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Over 1,500 local pupils perform at events in Doncaster to celebrate BBC Music Day

1,100 pupils gather for ‘Sing Out’, a massed singing event in a concert at The Dome.

Primary pupils perform well known hits and original compositions alongside the talented Doncaster Concert Band and the Doncaster Music Service rock band. Sing Out has been fantastically popular in recent years. Watch this film to get a flavour of what ‘Sing Out’ is all about.

On Friday 9 June, Over 300 Doncaster pupils gathered in Nigel Gresley Square for a massed Samba performance. The band entertained the crowds with a vibrant samba performance, where children banged drums, shook tambourines and showed off musical skills learnt in school over the past few months.

CAST SAMBA from darts at The Point on Vimeo.

Young people also performed with Doncaster’s premier Youth Orchestra, the Beechfield Youth Orchestra and the award-winning Rainbow Connection Singers in a thrilling night of music making at CAST.

Doncaster Music Education Hub has been working with teachers and pupils in schools across the borough to get ready for all the events happening in Doncaster.

The Hub is a collection of local partners lead jointly by Doncaster Music Service and darts (Doncaster Community Arts). Our ambition is to provide every child in Doncaster the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, and to perform as an ensemble regardless of race or gender.


BBC Music Day (15 June) aims to celebrate the power of music with events planned all over the country and across many BBC channels and stations.  On Friday 9 June Texas play with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a free concert from Glasgow’s Barrowlands, which will be broadcast live on Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland.

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will be broadcasting their BBC Radio 6 Music show live from Liverpool on BBC Music Day, celebrating the city’s musical legacy from the Beatles’ era to the present day.

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