Get Singing for BBC Music Day!
Get Singing encouraged school children around the UK to sing together for wellbeing in playgrounds, assemblies and lessons on BBC Music Day on Thursday 26th September. Get Singing is a fun, simple way of celebrating musical creativity and promoting wellbeing.
1500 schools took part this year, with 319,573 children participating!
You can watch our no preparation, simple vocal warm up video with pop sensation Nina Nesbitt below.
BBC Music Day is working with leading music and education experts BBC Education's Bring The Noise, BBC Ten Pieces, Young Voices, Sing Up, Ex Cathedra, Chiltern Music Therapy and Music Action International to bring you brand new video resources for teachers - see the resources below! The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Warm Up Your Vocals with Nina Nesbitt
Want more? Take a look at these singing resources from the Get Singing partners!
BBC Education's Bring The Noise
BBC Education’s Bring The Noise is an ambitious new campaign to support primary schools, teachers and families to help young children take their first steps in music-making. Launching in September, Bring The Noise is aimed at the BBC’s youngest audiences, aged 4 to 7 years, to encourage their love of music and to help time-pressed teachers introduce music-learning into their classrooms. Find out more about the campaign here. For Get Singing, they have published resources with the nations favourite choirmaster, Gareth Malone. Click here to see these resources.
BBC Ten Pieces
BBC Ten Pieces aims to inspire 7-14 year olds to get creative with classical music. Their new resources will surround Hans Zimmer's Earth and will include an A Capella children's choir version of the piece, as well as warm up activities (including access including inclusive and accessible options for students with additional needs [SEND/ASN/SLD] ), recorded vocal lines and a piano accompaniment to rehearse with - for both primary and secondary level.
Young Voices are the organisers of the world’s largest children’s choirs and believe passionately in inspiring the next generation to find their love for music, having staged hundreds of concerts across the globe since 1996, with choirs of up to 8,000 singers. In the UK, over 150,000 children take part annually in performances held at arenas across the country.
Sing Up places singing at the heart of education by providing a complete singing package through a digital music platform. The resources are designed to act as a complete foundation for musical learning across a school, enabling educators to cultivate strong communities and healthy, happy and confident students. For BBC Music Day, Sing Up have published a set of resources to help celebrate the benefits of singing on children’s health and wellbeing, including a downloadable Healthy Schools pack, an activity plan for increasing self-esteem and more. Find out more here.
Ex Cathedra is a leading UK choir and Early Music ensemble, which includes an award-winning education, participation and community programme. Singing Playgrounds trains children to lead others in singing-play in their school playgrounds. The project has been implemented in schools across the UK and internationally.
Chiltern Music Therapy
Chiltern Music Therapy is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to delivering award winning, evidence-based Music Therapy services that are accessible to all. Their joined-up pathway of services is designed so people can access their services at any stage and with any level of need. They believe all children regardless of ability or disability should feel able to take part and have created resources specifically aimed at SEN schools and parents of children with additional needs.
Music Action International
Music Action International uses the power of creativity to overcome the effects of war, torture and armed conflict. It aims to reduce trauma and create empathy between refugees and people from all backgrounds through their national schools programme, Harmonise. Their resources teach songs in different languages with fantastic international musicians. Resources include backing tracks, chords, lyrics and video tutorials. Suitable for Key Stage 2, EAL and Refugee Week activities with your class. Find out more here.