In 2021 Emily Barden worked with young people from across Norfolk to create a Norfolk anthem which was premiered at our Secondary Vocal Celebration earlier this year.

We would like to start the new academic year by asking as many Norfolk educational settings as possible to practice and record young people performing this anthem. We will then create a performance video of these submissions, which will be available for you to share with your friends and families. Norfolk Music Service’s Symphonic Wind Band will also be joining us as the accompanying band for this memorable project and will feature on the recording.

Please note:

  • You can choose to either submit an audio recording only of your educational setting singing the piece and the name of your educational setting will be displayed in the end credits
  • You can choose to submit still photographs of students in locations all around Norfolk, this may include village signs, places of interest that really highlight the wonderful county we live in or students in an educational setting
  • You can also submit a video of young people singing We Are Norfolk (Call this place Your Own)

Please note: we do not guarantee that all videos and photographs will be used in the finished film. All educational settings will be credited at the end of the video.


What is the deadline for submitting my audio/video file?

  • You will need to submit your completed audio/photos/video file by Thursday 20th October

Where will I find the resources?

  • Once registered for this project you will receive a link to access:
    • The sheet music
    • The lyrics
    • A backing track to be used when recording the piece
    • A track with vocals to be used to assist in learning the piece
    • Learning resource video’s created by Emily Barden to help teach the piece

How do I submit my audio/photographs/video recording?

Do I need to get media permission before submitting any photographs or video’s?

  • Yes, you will need to tick a box before uploading your photographs or videos to be included in this project. On ticking the box you agree that all media submitted can be used to create the video for this project and will be available on Norfolk Music Hub’s Vimeo site for public viewing until October 2024.

When will the video be released?

  • We hope to share the finished project with all contributors and local media by November 20th


Data protection

The data you provide on this form will be used by data processors contracted by Norfolk County Council and stored within internal servers in the UK. If the media includes images of a child or young person it will not be used two years after the date the image was taken. Data requests should be referred in the first instance to Alison Brain who can be contacted at

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