The Kirklees Hub

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The Kirklees Music Education Hub is a vibrant partnership between schools and a wide variety of organisations.  Find out more about our partners here:

                

            

                    


    What are Music Education Hubs?

    Musica Kirklees is the lead organisation for the Kirklees Music Education Hub.  We are one of 122 Music Education Hubs funded by Arts Council England and are committed to working with schools and partners to:

        • Ensure that every child aged 5 to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument
        • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage
        • Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people
        • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil is singing regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area


    HUB PARTNERS



    BRASS BANDS


                 

    GOLCAR BAND

     A fourth section brass band based in the heart of the Colne Valley                                                           

                

         

         


    GOLCAR TRAINING BAND

    New players of all ages are welcome.  Parents/carers can take part alongside their children and develop their brass band playing.

                                                           

              

    REVOLUTION SHOW CORPS

    A marching band of young brass players, percussionists and dancers.  Suitable for beginners upwards with a focus on performance and fun.

                     

              


    YORKSHIRE TRACTION HONLEY BAND

    A non-contesting band that welcomes players of all abilities with performance opportunities throughout the year

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    CHOIRS - Junior


                                                     

         

          

    COLNE VALLEY BOYS

    A choir established in March 2010 with the support of the Kirklees Music Education Hub to serve the needs of young male singers.  The choir currently has approximately 25 members aged between 8 and 20 and has the backing of the internationally renowned Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.  The choir aims to promote male voice singing and long lasting friendships in a fun and informal setting.



         

    HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL YOUTH CHOIRS

    Choirs for young people age 7 - 21 working in collaboration with Huddersfield Choral Society              

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    CHOIRS - Mixed Voices


         

          


    HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY

    One of the UK's leading choral societies founded in 1836 



         

    HUDDERSFIELD VOICES

    Formerly known as Huddersfield Methodist Choir with repertoire including secular and sacred works                                                   

       

    ST MARY'S SING FOR FUN

    A choir for all abilities based at St Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall in Batley


     

    THE HUDDERSFIELD SINGERS

    A mixed chamber choir of 30 members open to all voices that explore challenging and rewarding repertoire

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    CHOIRS - Ladies'


       

         


    DENBY DALE LADIES' CHOIR

    A choir who enjoy performing a wide repertoire of jazz, traditional, modern and classical pieces 

                                                         

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    CHOIRS - Male Voice


         

          

    COLNE VALLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR

    A multi-award winning community choir established in 1922.  Repertoire includes everything from sacred works, and opera to songs from the musicals and pop classics.                                                   

         

    GLEDHOLT MALE VOICE CHOIR

    The choir perform regularly from a repertoire that includes opera, musicals, traditional music and Welsh hymns  

                                                           

    HONLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR

    A choir of over 60 members with a focus on entertaining audiences and sharing the enjoyent of singing

    NEW MILL MALE VOICE CHOIR

    Formed in 1991 and open to new members, there are currently 60 singers in the choir who enjoy performing locally and abroad


    SKELMANTHORPE MALE VOICE CHOIR

    A fun choir with a focus on sharing the enjoyment of singing and helping charitable foundations raise money

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    EDUCATION ORGANISATIONS


         

          

    EVOKE

    The Cultural and Educational Partnership, providing opportunities for children and young people to benefit from the amazing creative and cultural offer across Kirklees



            

    MANASAMITRA

    An organisation based in Dewsbury that presents South Asian arts to a wider audience working in schools and in the local community

     

    SHABANG!

    An award winning, specialist charitable arts organisation delivering projects to children with additional needs and their families through accessible shows with music and songs and resources for teachers


     


    THE CREATIVE MEDIA AND STUDIO SCHOOL

    Courses available for 14 - 19 year olds that pave the way for students interested in joining the creative industries

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    FESTIVALS


         

          

    HUDDERSFIELD MRS SUNDERLAND FESTIVAL

    One of the largest festivals of music, speech and drama in the country with over 140 classes for piano, instrumental, vocal, choirs and speech and drama.  In addition, the festival organises workshops and the prestigious festival young musician of the year prize open to performers from across the country.



    MARSDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL

    One of the UK's longest established jazz festivals attracting thousands of visitors each year to enjoy jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines



         

    SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL

    A family friendly festival that showcases local, nationally and internationally acclaimed traditional musicians, singers and dancers                                             

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    OPERA COMPANIES


        

                


    OPERA NORTH

    A national opera company based in Leeds and a leading UK arts organisation.  The company champions diversity in audiences, artists and repertoire and aims to entertain, engage, challenge and inspire.                                            

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    ORCHESTRAS AND ENSEMBLES


         

          

    HONLEY CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE CHOIR

    A chamber ensemble keen to keep performing music in the community.  Most of the members of both choirs have taken to their instruments later in life, and discovered a new musical world.



         

    PADDOCK ORCHESTRA

    A well established amateur orchestra that meet and perform in the Huddersfield area                                                   





       

    YORKSHIRE YOUNG SINFONIA

    An orchestra offering residential experiences and performance opportunities to young people.  The first youth orchestra in the world to be 100% digital, using iPads instead of sheet music.

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    STUDIOS


         

          

    THE BOOM ROOMS

    A selection of equipped rooms and rehearsal spaces available to rent by the hour in Huddersfield



         

    VIBRATIONS STUDIOS

    Professional recording facilities, rehearsal studios, live sound services, photoshoots, music videos, audio equipment repairs and equipment hire                                              

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