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Thomas’s Fund

This is the great charity that we will be supporting on October 13th. Please click on the link to see the short trailer that has been filmed for BBC Children in Need.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gymlx

For more details of the concert, see our ‘what’s on’ page.

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Earls Barton Musical Youth! Two days of musical fun at half term!

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This October half term Earls Barton Music will be running their first music workshops for children and young people! Led by experienced musicians who regularly perform or direct the ‘senior division’ of Earls Barton Music, this two-day course will allow participants to improve their existing skills or even learn some new ones. Between us we hope to be able to cater for established musicians and absolute beginners.

As our activities support ‘Arts Award’, participation in these workshops could help your child gain their award.

When and Where?

The workshops will take place at the Methodist Chapel in Earls Barton and run from 9:30am – 3:45pm on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of October. There will also be a concert at 6:30pm on the Friday evening so we can show off what we have learnt; this will also include a few numbers from our adult choir.

How Much?

The cost for each day will be £9 per participant – an overall cost of £18 for both days. This fee covers the cost of booking the rooms we need – all our staff are volunteers. We will provide drinks and biscuits but everyone will need to bring their own lunch.

What have we got planned?

Over the two days we will learn some music altogether but we would also like every participant to be part of a specialist group too. They can choose from:

Singing for Everyone!

Members of this group will learn to perform a number of songs in harmony and should leave on Friday evening feeling really confident about singing in a group. Everyone will learn how to listen really carefully to how sounds fit together and we really hope that some of them will go away able to add your own harmonies when them sing along to the radio! More experienced singers might also like the opportunity to sing on their own or in a small group.

Percussion!

This group will use a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments to create amazing soundscapes and learn some familiar tunes. This will really suit your child if they love the range of sounds that can be created using percussion instruments or if they’re one of those people that just cant help tapping out a rhythm wherever they are!

Bandestra!

This could be an orchestra – it could be a wind or brass band, it will depend on what instruments the students bring along! Whatever your child plays, there will be a part for your child at their level. Whether an experienced player or a relative beginner, they will learn a lot about playing in an ensemble whilst learning some great arrangements of recent hits!

Guitars/Basses/Keyboards!

Members of this group will learn a lot from our experienced leaders. From tuning their instrument accurately, listening to others, playing melodies or learning new chords. We hope that these players will not only play as an ensemble themselves, but also accompany some of our singers! Keyboard and piano players won’t be left out – confident players may be able to lead an ensemble whilst others might be happier working within the group.

Who is this all aimed at?

Well, we think that this would be most suitable for children and young people that are in school years 5 to 8. However, if you think these workshops might suit your child and they fall outside the age range, please still apply and we will put you on our waiting list.

How can I sign up?

Click on this link and fill in the online form. Registration Form – October ’17

Our bank details for payment are – sort code: 40-46-03 and account number 21828665. Please reference your payment in this format SurnameYouth17 for example, RaddYouth17.

We are really looking forward to being part of this musical venture and we hope that you will too!

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Fancy being on the TV?

We have been invited to be part of a recording of Songs of Praise on Sunday, August 6th.

Everyone is welcome to be part of the recording (family and friends too).

It will be taking place at All Saints Church in Northampton between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

We have also been invited to be part of a choir in the opening concert of this year’s Malcolm Arnold Festival.

This will be on Sunday, October 14th at the Derngate and the choir needs to be ready at 9am!

If you would like to be involved in either of these events, just fill in the form below.

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Our popular vocal training workshops are set to return in 2018!

The dates are confirmed as January 12th and 13th 2018 – the perfect way to start the new year.

Watch this space for more details including costs.

This course will be open to EBM members and the wider community.

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The River of Jazz

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Our latest venture ‘The River of Jazz’, which took place on June 18th 2017, proved to be a great success! The concert, which took a journey from spirituals to Michael Buble, showcased the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and other jazz greats as well as funk tracks and more modern compositions.

Lots of the band and choral music was arranged by members of the society and a number of our musicians sang and played more than one instrument!

For the first time in a few years, EBM travelled to The Castle, Wellingborough, taking advantage of the venue’s versatility; this show was presented in ‘flat floor format’ meaning that our audience could enjoy the evening in a relaxed, cabaret-style atmosphere.

The choir really rose to the occasion as did our bands (yes, bands), string quartet, spoon player and vocal soloists!

During the interval lots of us enjoyed food from ‘Frank’s’ which set us up nicely for the second half!

We were guided through the whole evening by our expert comperes, Jonathan Reynolds and Rita Gee. We are also indebted to the sound and lighting team, led by Dave Lawrence, who made us look and sound amazing!

This show started as a germ of an idea and turned into something epic! Thank you, Jon Rees, for your patience and expertise in guiding us to our destination (Wellingborough!).