One Education Music’s annual Singarounds took place this year on 29 and 30 March at Manchester University’s beautiful Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall.
Over the two days, more than 1,400 primary-aged children came through the doors to join together, sing songs and enjoy music from a range of genres including call and response, pop and gospel.
The aim of the Singarounds is to celebrate and improve the quality of singing in schools. We provide teachers with relevant and appropriate repertoire to rehearse and then perform at a prestigious venue in the city. All schools taking part were visited by a member of our vocal team and children and class teachers were given tips and techniques on how to develop singing in their classroom. Schools were also given a CD of all the songs to practise in class leading up to the event.
During the Singarounds children sang along to a live band as well as listening to performances from individual musicians. The focus throughout the events was to develop and improve singing in schools whilst having lots of fun! There was a huge amount of audience participation from the children and their teachers, with children acting as ‘song leaders’ on stage and playing as part of the band.
The Singarounds continue to be a huge success with many schools booking on year after year as soon as the event is announced.