CAMBRIDGESHIRE MUSIC LAUNCHES NEW SUMMER PROJECT - JUST SING

In partnership with Norfolk Music Hub, Cambridgeshire Music is delighted to introduce Just Sing – a free and inclusive project that is designed to get everyone’s toes tapping this summer across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and beyond.

Tell us about the song

Just Sing is an original song – written by Cambridgeshire Music’s Head of Singing and Curriculum, Alex Bowen. It’s a fun and upbeat number all about the joy of singing and it’s suitable for primary and secondary children alike, including children with special educational needs.

It would be great if as many people as possible got involved, regardless of age or musical ability – whether at school or at home. Singing is a perfect way to boost young people’s well-being and resilience. In fact, singing has been shown to boost our immune system and reduce stress levels.

“Singing can offer respite in a really accessible way and can be a much-needed outlet in difficult and stressful times,” said Alex. “It helps us to connect with other people, even when we’re apart, and it releases endorphins that can make you feel happy – something that is more important than ever for everyone’s well-being during challenging times like these.”

How do I get involved?

The music for Just Sing and the backing track has been shared with schools in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and it’s also suitable for families to get involved with over the summer holidays. There will be additional resources released every week throughout July and August to get people inspired. Extra resources will include activities based around everything from kitchen percussion workshops to specific instruments such as piano and guitar. They will also include suggestions for fun activities and video tutorials from our brilliant team.

To join the project, whether you're a school or a family, you will need to register via the Account tab of Cambridgeshire Music’s website here. If you don’t already have an account with Cambridgeshire Music, you can set one up via the same link. See more details below.

Whether you sing the song, make a video or create some artwork, we’d love it if you let us know how you brought the song to life! Your response doesn’t have to be musical – so get creative in any medium you enjoy!

Please do let us know what you’ve been up to at cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or share your creations on social media with the hashtag #JustSing2020 and tag us in @CambridgeshireMusic on Facebook or @CambsMusic on Twitter.

How to create a Cambridgeshire Music account: Instructions for schools

• Go to top right corner of this web page and click on ‘My Account’.

• A new window will open and click on the tab ‘Organisation Office Log-in’.

• Click on the green button that says ‘New Organisation Account Registration’.

• Complete the registration process by selecting your school and completing the other details.

Don’t forget to give us permission contact you, so that we can keep you updated with exciting projects like Just Sing.

• Once you have registered, please log into your account and go to Service Bookings and place a booking for the Just Sing project. See below: How to register for ‘Just Sing’ for more details.

How to create a Cambridgeshire Music account: Instructions for parents/carers

• Go to top right corner of this web page and click on ‘My Account’.

• Click on the green button that says ‘New user account registration’

• Complete the registration form.

Don’t forget to give us permission to contact you, so that we can keep you updated with exciting projects like Just Sing. See below: How to register for ‘Just Sing’ for more details.

How to register for ‘Just Sing’: Instructions for schools

• Go to your Cambridgeshire Music account.

• Go to ‘Service Bookings’.

• Scroll down and click on ‘Place a Booking’.

• Select ‘Just Sing’ form the dropdown menu options.

• Please enter 12 sessions – this will make sure your booking carries on throughout the summer.

• Enter the start date with the date you are signing up.

• This is a FREE project, so there is no need to enter a price.

• Press Submit Request.

Once you have gone through this process, Cambridgeshire Music will send you an email with all the resources you need to join in with our amazing Just Sing experience.

If you need any help setting this up please contact our business team on 01480 373500 or via email on cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

How to register for ‘Just Sing’: Instructions for parents/carers

• Log in to your Cambridgeshire Music account.

• Go to the top right corner and click/hover on My Account.

• Scroll down and click on ‘Account Details’. Make sure you have registered your child and then you will be able to see ‘Book a Service’ next to their name.

• Select ‘Just Sing’ form the dropdown menu options.

• Please enter 12 sessions – this will make sure your booking carries on throughout the summer.

• Enter the start date with the date you are signing up.

• This is a FREE project, so there is no need to enter a price.

• Press Submit Request.

Once you have gone through this process, Cambridgeshire Music will send you an email with all the resources you need to join in with our amazing Just Sing experience.

If you need any help setting this up please contact our business team on 01480 373500 or via email on cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

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