Rita Ora

Rita Ora To Headline New Music Festival In Middlesbrough

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 11/04/2018  Categories: Blog, Community Events, Concerts, News

Rita Ora is set to headline a brand new festival taking place in Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park this summer! The singer will take to the stage on Friday 24th August at the Endeavour Festival. The Endeavour Festival is being brought to Middlesbrough by South East Live (SEL) – a five year old events management company, which Read more »

Snappy Spring 2018 – Recap

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 06/04/2018  Categories: News, TVMS/School Partnership Events, Workshops

A new mass-singing event took place in March, resembling the large scale Snappy Christmas workshops that took place last year. With the success of the December events, TVMS wanted to extend the Snappy Music brand even further by offering a fresh and exciting workshop and concert to schools and pupils during the Spring term. This took the form of Snappy Spring, Read more »

10 Reasons To Play A Musical Instrument

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 05/04/2018  Categories: Blog, News

Learning to play a musical instrument has so many benefits – whether it’s building your confidence, enhancing your memory or widening your social circle. Playing an instrument makes you smarter. Several studies have shown a correlation between musical training and academic success. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, improving functions like memory and abstract Read more »

TVYC Tour to Disneyland Paris

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 03/04/2018  Categories: New Opportunities, News, TVMS/School Partnership Events

Given the hugely successful 2017 tours to London and Llangollen, Tees Valley Youth Choir will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a trip to Disneyland Paris. Paris is one of the world’s most well-known cities and is highly regarded for its romantic setting and abundance of attractions. With so much to offer, Paris is also Read more »

Snappy Christmas 2017 – Recap

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 24/01/2018  Categories: News, School Music, TVMS Concerts

The Snappy Christmas events took place over 5 dates this year and involved 69 schools from Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland. More than 3000 pupils participated in the massed singing concerts where a medley of Christmas songs were performed to hundreds of parents. This year, the Snappy Christmas concerts incorporated a theme into Read more »

Rock School Training Moved

By: Jeff Sawdon  Date: 23/01/2018  Categories: Uncategorised

The CPD session for HUB Partners looking at the new Rockschool Syllabus and App has been moved to Thursday March 8th from 4 – 5 pm at The Acklam Green Centre, Stainsby Road (just off the A19), TS5 4JS.  Applicants have been informed by email but just in case….

Bring Your Day Alive – First Thing Music Launch

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 05/12/2017  Categories: New Opportunities, News, School Music, TVMS/School Partnership Events

First Thing Music – Official Statement “It was in the January of 2015 that I first met Susan Robertson from Tess Valley Music Service. We were at a Musinc event in Stockton, and we had been listening to a presentation by Douglas Lonie, Research and Evaluation Manager at Youth Music. It was becoming obvious that Read more »

First Thing Music – Bring The Day Alive!

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 31/10/2017  Categories: New Opportunities, News, School Music

We can confirm that funding is now in place to begin the Kodaly based research project First Thing Music.  This exciting piece of work is a partnership between Lyndsay Ibbotson, Tees Valley Music Service, The Education Endowment Fund, Royal Society of Arts and the British Kodaly Association. First Thing Music will bring daily music sessions Read more »

Youth Orchestra Triumph At The Sage.

By: Jeff Sawdon  Date: 21/07/2017  Categories: Classical, Concerts, News, TVMS Concerts, Uncategorised

A hot Monday evening, 17th July 2017 saw the Tees Valley Youth Orchestra play to a packed hall One at the Sage Gateshead.  The first half, Romeo & Juliet Suite No2 by Prokofiev, provided a worthy curtain raiser to the main event, the Shostakovitch 10th Symphony.   This work, premiered just after Stalin’s death, has Read more »