Event Details


What do 9,000 pupils singing together sound like?
Find out on 3 May 2018 for The Big Sing at the Norfolk Showground!

*PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE – SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE UPDATED EVENT DETAILS*

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 the Norfolk Showground 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 free twilight CPD events for teachers (see below). 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. We will also have VIP guest performers, read more below!

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!

We would like to thank Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Jarrold & Sons, Dacre Property Holdings, Norwich City Football Club, and Robert Flint of Brown & Co for their support towards this event.

 

 

 

Check out the article in the EDP [15.03.18] here.


Event details

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

Schools will be responsible for their own transport.

Registration

We have now reached capacity for The Big Sing and registration is closed.

Tickets

Parents and families are invited to come and watch the event. Audience tickets have now sold out!

For any parents/families who have already purchased tickets for Norwich City Football Ground, your ticket is transferrable for the Norfolk Showground. Please ensure to bring your tickets with you on the day, otherwise entry will not be permitted. There will be ample car parking at the Showground on the day.

Transport for parents/families

We will be providing transport for parents who may struggle to get to the Showground. This transport will depart Norwich City Football Club at 9.00am and will depart the Showground after the event has finished and the traffic management team agree safe departure. You will need to show your ticket to a member of staff before boarding. These seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This form is now closed.

Event Guides

To help your pupils prepare for the event, we have created an Event Guide:


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 £5 per ticket. See information above.

  • How do we sign up?

    We have now reached capacity for The Big Sing and registration is closed. We are thrilled to have over 100 schools from across the county involved. Registration was so popular that we reached our limit of 9,000 in just six days, and held a waiting list of over 2,000!

  • 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 Norwich, North NorfolkSouth Norfolk, BrecklandWest Norfolk, and East Norfolk. Please register for these on the respective event pages.

  • Who is performing?

    We are so excited to have ACM Gospel Choir led by Mark De-Lisser who will guide you through the songs, accompanied by a live band made up of students from Access Creative College.

    We are also delighted to announce our first VIP guest performer: Kirsten Joy, vocalist for Clean Bandit!
    We have confirmed another very special performer who we are so excited about! It’s being kept under wraps though and the final performer will be announced on the day!

  • 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.
    *Update 16th April* Thank you to everyone who shared their transport details with us. We will be sending out the new travel plan to all schools as soon as possible. Any schools who had planned to walk or train to the event or who will be adversely affected financially due to the change in location should contact our Big Sing project team so that we can ensure that we put things in place to enable you to participate: thebigsing@norfolkadvisory.com

  • 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 £5 per ticket.

    Audience tickets have now sold out!

    Babies under 1 years old (babes in arms) can come to the showground without a ticket, but any children over this age will have to have a ticket for a seat so we can keep track of the number of people within the grounds.
    There will be audience refreshments available to purchase from arrival.

    NB. Please note that there will be no cash payments available on the day. Book online ahead of the event. Parking will be signposted at the Norfolk Showground. If you require a disabled parking space, please contact us.

    For any parents/families who have already purchased tickets for Norwich City Football Ground, your ticket is transferrable for the Norfolk Showground. Please ensure to bring your tickets with you on the day, otherwise entry will not be permitted. There will be ample car parking at the Showground on the day.

  • Is there help available for parents/families to get to the new venue?

    Yes!We will be providing transport for parents who may struggle to get to the Showground. This transport will depart Norwich City Football Club at 9.00am and will depart the Showground after the event has finished and the traffic management team agree safe departure. You will need to show your ticket to a member of staff before boarding. These seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This form is now closed.

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