Bexley Music Education Hub - Schools’ Orchestral Cluster Project
Bexley plan to create five cluster orchestras in their borough, providing specialist staff for schools local to each other. Through the partnerships forged as part of the project (e.g. LSO), they will strive to encourage the highest possible standards, and raise pupils’ aspirations. The Schools’ Orchestral Cluster Project will:
Bromley Youth Music Trust- Bromley Musical Theatre Orchestra
BYMT will create a Musical Theatre Orchestra (BYMT MTO) for the more advanced instrumentalists in the London Borough of Bromley. Students will be selected from the Saturday Centre Orchestras and Bands from April 2018. As an initial project they will then be forming a combo/orchestra (around 20 musicians) to play in a production of Oliver, which will be performed in May 2018. They will then continue to train in the Saturday Orchestras/Bands. In September they will form a bigger orchestra (around 40 musicians) – the BYMT MTO – to perform as part of a large production of a fully staged Musical TBC in November 2018.
Enfield Music Service (with Haringey and Waltham Forest Music Services) - Side-by-Side
Side-by-Side is a creative composition and instrumental learning project for secondary schools, providing integrated listening, composing and performing opportunities. It brings together a partnership of Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest hubs and London Sinfonietta. Following introductory concerts in schools exploring contemporary techniques and repertoire, composition groups in each borough will undertake in-depth work with a professional composer and instrumentalist to create short, single-instrument pieces. These will be worked into an orchestral concert piece, to be performed by a combined youth orchestra from all boroughs, working side-by-side with Sinfonietta musicians, in two concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in March 2019.