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This newsletter shows all the Portsmouth Music events going on in the Autumn term.

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  • Portsmouth Music Service Transforming Lives through Music

    Autumn Term 2012 Newsletter and UpdateWelcome back after what I hope has been a very good break with a little sunshine thrown in for good measure!

    We are delighted to welcome a number of staff who are joining the Music Service team this year, including, Christopher Mahy (Senior Leader), Suzie Shrubb (Oboe), Daniela Coleman-Carr (Voice and curriculum), Ed Walsh (Ready 4 Music, voice and curriculum), Lizzi McAndrew (Curriculum and Ready 4 Music), Helen Price (Piano and Ready 4 Music) We trust you will welcome them into your schools and support them in familiarising themselves with your individual systems, staff and students. Further to requests from schools we will e-mail you a staff ID sheet for you to display alongside your staff photos to enable staff, pupils and parents to identify the music teachers.

    Please remember to book early for events this term to guarantee your place. Do check the website for updates (www.portsmouthmusichub.org) and have a look at the on-line Gallery to check out some of the events from last term. We send out updates via Portsmouth Music Hub Twitter and Facebook sites, and we hope you will follow up to keep up to date. There are also regular news flashes and updates on the home page of the website.

    The Hub continues to thrive, gaining further national recognition in educational publications. There are many Hub events over the coming weeks, so again, do check the website. The third Hub newsletter will be published in September on the website and a link will be sent to your schools. Please do make this information available to parents via your websites if at all possible. A number of schools have now put a link to the Music Hub website on their school websites so that parents can access information direct, saving administrative time for schools. If you would like the details again, please contact the Music Service Office.

    I look forward to seeing many of you in the forthcoming weeks please do contact us if you need any support or you have ideas, suggestions and feedback for us. Remember to book your places for concerts, events, CPD and of course, the Marines concert on the 18th October!

    Best wishes,

    Sue BeckettHead of Portsmouth Music ServicePortsmouth Music Hub: Leader Partner

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    Contact UsPortsmouth Music Office, Paulsgrove Learning and Leisure Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 4JB Click here for a map to the office.

    Telephone: 023 9237 5655" " " Fax: 023 9237 0263portsmouthmusichub@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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    WelcomeContentCalendar of EventsEvents in detailReady 4 MusicForthcoming PublicationsArtsmarkArts Award and OfSTED updateEnsemblesPortsmouth Sings!

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  • CALENDAR OF PMS AND HUB EVENTS IN THE AUTUMN

    Date Event Time Venue

    SEPTEMBER 2012SEPTEMBER 2012SEPTEMBER 2012SEPTEMBER 2012

    13th September Christmas Repertoire Session

    15.30 - 17.00 Music Office

    18th September Special Christmas Celebration Planning Meeting

    16.00 - 17.30 Cliffdale Primary School

    Week of 24th September

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    29th September Portsmouth Music Hub Saturday ensemble rehearsals startPortsmouth Music Hub Saturday ensemble rehearsals startPortsmouth Music Hub Saturday ensemble rehearsals start

    OCTOBER 2012OCTOBER 2012OCTOBER 2012OCTOBER 2012

    2nd October Music Village Focus: New Vocal Repertoire

    16.00 - 17.00 Music Office

    18th October Royal Marines Concerts

    10.30 - 11.30 - Yr 5/6/713.30 - 14.30 - Yr 2/3/4

    Kings Theatre

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    6th November Sing Up training 09.00 - 12.00 Northern Parade Infant School

    13th November Performance Evening

    18.30 - 19.30 Langstone Junior School

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    Date Event Time Venue

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    3rd December

    Schools Christmas Carols 18.00 - 19.30 Guildhall Square

    5th December

    Special Christmas Celebration Rehearsal

    10.00 - 11.30 Portsmouth Cathedral(St Thomas)

    6th December

    Special Christmas Celebration

    10.30 - 12.00 Portsmouth Cathedral(St Thomas)

    10th December

    Christmas Vocal Spectacular (Junior and Secondary)

    18.00 St Marys Church, Fratton

    11th December

    Christmas Vocal Spectacular (Infant)

    18.00 St Marys Church, Fratton

    13th December

    Hub Ensembles Christmas Concert

    19.00 The Church of the Resurrection, Drayton

    14th December

    Hub Ensembles Christmas Concert

    19.00 The Church of the Resurrection, Drayton

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    CHRISTMAS REPERTOIRE SESSION - PRIMARY SCHOOLS

    On Thursday 13th September between 15.30 - 17.00 there will be an opportunity to come and look through a wide range of Christmas repertoire to help you decide on your Christmas show.

    There will CD players available so you can try out the songs and a pianist on hand to play through songs if there are no CDs.

    There are plenty of KS 1 and KS 2 musicals for you to come and look at.

    Venue: Portsmouth Music Office, Paulsgrove Learning and Leisure Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 4JB. Park near the library and follow the drive by the car wash to the front door.

    All are welcome. There is no charge for this event.

    No need to book, just come along.

    Thursday 13th September 2012! ! 15.30 - 17.00! ! Music Office

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

    The Special Christmas Celebration will take place on Thursday 6th December 2012, with the rehearsal on Wednesday 5th December 2012.

    There are still a few spaces available if your school is interested in taking part.

    There is a planning meeting on Tuesday 18th September 2012 at Cliffdale Primary School, 16.00pm - 17.30pm. Each school must send a representative to this meeting to ensure each school is allocated roles and responsibilities for the Celebration.

    Planning meeting: Tuesday 18th September 2012 16.00 - 17.00 Cliffdale Primary School

    Special Christmas rehearsal:Wednesday 5th December 2012 10.00 - 11.30 Portsmouth Cathedral

    Special Christmas Celebration:Thursday 6th December 2012 10.30 - 12.00 Portsmouth Cathedral

    Please contact the Music Office to book a place.

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    MUSIC VILLAGE

    Focus: New Vocal Repertoire

    All delegates will receive a free copy of the new publication Choral Reef with CD and backing tracks. 15 songs for primary aged children about creatures under the sea.

    Tuesday 2nd October 2012 16.00 - 17.00 Music Office

    If you would like to attend this training session, please contact the Music office to book a place.

    ROYAL MARINES CONCERT - 18TH OCTOBER 2012

    Following the huge success of the last schools concert by the Royal Marines School of Music we are delighted that the Band have very kindly agreed to come and perform for children across the city.

    There will be two exciting and interactive concerts at the Kings Theatre. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to enjoy watching and listening to a top class band.

    There is a 1 charge per child to cover some of the staffing and venue costs associated with this concert.

    Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 10.30 - 11.30Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 13.30 - 14.30

    This is an opportunity for pupils to listen to a wide range of instruments to help encourage and inspire them to learn or continue to learn an instrument as well as taking part in sections of the workshop.

    A separate letter and reply form will be e-mailed to schools, please reply as soon as possible as spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

    Thursday 18th October 2012 Kings Theatre

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    SING UP TRAINING: DEVELOPING A GROUP/CHOIR

    Sing Up is providing a training session for schools who have paid the annual subscription to Sing Up. The session will be led by Patrick Nicholls on Tuesday 6th November, 09.00 - 12.00 at Northern Parade Infant School.

    The 3 hour training session will be made up of a combination of singing activity, discussion, demonstration and sharing practice, plus information about the wider Sing Up programme.

    The materials used will be from the Sing Up Digital Songbook, Sing Up Magazine and other Sing Up resources. As these are Sing Up Training Events, we want to ensure that Sing Up Members either already have access or can access any songs explored within a training session.

    The training event will be advertised by Sing Up through their website and regularcommunications