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Projects and events

Our projects and events

We work with partners to create unique and diverse projects that inspire and develop young people's interest in music.

Take a look at our videos to find out more about some of our projects:

Big Up Brass, 2023

Big Up Brass was a project led by Waltham Forest Music Service in 2022-23 to support primary school pupils to continue to learn brass instruments. Watch this short film about Big Up Brass to share the fun and excitement of playing brass!




Sound Out, 2023

This project with London Sinfonietta brought together young people from Waltham Forest, Haringey and Enfield Music Services to explore how to compose and create music, hear musicians perform pieces by living composers and take part in Composition Challenges.

Hansel and Gretel' s Opera, 2022

Our Music School's junior choir ' The Little Choir of Joy'  performed songs from the Hansel and Gretel Opera. The opera is a fun adaptation of the much-loved fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, featuring music by German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, British songwriter Al Start and others. This project was in association with the Royal Opera House Create and Sing.








Together in Sound, 2021

Young people from schools across Waltham Forest took part in workshops with Chineke! musicians, led by composer James B. Wilson and music leader Rosie Bergonzi. Across a series of weeks they composed their own pieces, recorded them professionally, designed artwork and wrote programme notes, then premiered their music live at a sharing concert in November 2021. Together in Sound was a project in partnership with NMC Recordings, Chineke! Foundation, and Waltham Forest Music Hub.






Summer Sing, 2021
Bringing primary school children from across Waltham Forest together in a video singing showcase​


Battle of the Bands Remixed Online, 2021
Battle of the Bands is our annual competition for secondary school aged bands to showcase and compete for the winning title! Usually held in person, in 2021 the event was held online due to Covid.


Waltham Forest’s Celebration of Christmas Music, 2021

Primary school children celebrate the festive season with a singing celebration.

Stay Another Day, 2019
Waltham Forest Youth Choir and Tony Mortimer of East 17 covered classic track ’Stay Another Day’ in support of the Campaign Against Living Miserably. The single was professionally recorded and released, and the Choir performed on ITV's This Morning.



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