Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub believe that performing is an important part of a child's music development and we provide many different opportunities for children and young people to perform individually and in groups throughout the year.
All our tuition in schools includes an element of performance, to other children and to larger audiences within the school which may also include parents and friends.
We also support schools with our annual Big Sing in March, Mini Sing in May and our concerts in December. All schools are invited to participate, to rehearse a number of songs which all schools will perform together and schools are given the opportunity to perform their own material as well. These take place at King Georges Hall or Blackburn Cathedral and all parents, family and friends are welcome to join us.
We have a programme of half-termly performance opportunities running throughout the year at our base at Witton CLC on Buncer Lane. Currently running on a Tuesday at 6pm, these are generally open access in terms of performance and our audiences. Some of the evening have a focus, for example orchestral or rock band, but these are an opportunity for children and young people to share their achievements and build their confidence. Feel free to contact us directly or let us know if you would like to organise something through your school.
Every term, the Music Hub organise a Community Concert which usually takes place at the Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street, Blackburn (the old Citizens Advice building). We have found that this is a great opportunity for young people to come along and play whether or not they have lessons with us. Our partners and local instrumental teachers support this event which is run as a ‘blackboard’ concert and it is great for young musicians as a first experience of performing in public with a very supportive audience.
We are increasing supporting some of our ensembles to perform in Blackburn town centre. The Music Hub’s Heartbeat drumming group and the Steel Band will be performing in Spring 2016 and there are plans for a day of ‘Street Performances’ in the summer.
Do get in touch if you would like to join any of these community ensembles which are open to everyone.
Held at various venues.
All ability levels welcome.