Sing and String

One term of practical music lessons for a whole school year group including songs, games and hands-on string playing.

Autumn 2023: Highworth school

Spring 2024: Kings Wood school

Summer 2024: Ash Hill school

The Big Noise!

Save the date for next year’s Big Noise!

Local school children in years 5-9 are invited to RGS on Friday 25th October 2024. The Big Noise brings local school children together to make fabulous music and experience the joy of ensemble playing through the creation of a local schools’ orchestra. Children who have completed at least one full year of instrumental lessons and can read music notation can take part, advanced pupils are welcome.

BIG NOISE 2023 – 20th October 2023

126 children from 26 local Primary and Secondary schools came together at RGS to make friends, have fun and play together – experiencing the thrill of performing in a gigantic orchestra! In just three hours, they created a breath-taking concert, performing with confidence for their head teachers, parents and High Wycombe’s deputy mayor.
Big Noise strengthens the ties between primary and secondary schools, bringing instrumentalists, music teachers and parents together to experience a little of CMA’s magic. Advanced CMA students and adults guide the children, playing alongside them so that they can enjoy themselves and perform with confidence.

“Fabulous. I was blown away by the complexity of the pieces that the children learned. Definitely a goose-bumps moment when they played together in the orchestra at the finale!”

Proud parent of a Big Noise participant, 2023

Big Noise 2018 – 278 musicians in an enormous Bucks schools orchestra

Big Noise 2017 – 260 young musicians came together for play, passion and performance!