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Music Treehouse: An exciting new music project for Students with SEN/D

When? Saturdays at 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Where? Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, E8
What? Students will work with specially trained musicians and a music therapist to have fun creating music using a range of instruments and resources.
How much? This branch of Music Treehouse is FREE

Music Treehouse is a two year project that will run on Saturdays for 10 sessions during the school term.
In the Autumn, the pilot project took place on: 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2016

To find out more or sign up your child just CLICK HERE.

TIME: Testing Impact and Measuring Effect

Thanks to a generous grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, TIME enables us to work closely with Queen Eleanor’s Primary Academy in Northampton to both help develop their use of creativity and the arts across the curriculum and measure the impact of our methodology in embedding the arts, using skills development and performance projects.

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HMDT News

National Commemoration Days

Our first National Commemoration Days were launched in 4 schools to 1000 children. Students participated in art workshops, learning First World War songs, meeting an Indian Soldier costumed interpreter and exploring artefacts. The days culminated in moving commemoration services bringing together all the activities from the day including laying poppy wreaths and placing newly made […]

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Trench Brothers at Mayor’s Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square

On the 28 October 2018 The I Can Sing! Music Theatre Programme Seniors and Richard Sumitro performed excerpts from Trench Brothers to a crowd of thousands (including the Mayor himself), at the Mayor’s Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square. Alongside the performance, The Royal British Legion showcased the Indian section of our Trench Brothers Exhibition at […]

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Trench Brothers Performances at Brighton Dome

On the 17 October 2018 HMDT Music’s Trench Brothers was performed to great acclaim, at Brighton Dome to audiences of around 1,500 people. The finale of four year’s work around the country, it brought together songs written with schools in London, Lancashire and the South East in a unique collaboration of musical genres alongside the […]

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Trench Brothers Lancashire

trenchbrothers_logo4_500x310pxFollowing the success of our First World War project, Trench Brothers, which focusses on the contributions and achievements of ethnic minority soldiers, we are delighted to be expanding the project to Lancashire.

Working in partnership with the Heritage Learning Team of Lancashire County Council, Trench Brothers will be delivered in local primary schools supported by a new interactive touring exhibition and family events, inspired by the children’s response to the subject matter.

Go to Trench Brothers site

Go to Trench Brothers Education Zone

We are extremely grateful to Heritage Lottery Fund for its generous continued support of Trench Brothers.

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HMDT News

National Commemoration Days

Our first National Commemoration Days were launched in 4 schools to 1000 children. Students participated in art workshops, learning First World War songs, meeting an Indian Soldier costumed interpreter and exploring artefacts. The days culminated in moving commemoration services bringing together all the activities from the day including laying poppy wreaths and placing newly made […]

Read More

Trench Brothers at Mayor’s Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square

On the 28 October 2018 The I Can Sing! Music Theatre Programme Seniors and Richard Sumitro performed excerpts from Trench Brothers to a crowd of thousands (including the Mayor himself), at the Mayor’s Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square. Alongside the performance, The Royal British Legion showcased the Indian section of our Trench Brothers Exhibition at […]

Read More

Trench Brothers Performances at Brighton Dome

On the 17 October 2018 HMDT Music’s Trench Brothers was performed to great acclaim, at Brighton Dome to audiences of around 1,500 people. The finale of four year’s work around the country, it brought together songs written with schools in London, Lancashire and the South East in a unique collaboration of musical genres alongside the […]

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We’ll Meet Again – Secondary School Students Commemorate the Second World War

We’ll Meet Again commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Second World War, with performances and Art Exhibitions by Year 7 students from eight Secondary schools in Norfolk and The Midlands.

On 17 March 2016, over 200 students came together from across the country to perform We’ll Meet Again a new work comprising world premieres of new song-cycle commissions by writer Stephen Plaice and Composer Matthew King and revivals of excerpts from three existing HMDT Music commissions by composers Jonathan Dove and Matthew King and writers Alasdair Middleton and Tertia Sefton-Green.

Each section, allocated to a different school, represented various aspects of the War and with it a range of emotional experiences embracing themes of fear, humour, loss, friendship, family, patriotism, defiance and above all, as was overwhelming displayed by children living through the experiences of the Holocaust, that of hope.

The large-scale performance was preceded by local showings in schools and community venues, supported by Art Exhibitions showcasing work from each of the 8 participating schools in every venue.

We’ll Meet Again was developed by HMDT Music for Creative Education Trust

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HMDT News

National Commemoration Days

Our first National Commemoration Days were launched in 4 schools to 1000 children. Students participated in art workshops, learning First World War songs, meeting an Indian Soldier costumed interpreter and exploring artefacts. The days culminated in moving commemoration services bringing together all the activities from the day including laying poppy wreaths and placing newly made […]

Read More

Trench Brothers at Mayor’s Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square

On the 28 October 2018 The I Can Sing! Music Theatre Programme Seniors and Richard Sumitro performed excerpts from Trench Brothers to a crowd of thousands (including the Mayor himself), at the Mayor’s Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square. Alongside the performance, The Royal British Legion showcased the Indian section of our Trench Brothers Exhibition at […]

Read More

Trench Brothers Performances at Brighton Dome

On the 17 October 2018 HMDT Music’s Trench Brothers was performed to great acclaim, at Brighton Dome to audiences of around 1,500 people. The finale of four year’s work around the country, it brought together songs written with schools in London, Lancashire and the South East in a unique collaboration of musical genres alongside the […]

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Celebrating 20 Years

HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education (2004 and 2008), is a leader in developing inspiring arts projects, which support other areas of learning. Working with world class artists and leading experts, HMDT increases access to high quality musical experiences by commissioning new performance works, developing resources, creating enduring partnerships, and sustaining an extensive outreach programme to schools and the community, particularly in areas of significant disadvantage and deprivation. Each new commission is underpinned by an education programme, which enriches participant experience, increases their skills, raises aspirations and has a transformative effect on other areas of learning and social interaction. We are delighted to be celebrating 20 Years! Please see the flyer below for more information, and visit our 20th Anniversary Campaign Page to book tickets to our Fundraising Dinner and Concert or to donate.

 

20th Anniversary Campaign and Fundraising Event

 

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Half Term Camp

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Sign up now for our exciting half term course!

Have fun developing your drama, movement and singing skills with leading professional artists. Compose new music, learn music theatre repertoire and devise a new music theatre piece you will perform at the end of the course.

Aged 8+ (year 3+), no experience needed, just a love of singing!

Autumn Half Term from the 29th to the 31st October.

Only £90 (£60 for current students of Gayhurst School)

Click to sign-up now

 

Or call 020 8882 8825 or email info@hmdt.org.uk

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Private music lessons from HMDT Music

HMDT now offers individual instrumental or vocal lessons either on Saturday afternoons in Hackney or in your home.

To find out more click here