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Remembering the day we got surprised by Simon Cowell and received not only a surprise audition on BGT, but a standing ovation too!
To celebrate the wonderful people and community of Music Federation – and to unite the 2 school sites of Windmill and Low Road primary’s – we helped them create this epic anthem and film.
Our gold partnership schools are incredible and they have truly embraced our work for many years – we’ve enjoyed some epic adventures along the way…
Executive headteacher, Andy Gamble said;
“With Class Dynamix we have experienced huge TV adverts, arena and stadium performances, as well as the global stage of Britain’s Got Talent in front of millions of people around the world. More importantly, Class Dynamix have helped nurture wonderful character, self-esteem and growth mindsets in our kids. We love our anthem – they have perfectly captured our essence as an organisation”
We had the immense pleasure recently to interview one of our “Hall of Fame” superstars Naima, who has grown to become an incredible young woman.
We feel so proud to have been a part of her journey and to see her flourishing in life.
Naima, you rock!
We wrote this song way back at the beginning of our journey in 2014. We knew instantly that this song had a special power to it. We also knew that we would release it when the time was right. Well the time is now. Featuring a wonderful member of our group this year called Sophie, this song is all about rising up when haters hate and life gets tough. It celebrates courage, resilience and shining your unique light into the world with power and abandon. We all have a unique magic inside us that the world needs and will leave it a better place. Enjoy
This project was as much fun as it looks! We had the BEST time with these awesome kids at this very special school in Bradford. We really wanted to help them create a song that captured that unique energy and spirit – built around their motto of “Believe and Succeed” and running the race of life with courage and endurance. With a “School of Rock” feel – we totally love the finished piece. Enjoy!
We are so excited to share this incredible piece of work that the children at Windmill C of E created with us. Their own school anthem called The Windmill Way truly captures their special spirit, their kind heart as a community and their total awesomeness as a school. We are very proud of you all and well done on an amazing project. Thank you for having us!
Our internet-safety song is becoming a Youtube hit! As we approach 50,000 views worldwide we are so happy to receive all the e-mails, comments and positive words about our song. We’ve no idea how many people have been impacted by this track alone – but it thrills us to know that it is having positive vibrations in so many schools and countries across the globe.
If you’d like to perform or use this song in your school, you can apply for a songpack and licence by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In purchasing the pack you are really helping us make more songs and sowing into our mission of inspiring and empowering as many kids as possible!
You can also download the single here https://classdynamix.bandcamp.com/track/safe-online-2019
We received an awesome e-mail recently from a school that enjoyed our “I Go” songpack that we released back in September. We really were touched by these words and to know our music is having an impact far and wide. Thank you so much Miss Haines and all the kids at St Marys and St Peters CofE Primary School.
Hi Danny, I got in touch with you a little while ago after coming across ‘I Go’ quite by accident on Facebook. It was so nice to come across an upbeat song with such a great message that didn’t have that typical ‘school’ feel to it. At the end of last year I taught it to my Junior Choir – a great bunch of 55 Y3 & 4 children who have absolutely loved learning it. Just before Christmas I invited all their parents into our singing assembly where they performed the song in front of 400 other KS2 children. We made a video of the performance for you by way of saying thank you for inspiring us. The children could not have enjoyed learning the song more! Every rehearsal has left us all beaming and so many members of staff walking past the hall have stopped in their tracks to listen to the choir singing your song. Here’s the Dropbox link – I hope you’re able to view it ok. As a music teacher, song-writer and performer myself, I must say that teaching this song has been one of the most uplifting things I’ve done in my 11 years of teaching. ‘I Go’ is so well-written and that backing track that just grooves!!! So thank you for all you have done and are doing to make music in schools such a joy. You have had the children of St Mary’s & St Peter’s singing with their hearts as well as their voices. With very best wishes, Kelly Haines (Music Co-Ordinator) St Mary’s & St Peter’s CE Primary School Somerset Road Teddington TW11 8RX”
So here we are. Last Friday night – April 1st 2016 – saw 120 children from across 6 Leeds Primary Schools make a defiant stance against domestic violence by performing this song together in front of 17,000 fans at Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR at Headingley stadium.
The 6 schools taking part were: Windmill and Low Road Music Federation, Sharp Lane, Middleton, Middleton St Mary’s and Shakespeare Primary. Their performance was not only electric and passionate – but they went about their whole business inside the stadium with great maturity and professionalism. We are so proud of all these young people who showed the courage to deliver this important message. Everybody needs and deserves a home which is safe and nourishing. Let’s work together to make that happen. Let’s “turn on the lights”.
We recently delivered a wonderful project in South Milford funded by South Milford Parish Council and Western Area Community Engagement Forum, Selby District Council. The project centered around our new song – Turn on the Lights, which Year 5 and 6 from the village primary school adapted to create a unique South Milford version. The children premiered their version of the song at the village Xmas lights switch on and some even got to spend some time with us in a professional recording studio to make the track. We would personally like to thank Phil Underdown for his inspirational energy, passion and vision in seeing this project come to fruition. Thank you Phil!
This was one powerful and amazing project. Harehills Primary contacted us in December 2014 to deliver a project for their “Safe as Houses” week 2015. The project deals with safety at home and the school wanted a song that empowered their young people to make positive stances.
The song we wrote for them is all about the power that one person brings when they choose to stand with courage. It’s also about leaving the right legacies that they will be remembered for. The kids came up with their own “value’s” for the holler section in the middle – and should be very proud of their project. Our heartfelt thanks to all the the school and the staff for inviting us to be a part of their “Safe as Houses” 2015.
Power of One – Class Dynamix feat’ Harehills Primary School from Danny Gough on Vimeo.