It’s World Music Day and a chance to celebrate the work of the Hull Music Service.
The service has 37 teachers who teach over 5000 children and young people in schools and colleges across the city, or at the Albemarle Music Centre.
During lockdown the service adapted to provide tuition online and invited everyone to take part in Sing for Hull virtually.
James Dickinson, Head of Hull Music Service said: “It was important that children, and adults, could still feel a part of the music community and continue enjoying music, singing or playing instruments.
“Music contributes to a wide range of social outcomes including creativity, resilience, communication skills and leadership, as well as helping with health and wellbeing which is so important throughout the pandemic.”
KS2 children from across the city’s schools will come together for a virtual live performance on Wednesday 7 July to create a huge virtual band! The Summer Sing and Play Festival replaces the usual annual event at Hull City Hall.
Councillor Shane McMurray, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services said: “Having recently visited the Albemarle for a tour of the service’s work, I am keen to raise awareness that the service is available for all children in the city, whatever background or area of the city children live in.
“The Service has forged good links with schools, community organisations and specialist providers to ensure access to music opportunities meets the needs of the children and young people right across the city. As a musician, I’m always keen to have more musicians in Hull!”