Does your school want to put on a music project in the Autumn term 2017 or Spring term 2018?

We are delighted to announce, following the successful outcomes of the Bespoke Projects of Spring 2017, funding is again being made available for primary and secondary schools. The funding is to enable pupils and teachers to work with professional practitioners/community music leaders on a music project linked to an appropriate core or extension role of the National Plan for Music Education.

A limited number of grants of up to a maximum of £1,000 per school is available. This amount of money has been specifically earmarked for direct use by schools from the wider funding for music education given by Arts Council England.

To be eligible schools must be signed up to a Norfolk Music Hub Subscription Package.

Not signed up yet? Visit our Hub Subscription page for full information of Primary, Secondary and Complex Needs Subscription Packages.

The deadline for project applications for Autumn Term 2017 or Spring Term 2018 has now passed. For more information on how to apply for future grants, please visit our Bespoke Project Grants page >>

Read more about the projects that took place in 2016/2017 below.

Mahogany Opera ‘Snappy Operas’ Project

Five Primary schools across Norfolk took part in the ‘Snappy Operas Project. This project entailed working with members of Mahogany Opera on selected dates in February and March 2017.

There were rehearsals at each of the schools; Great Yarmouth Primary, Freethorpe Primary, Edward Worlledge Primary, Shelton with Hardwick Primary, and Rudham & Weasenham Primary, as well as CPD opportunities for teachers.

The performance took place on Thursday 30 March 2017 at Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth.

Snappy Operas is a Mahogany Opera Group production in partnership with Norfolk Music Service, generously supported by Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation (Talent Development Partnership) and the Norfolk Music Hub.

Vocal projects


  • Admirals Academy, Thetford
  • Carleton Rode Primary


  • Wicklewood Primary
  • Sedgeford Primary


  • Brancaster Primary
  • Preston Primary
  • Saxlingham Nethergate Primary

Percussion Workshops

Watch pupils from West Raynham improvising with body percussion solos:

Brass projects

Fairhaven Primary took part in String workshops.

Ukulele Projects

There were ukulele projects in West Earlham Infant School*, Hempnall Primary, and Walsingham Primary.

*West Earlham Infants take part in Children’s Ukulele Festival in Norwich
Read the article in the EDP about West Earlham Infants taking part in Children’s Ukulele Festival “Youngsters Enjoy Lots of Ukulele Fun at Norwich Festival”

Read the blog post from I Love Uke about their Children’s Ukulele Festival here. They also created a resource page on their website to help children practice between lessons.

“It’s brilliant working with them because the staff are so supportive  –  helping to promote good behaviour in lessons and practising with the children between sessions.” Clara Wiseman, Ukulele Tutor, I Love Uke

Jingles Composition

West Earlham Junior composed jingles.

Music Technology Projects

The Clare School took part in Music Technology projects with Lab:Media Education.

“All the pupils have really enjoyed these sessions and have learned how to use apps that we do not have in school. They have had to think carefully about the sounds that they require for their part of the film. There has been listening, talking, musical experimentation and fun going on in these lessons.” Sue Ashby-Croft, The Clare School.


Hunstanton Primary took part in Beatboxing projects with Midé Naike from Sons of Pitches.