Participation is through membership of the 'It's All About the Music Trust'. Membership will cost £2,000. Typically this will provide access to a programme which would include at least one of the following, with additional programmes available to purchase by negotiation.
December Project 1 – A vocal project that offers 9 primary school classes the opportunity to receive 5 weekly 1 hr workshops in which they will prepare 5-6 songs and work on the skills of choral singing through a combination of vocal/music games designed to develop confidence & assist children in finding their voice. This will be further supported through the use of movement & choir choreography. The project will culminate with an evening performance for parents & guests.
Venue - Goldsmiths College
February Project 2 – A vocal project for classes from 6 schools that reflects a different vocal style (beatboxing this year, but could be jazz, musical theatre, a vocal composition project etc). This project will also have a dance element for 3 further schools that will receive weekly dance classes. The model for delivery is the same as before.
Venue – Queen Elizabeth Hall (With a potential connection to the Southbank’s annual ‘Imagine Festival’ for children)
March Project 3 – A vocal project focused on singing music in, or developed from, the gospel style. This should be music of an inspirational nature, but inclusive of all religious groups. Delivery to follow the same model as previous projects.
Venue – St John’s Waterloo, Goldsmiths College, a Southwark Church
July Project 4 – This is our largest & most ambitious project, 600 children from around 24 schools. 12 schools receiving a vocal project, 6 schools working on a mixture of dance & dramatic skills. 2 Classes working on set design with the shows designer. 1 class working to produce animations. The use of film to support the narrative of the piece through interviewing & recording of aspects of the project. The integration of wider opportunities instrumental work into the piece. This is all brought together by the project director, in collaboration with the music director & the artistic team supported by the Southbank’s technical team to produce a piece with the highest level of production, using lighting sound systems, set design & projections. The rehearsals for this are more intense and grow in size as we near the performance day & finally come together for a dress rehearsal on show day. This performance is only possible with the support of the Southbank who hold our projects in the highest regard . . .“it’s an amazing undertaking, we see lots of children’s events here & nothing compares in its boldness & ambition, the scale of this is incredible” Neill Quinton SBCVenue – The Royal Festival Hall.