Welcome to the virtual home of music in Barking and Dagenham
Theory Introductory Course
The new online LBBD CMS Introductory Music Theory Course has been written and devised especially for LBBD CMS pupils already playing instruments and will help you gain a better understanding of music theory and help you with your instrumental lessons. More information here.
The CMS Lockdown Orchestra
Music education and music-making in the borough has not stopped over the lockdown period. Here are some examples the pupils, and staff have recorded together.
The Thames Reach Youth Orchestra
The TRY orchestra brings together pupils from Barking & Dagenham Community Music Service and Thurrock Music Services.
Watching the video of LBBD’s CMS virtual orchestra was simply inspirational for so many reasons. The talent of the performers was uplifting and the effort that the CMS staff have clearly put into ensuring a musical and cultural education continues for their young musicians is admirable. My compliments to all involved!!!!
The Thames Reach Youth Orchestra brings people together and unites them in a common purpose. It challenges whilst remaining enjoyable. It innovates in adversity. It serves as an important stepping stone in a young person’s creative musical journey. It is music-making at it’s best.
Small groups and Solos
Denis Onyenandu, a London Music Fund Scholar, has recorded Silent Night as part of the Scholars Seasonal Song Competition.
This year’s Autumn recital evening took place virtually.
London Music Fund Scholars
Enjoy this performance of two of our London Music Fund Scholars.
CMS Staff Orchestra
The instrumental tutors recorded this version of All By Myself and I’m Still Standing!
The Frederick C Jones Young Musician Competition 2020
Founded in 1996, the Frederick C Jones Young Musician Competition is open to pupils within the borough Grade 5 and above.
Threes, Fives and Sevens
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana