"Welcome to The Mix - Luton's music education hub"

Schools and music organisations working together to provide the best possible music-making opportunities for young people in Luton.

Luton Music Service

LEAD ORGANSATION FOR The Mix –
LUTON’S MUSIC EDUCATION HUB

We want to inspire and support all children and young people to experience exciting, rewarding, varied and high quality progressive musical experiences, individually and with others. To achieve this, we create, deliver and promote opportunities for young people to make and learn music, improve and develop the quality of music education, and champion music education.

 

The Benefits of Music:

How Music Helps Your Child’s Brain Grow

We Ignore the Arts at our Peril

The Benefits of the Ukulele on Kids’ Attitudes

Expose Youngsters to Classical Music

Musical Instruments in Schools – DfE written answer

The Power of Music – Professor Susan Hallam 2015 MEC Summary [PDF]

The Power of Music – Prof Susan Hallam [PDF, 2MB]

20 Important Benefits of Music in our Schools [PDF]

 

 

Side by Side project film

side-by-side-video

Orchestras Live, City of London Sinfonia and Luton Music Service collaborated in a project called Side by Side, which culminated in a performance at UKCCA on 15 July 2016. Young musicians from Luton Music Service’s Saturday Morning Music School and Icknield Primary School’s Hearing-Impaired Provision performed alongside professional musicians. Click on the image above and read the Side by Side Evaluation Report to find out more.

 

 

 

Learn a musical instrument

Events

Putting the Band Back Together

 

“Fantastic – funny, big-hearted, moving and truthful” Guardian

Is there a guitar propped up in your bedroom? A drum kit gathering dust in your garage? A trumpet boxed up in the attic? Well, blow off the dust. We’re putting the band back together!

Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Maria Crocker and Alex Elliott reveal epic emotions within our relationships with music.

Every performance features a House Band of ex-players. Fancy joining? Email band@unfoldingtheatre.co.uk. Find out more, and watch ‘Learn the Music’ videos here.

Luton Dates/Times/Venue:
Performance: Friday 3rd Feb 2017, 8pm
Workshop: Friday 3rd Feb, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Hat Factory, Luton, LU1 2EY

All you need to do is call 01582 878100 – Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm to book.

Putting the Band Back Together flyer

 

Luton Youth Concert Band – New players sought!

Luton Youth Concert Band is looking for new players of Grade 4 standard.

The band particularly needs woodwind, French horn, tenor horn and tuned percussion musicians.

If you are interested, contact Luton Music Service on  01582 538224 or email lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk.

 

Stage 1 – The Young Musical Theatre Company has vacancies for boys and girls

Call Terry and Valerie Mills on 01582 507820 for further details.

Stage 1 theatre children flyer

 

Events

10Dec2016

Saturday Morning Music School concert

From 11:00 until 12:30

At Icknield High School

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10Dec2016

Luton Youth Cantores & Peculi8 concert

Choral concert

From 19:00 until 21:00

At St Augustine's Church

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16Dec2016

Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra concert

with Music School Senior Woodwind & Funk Band

From 19:00 until 21:00

At Icknield High School

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23Mar2017

Luton Youth Cantores concert

with Luton Youth Boys' Choir

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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24Mar2017

The Jazz Ticket

Concert with Tomorrow's Warriors

From TBC

At Luton Sixth Form College

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25Mar2017

Saturday Morning Music School concert

From 11:00 until 12:30

At Icknield High School

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28Mar2017

Luton Youth Concert Band concert

With Music School Junior Band & Ashcroft Band

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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29Mar2017

Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra concert

with Music School Senior Strings & Rock Band

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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30Mar2017

Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra concert

with Music School Junior Strings, Senior Brass & Jazz Band

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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06Jul2017

Luton Youth Cantores concert

with Music School 2nd Orchestra & Junior Brass

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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08Jul2017

Saturday Morning Music School concert

From 11:00 until 12:30

At Icknield High School

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11Jul2017

Luton Youth Concert Band concert

with Music School Guitars, Jazz Band & Luton Youth Boys' Choir

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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12Jul2017

Luton Youth Orchestra concert

with Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra, Music School Training Orchestra & Senior Brass

From 19:00 until 21:00

At TBC

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