Summer Schools From Royal Albert Hall Conductor Return

Summer Schools From Royal Albert Hall Conductor Return
June 10, 2018

Sam Dunkley, a professional conductor, is bringing his company, Performing Arts etc, to Beverley and Hull this summer giving young people aged 8 – 16 the chance to perform in two well-known musicals.

In partnership with East Riding Schools Music Service and Hull Music Hub, the music, theatre and dance company will be bringing professionals from stage and screen to the Hexagon Centre, Beverley and Albermarle Music Centre, Hull during the school holidays.


Talented Young Musicians From The East Riding Bring Christmas Magic To Beverley

November 29, 2011

The East Riding Schools Music Service is holding their annual Christmas concert in Beverley Minster on December 12, 2011 starting at 7pm. The concert will give over 200 young people from the East Riding the opportunity to celebrate their musical talents together in performances by string groups, a choir and a brass group all provided by East Riding Schools’ Music Service. There will also be the opportunity for the audience…


Successful Fund-Raising for the FERYO

December 30, 2010

The Friends of East Riding Youth Orchestras held two very successful fund-raising events in Beverley just before Christmas.  A total of £328 was collected during two hours of busking at the Tesco store on Saturday 18th December, and on Wednesday 22nd December a magnificent total of £1,594 was raised during an all day playing and bag-packing session at Morrisons. The money will be used to help to subsidise a forthcoming…


Swinemoor School Carol Concert

December 19, 2010

Swinemoor Primary School provided a fantastic afternoon of entertainment when they took part in their Carol Concert on Friday. Participants took part from all of the choirs at the school, The Chamber Choir, The Senior Choir, The Boys Choir, Girls Years 5 and 6, and Years 3 and 4, and not forgetting Key Stage 1 and Foundation. They performed a very humorous version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and…


£750,000 Music Centre Opened in Beverley

October 8, 2010

Councillor David Rudd, the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, opened a new £750,000 music education centre in Beverley today. The Hexagon Centre, located on Coltman Avenue, represents a significant investment by the council to improve the music facilities for East Riding children and the schools’ music service. The opening ceremony takes place at 2pm. Robert Mitchell, head of East Riding Schools’ Music Service, said: “Music is such an…


British Trombone Society Open Day @ The Hexagon

October 3, 2010

The Hexagon music centre : the new home of the East Riding Schools’ Music Service played host to the British Trombone society on Saturday.  The day was attended by a good number of Trombone players from around the East Riding and further afield. The open day was led by Brett Baker. Brett is an internationally renowned trombone soloist and clinician as well as being the principal Trombonist of the world…


Piano Masterclass at the Hexagon Centre

September 24, 2010

Beverley’s brand new music facility was the venue for a Piano Masterclass with the Artistic Director of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival, Martin Roscoe. As part of the Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio, Martin had opened the Festival the previous evening at St Mary’s Church with a concer


Music @ Wassand Hall

July 13, 2010

Around 300 people were treated to a wonderful concert on the afternoon of Sunday 11th July in the grounds of Wassand Hall near Hornsea, by the East Riding Senior and Intermediate Wind Bands, the East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra and the East Riding Percussion Ensemble. All performed to their usual high standard, with the Jazz Orchestra and the Percussion in particular putting on an excellent display. The Intermediate Wind Band…


Workshop With Mark Bassey by Harriet Tinker

May 21, 2010

After winning a grant from the Youth Opportunities Fund, we were excited to welcome trombonist Mark Bassey to play with us and lead a workshop in Cottingham on Sunday 2nd May. The afternoon session took the form of a workshop focusing on jazz playing, and in particular, improvisation, which many of the players dread! But from the start it was obvious that the session would help players of all abilities…


Students Set for Music Masterclass With Mark Bassey

April 28, 2010

Members of the East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra are looking forward to a Masterclass from top Trombone player Mark Bassey. The band, which is made up from talented youngsters  from secondary schools across the East Riding, were successful in their application for a grant and are putting the money to good use. Band member Harriet Tinker explained: “About a year ago, four of our members put in a bid for…


Schools’ Music Service Winter Concert at Longcroft School

February 3, 2010

Pictures from the Schools’ Music Service & Friends of East Riding Youth Orchestras  Winter Concert held at Longcroft School. There were performances by East Riding Intermediate Wind Band, East Riding Percussion Ensemble, and East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra. Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size


Christmas Concert With Eleanor Tomlinson

December 15, 2009

There was barely an empty seat in Hull City Hall on Sunday evening with over 900 people enjoyed East Riding Schools’ Music Service annual Christmas Concert. The East Ridding Youth Orchestra, East Riding Senior Wind Band, Swinemoor Primary School Choir