Derbyshire School Games 2017 - Singing Competition
Derbyshire School Games Singing Comp 2017 - how to enter
What is it and how do you enter? Find out by watching this video, where Derbyshire School Games competitors tell you how...
So you think you can sing?
The Derbyshire School Games Singing Competition is back for 2017!
Just like last year, we are on the hunt to find a student choir that can produce a musical performance to inspire young people to give their best.
The winning entry will be a piece of music or song that will become the official Derbyshire School Games Anthem.
It will be showcased at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Derbyshire School Games Event at Trent College, Long Eaton in front of an audience of more than 1,000 people on Tuesday July 11 (reserve date Thursday July 13).
Inspired by the School Games' values
The piece should be uplifting and motivating, inspired by the School Games values - passion, belief, respect, honesty and teamwork. The song can either be an original piece or a cover.
The music should be between three and four minutes long and the maximum size of the group performing should be 30, although please do contact us if your choir is larger to see if we can accommodate you all. The competition is open to Year 5 to Year 13 students.
"We really enjoyed listening to last year's entries – the standard was so high – and we're expecting the competition to be just as strong this year," said Craig Homer, Sport Manager Officer for Derbyshire Sport, who help to organise the Games.
"The winning entry's performance really sets up the rest of the School Games Event day, acting as real motivation for the young people taking part."
The Gamesley Primary School Choir perform Extraordinary at the 2016 Derbyshire School Games Event Opening Ceremony.
Follow in the footsteps of last year's winners
Last year's competition was won by Gamesley Primary School, with their entry Extraordinary.
Their original song, which was composed with help from students, was chosen as the winner because judges felt it 'reflected the spirit of the games perfectly'.
Their reward was to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Derbyshire School Games Event at Mount St Mary's College.
Highly commended for their efforts were Wilsthorpe Community School, who sang Chase The Sun and Dronfield Junior School, who performed Whatever I Do.
Judged by an independent panel
All submitted pieces of music will be judged by an independent panel, and entries must be received by Friday May 26.
The winning school will be announced by Friday June 2. A rehearsal date to perform the song will be available for the afternoon of Monday July 10 ahead of the live performance the following day.
The winning song helps to inspire those taking part.
Please return your version of the music on MP3 or CD by Friday 26 May 2016, to:
Craig Homer, Sport Development Manager, Derbyshire Sport, 2 Godkin House, Park Road, Ripley, DE5 3EF, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the competition, please call Will Evans of Huub Events on 07748 827210 or email: email@example.com