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 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 – 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!
We would like to thank Jarrold & Sons, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Dacre Property Holdings, and Robert Flint of Brown & Co for their support towards this event.
Check out the article in the EDP [15.03.18] here.
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 – please see FAQ regarding coaches below.
We have now reached capacity for The Big Sing and registration is closed.
If you signed up for the Waiting List and aren’t sure if you are confirmed yet, please get in touch.
Parents and families are invited to come and watch the event. There are a limited number of audience tickets available at £5 per ticket. Please note when booking, for your reference, participating schools will be seated in the South Stand and audience will have the option of sitting in either the Barclay Stand or Geoffrey Watling Stand.
To help your pupils prepare for the event, we have created an Event Guide:
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)
Build it High (with signing) – video
Happy (with movement)
My Fantasy Football Team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See above for the link to learning resources.
Is there any help provided with learning and teaching the songs?
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 6th Feb* We are very close to sharing a travel plan for all schools’ arrivals and departures. The Traffic Management company we’re working with needs some very specific details about how you’re getting to NCFC. We will assign all coaches/minibuses a specific location to offload and park to ensure the event is as safe and accessible as possible. For this we need all registered schools to complete this quick form: Transport Form
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.
Babies under 1 years old (babes in arms) can come into the ground without a ticket, but any children over this age will have to have a ticket for a seat so NCFC can keep track of the number of people within the stadium.
There will be audience refreshments available to purchase from arrival.
Please note when booking, for your reference, schools will be seated in the South Stand and audience will have the option of sitting in either the Barclay Stand or Geoffrey Watling Stand.
Click here to purchase tickets!
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.