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Marching to the beat

of the Music Education drum!

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of the Yorkshire Youth & Music bulletin!

Do you hear wedding bells? No, folks... it's just me here at the YY&M office, frog-marching you into our monthly theme! From the saintly classics to Monty Python, and all the creatures and countries in between, we're joining the band-wagon in celebration of all things March (and marching). 

So without further pomp and circumstance (and before I get my marching orders), here is the latest this month...

Send your news to us, quick march and on the double, via facebook, twitter or!

All the best,


Trooping the colours on behalf of the team at Yorkshire Youth and Music

This month's resources

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Yorkshire Youth & Music News

Students raise over £500
for YY&M in memory of AJ

A massive £507.26 was raised by the incredible pupils at New College in Pontefract from a concert organised by them in memory of their friend and fellow pupil AJ.

All money raised for us here at YY&M goes to funding music projects for young children in Yorkshire who are in challenging circumstances and might not have had the opportunity to get involved in music before.

You can see our director Gail receiving this fantastic donation here
The Singing & Signing Space
Brand new for 2018 is our very own Singing & Signing Space. In honour of our continuing work with Deaf and Hearing Impaired (DHI) children, we are sharing our resources with you for FREE, one per month for the next 12 months.

The second video in our Great Singing, Great Signing resource video series is lead facilitator,
Paul Whitaker OBE, teaching you to sign a new song this month:
'I Once Saw An Elephant'

We have also published a case study on our Great Singing, Great Signing project in Doncaster, explaining the project in more detail and showing the positive effects of the project on the children involved.

Yorkshire Youth and Music training
YY&M's training takes place in direct connection with the needs of our projects

If you would like to access training in music education with children in challenging circumstances, we might be able to help.

Please take a look at our current projects for the types of work we're doing and the young people we're working with now. And feel free to contact us if you want to get involved!

Training in Yorkshire

Arts Award training

Discover & Explore
Wednesday 28th March in York (advisor)
Bronze & Silver
Tuesday 20th March in Leeds (advisor)
Thursday 19th April in Sheffield (advisor)
Tuesday 26th June in Leeds

NYMAZ: Early Years Music Network Conference
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 1st May 2018
Due to the bad weather late last month, this conference has been rescheduled. Click the link above for further details...
Music in the Round: Early Years Training Day
'Bringing Nursery Rhymes to Life'

Wednesday 28th March, 9am - 3.15pm in Sheffield
For anyone interested in making music with 0 - 5 year olds – nursery practitioners, teachers, childminders, parents and freelancers with lots of or little experience
Training further away...
Sound Connections: Creative Evaluation
Tuesday 27th March, 9.30am - 4.30pm in London
This one day course explores the relationship between impact measurement and social justice
Dalcroze UK Taster Day
THIS Sunday 18th March
9.15am - 4.30pm in Croydon

An opportunity to experience the three main branches of Dalcroze in a practical way and learn about its applications for classroom teachers, instrumental teachers, university and music college tutors and those working in dance, therapy and drama
Training, Events and News for Young People

Please pass on the following opportunities to any young people aspiring to play / work in the music / music education sector
Applications are still open for the National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO) - but the 8th April deadline is fast approaching!
It is Youth Music's Give a Gig week
From THIS Friday 16th - Sunday 25th March
Find out what's going on near you...

Building a portfolio career and the transition into freelancing, both from Creative Choices
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Jobs and Opportunities

A famous phrase from olden days about the month of March
('hack ham' apparently comes from hackende and means 'annoyingly')

March hack ham, comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb


A little bit more fun from the Black Dyke Mills Brass Band

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