Bournemouth and Sutton Coldfield and a Parade of 57 Flags by Scouts and Guides.

Tickets are on sale for £15 from Ticket Factory website - https://bit.ly/2NEOHe5

The concert is supported by the DCLG, The Big Lottery, Arts Council England and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.


Information on the performers:

  • The orchestra of 180 Young Musicians is made up of members of the Birmingham Schools’ and Ealing Youth Orchestras.
  • The concert has led to the creation of a National Pipe Band of England comprising over 60 young Pipers and Drummers. The concert will be the Band’s debut public performance and will be playing music to commemorates Scotland’s participation and sacrifice.
  • 22 young players from Birmingham Schools’ Guitar ensemble will perform ‘Cavatina’ to remember the estimated 16 million animals that were killed as participants in the war.
  • Scouts and Guides from the West Midlands will form a Parade of 56 Flags to represent the nations, states and peoples who were involved in the conflict.
  • Fourteen year old explorer Scout and bugler Luke Harris-Smith will play the ‘Last Post’ as part of the Concert’s final Remembrance.
  • Pupils from Bishop Vesey School in Sutton Coldfield will present a sequence to acknowledge that support for the war was not unqualified or universal.


On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 the Armistice bringing the hostilities of the first World War to an end was signed. This war was perhaps the deadliest conflict in human history with over 40 million people being killed or wounded as a direct consequence. A year later the tradition of Remembrance Day was inaugurated with the purpose to remember and commemorate those who had died in what was often referred to as 'the War to end all Wars'. Whilst Remembrance Day has continued year upon year, the hope that the war would bring an end to all wars has still to be realised. If that hope is ever to be fulfilled it must be planted and nurtured within the hearts of everyone, but most importantly within the hearts of today's children.

This first National Children's Remembrance Concert will, through music, song and drama, remember and pay homage to the sacrifice of all who fought and died in that terrible War. It will also seek to instil anew the hope of an end to all war. To achieve these purposes the concert will bring together over 2500 children from across England and Wales, each and every one to play an active and vital role within it. Our ambition for these children, and for all those who come to see and hear them, is that the concert will be a memorable experience and that the homage, hope and message of the Concert will remain forever within their hearts.

The focal point of the concert will be a Mass choir of over 2000 children dressed to resemble two giant poppies. They will be supported by an Orchestra of 160 Young Musicians from the B’Ham Youth and Ealing Youth Orchestras, the National Youth Pipe and Drum Band (debut), the Sandwell Youth Brass Hand, B’ham Acoustic Guitar Group, The Leicestershire Show Choir, the Hywel Girls’ choir and Hywel Boy Singers plus Angelicus Celtis, performers from Norfolk, Bournemouth and Sutton Coldfield and a Parade of 57 Flags by Scouts and Guides.
Music will include Mars, Nimrod, Cavatina, Silent Night, Hymn to the Fallen and popular songs from the trenches and home front. The Concert pays homage to the 40 million military and civilian deaths and casualties of all nations including the 540,000 children killed, to the role and sacrifices by women and non-combatants, and will also pay tribute to the many millions of animals that were killed in the conflict including nearly 8 million horses and mules. Large Screens will be used.

The music, songs and associated images have been carefully selected and sequenced to tell the story of the war so as to extend factual knowledge and understanding of the war and to enhance empathy for all who were affected by it and its consequences. There are moments of joy and moments of sadness, of emotion and reflection, of suffering and survival, and of remembrance and gratitude. It will be above all a concert for all and which commemorates and remembers all.

Cost: £15

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2018

Date: 08 November 2018 - 10 November 2018

Every day

Location: Tabacco Dock, London The Dock Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Don't miss out on BBC Music Introducings 3 day music discovery festival - BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18'. It takes place on November 8-10th, 2018, at London's iconic Tobacco Dock.

BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18’ launches with support of UK Music Industry bodies 

BBC Music has announced a brand new three day music discovery festival – BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18’. Taking place on November 8-10th, 2018, the event will welcome 15,000 budding musicians and industry talent at London’s iconic Tobacco Dock. Since its launch in 2007, BBC Music Introducing has been dedicated to discovering and supporting new music.

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Supported by BBC Music and the breadth of the UK Music Industry, this year’s event will build on the success of 2017’s BBC Music Introducing Amplify with a programme of inspiring performances, talks and masterclasses. BBC Radio will broadcast live from the heart of the event at Tobacco Dock throughout the three days, ahead of live concerts each evening featuring high-profile BBC Music Introducing alumni and guests.

Over 100 inspiring masterclasses and interactive sessions, practical workshops, Q&As will take place and feature over 250 speakers from all quarters of the music industry. Music industry experts ranging from the recorded, live, broadcast and digital sectors will share their insider knowledge alongside all the key UK music industry bodies, providing invaluable support for emerging home-grown talent as they take the next steps in their careers.

