Event Details


What do 9,000 pupils singing together sound like?
Come find out on 3 May 2018 for The Big Sing at Carrow Road!

Norfolk Music Hub is thrilled to launch Norfolk’s first ever Big Sing for Schools – a FREE, mass-participation singing event for thousands of KS1 & KS2 pupils and their teachers, taking place at Norwich City Football Club on 3 May 2018.

Our theme is unity and all repertoire will be from the Sing Up song bank; a collection of songs put together by Sing Up, the national campaign to encourage singing in schools. See the song list and learning resources below. There will be extra free resources and ideas to use in school to prepare for The Big Sing, including a free twilight CPD event for teachers (see below). Make sure you sign up early to give your group more time to learn the songs. There will be an award for schools who bring all of their pupils or the highest percentage of their school!

On the day of the event, pupils will be guided through songs by our VIP guest conductor, Mark De-Lisser (The Voice UK, BBC1 and The Choir, BBC2), and accompanied by a live band – there may even be some more VIP guest performances! Look out for more announcements.

Norfolk Music Hub wants to support young people in our county feel confident singing and expressing themselves musically. Through The Big Sing, Norfolk Music Hub hope that every child knows that they don’t have to be a rock star or on the X Factor if they want to sing – anyone can, and should express themselves!


Event details

The event will run from 11.00 – 12.30, with arrival from 10.30.

Schools will be responsible for their own transport. There is plenty of coach parking on-site.

Registration

We have now temporarily reached capacity for The Big Sing. We are working with the venue to accommodate more schools, and will have more information for you very soon. Please do sign up for the waiting list by clicking here, as we will add schools in as more spaces become available on a first come first served basis.

Parents and families are invited to come and watch the performance. There will be a limited number of audience tickets available at £3 per ticket (free for children under 5). We are working with the venue on organising the ticketing system and will have more information very soon. Please do not book via Ticketsource.


FAQs

  • What age range is this event suitable for?

    The Big Sing is aimed at KS1 and KS2 pupils (ages 5 – 11).

  • How much does it cost?

    It is FREE for schools to take part.
    Parents and families are invited to purchase audience tickets priced at £3 per ticket (free for under 5’s). See information above.

  • How do we sign up?

    We have now temporarily reached capacity for The Big Sing. We are working with the venue to accommodate more schools, and will have more information for you very soon. Please do sign up for the wait list by clicking here, as we will add schools in as more spaces become available on a first come first served basis.

  • Do we have to learn the songs beforehand?

    Yes! There will be 10 songs to learn (plus warm ups) and some extra fun activities on the day. See below for the learning resources.

  • What is the repertoire?

    Aint No Mountain High Enough (with signing) – video
    Boys and Girls
    Wonder (with movement)
    Rockstar
    Build it High (with signing) – video
    Happy (with movement)
    My Fantasy Football Team
    Heroes
    Shine
    Be the change – Sing Up day song 2018

    You can access learning resources for these songs including backing tracks by clicking here. You will receive the password to access the resources when you register for the event.

  • What if I’m not signed up to Sing Up to access the songs and resources?

    That’s okay! Our Hub team will help you get set up online. Please contact us at thebigsing@norfolkadvisory.com. See above for the link to learning resources.

  • Is there any help provided with learning and teaching the songs?

    Yes – there are CPD events in NorwichSouth Norfolk, and West Norfolk. Please register for these on the respective event pages.

  • Can we bring packed lunches?

    Yes – we would encourage school groups to bring snacks and bottled water.

  • Can our coach stay for the whole duration?

    Yes – coaches must stay for the whole duration of the event. Once you have registered, we will send you a letter template to pass on to your coach provider with all the details.

  • What do we wear to the event?

    We ask that school groups wear school uniform to identify their group.

  • Can anyone watch the event?

    Yes! Parents, families, and invited guests can purchase audience tickets priced at £3 per ticket (free for under 5’s). There will be audience refreshments available to purchase from arrival. We are working with the venue on organising the ticketing system and will have more information very soon. Please do not book via Ticketsource.
    NB. Please note that there will be no cash payments available on the day. Book online ahead of the event. Please make sure not to park at Carrow Road as spaces are reserved for school coaches. Use Riverside car park or elsewhere.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at thebigsing@norfolkadvisory.com.