Featured zones will include an ‘A&R listening feedback centre’ providing one-to-one guidance on music played to the music decision makers, through to the ‘Journey Theatre’ where high profile artists will give advice on how to progress in the industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience a recreation of the iconic ‘BBC Maida Vale Studio Sessions’, with practical advice in live recording from leading BBC sound engineer experts.

The event will host a wide range of activations and exhibitor spaces for music manufacturers and other relevant brands.

BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18’ will be produced by Get On Vision, a joint venture between Vision Nine and Get On Music Media.

Ticket on sale details and programme activity will be announced in June. Find out more at bbc.co.uk/introducing  

James Stirling, Head of Content, BBC Music says: “BBC Music Introducing LIVE will be a unique event, drawing on the passion and experience of the entire UK Music Industry and providing unrivalled access for those aspiring to make their way in to the business.” 

Jason Carter, Director, Get On Vision says: “I was incredibly fortunate to have worked on the creation and launch of BBC Music Introducing back in 2007, and to steer its path for a decade, so it’s a privilege to lead the production of BBC Music Introducing LIVE at Tobacco Dock - the next exciting chapter in the journey of a critical platform for emerging talent in the UK.”

Emma Banks, Co-Head, CAA London: “BBC Music Introducing is a great spring board for so many up and coming British artists and talent looking to work in the music industry.  Last year's Amplify event gave a lot of people an insight into various areas of the music business and it looks as if the BBC is going to push that even further with Live '18.  It's tough to get a foot in the door and to gather industry professionals and artists together in this way will be an incredible opportunity for artists and industry to meet and hopefully be able to work together.  This sounds like a great event and gets my most thorough endorsement.”

David Joseph, Chairman and CEO Universal Music UK, says: “Last year’s Amplify event captured the essence of BBC Music Introducing, which has done so much for undiscovered and unsigned musicians over the past 10 years. We were proud to support several masterclasses for the next generation of artists and executives at Amplify and look forward to doing so again at November’s expanded event.”

Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music UK & Ireland, says: “BBC Music Introducing is a perfect example of the BBC’s principles – to inform, educate and entertain.  It has played a huge role in introducing some extraordinary new talent, George Ezra among them, to the music loving public.”

Vanessa Reed, CEO, PRS Foundation, says: “BBC Music Introducing LIVE is a great idea that we’re proud to endorse. We look forward to contributing funding tips and expertise to the event’s programme of panels and masterclasses and to taking part, with other industry bodies and artists, in this important platform for anyone interested in music discovery and collaboration. 

Michael Dugher, UK Music CEO, says: “We’re proud to support this brilliant new event from BBC Music, which helps promote a diverse range of exciting new artists in such a vibrant venue. BBC Music is great champions of the live sector, which contributes £1 billion a year to our economy, and BBC Introducing has an incredible track record for producing great new talent. It’s fantastic to see the BBC launching a new event, building on the success of last year’s BBC Music Introducing Amplify.”

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, says: “The support of BBC Music is incredibly important as labels seek to discover, nurture and invest in fresh UK talent. BBC Music Introducing plays a pivotal role in this ecosystem by giving unsigned and emerging talent the opportunity to build profile and awareness that can take them to the next level.  It’s great to see this exciting new live event announced as an extension of the BBC Introducing brand, and we welcome BBC Music’s unwavering commitment to new music discovery.”   

BBC Music Introducing

  With over 500,000 tracks uploaded to the BBC Music Introducing website and 198,000 artists registered, BBC Music Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national stage through Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and the Asian Network.

BBC Music Introducing also gives up-and-coming artists broadcast opportunities on BBC radio, television and online alongside the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases. Big name artists including Florence + the Machine, Slaves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay, Tom Grennan, Nao, George Ezra, Izzy Bizu, Rae Morris, and Jack Garratt all received BBC Music Introducing support at the start of their careers.

BBC Music Introducing has brought thousands of acts to hundreds of different stages over the past 10 years, including Glastonbury, Big Weekend, Latitude, Creamfields, Reading and Leeds, as well as international showcases like SXSW, ADE, Reeperbahn and Winter Jazz Festival.


Find out more about this and other BBC Music Introducing events at https://www.introducinglive.co.uk/.

Get your tickets here: https://bbcintroducing.seetickets.com/event/bbc-music-introducing-live/tobacco-dock/1243651

Cost: from £11

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Winter Showcase

Date: 04 December 2018

Location: Stoke Park School Dane Road, Coventry CV2 4JW

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Our annual winter showcase, allowing all the young talent to show their skills!

This is our bi-annual event, where children from across Coventry who take part in our different music groups and orchestras get the chance to perform for friends and family.

This year's event will be spectacular and a not-to-be-missed occassion.

Details of the event have now gone out to all those involved and information about tickets will be available soon...

Cost: TBC

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