The power and passion of these young people takes my breath away.
To describe how magical this performance was – live on July 5th – is simply impossible.
This song is called Unbreakable and it’s about that deep part inside us that allows us to thrive no matter what life throws at us.
Let’s rewind to 6 months earlier where these 70 children from 5 different schools met for the first time.
We wanted to create a choir that brought together talented singers from across Leeds to form a single, unified collection of voices.
From those nervous first steps and first hellos they became the most awesome team and we saw seismic shifts in confidence and self-belief along the way.
Young people connecting with themselves – both as individuals and each other, elevating their souls and voices in the way that only music knows how in the process was truly epic.
The lead soloist here is a very special individual indeed.
We watched her gradually find her power, and the self-confidence to unleash her voice with freedom.
It was one of those experiences where the whole Class Dynamix journey was captured in a single moment.
This quiet, softly spoken individual coming alive, and through her fears and self-doubts, she rose up – inspiring the whole choir to do the same.
What a story – and hers is one of many that I’ve had the privilege to be a part of, and create these songs and opportunities where young people can soar.
Horton Grange – a beautiful, historic and colourful school in Bradford approached us not long ago to help them create their own unique song and film to celebrate their awesomeness!
How could we say no?!
In our first lyric writing session with their children – we explained how from a blank piece of paper, our creativity was going to grow something awesome. A child replied, “Like a seed into a flower?” – and from that very line we were away!!
Enjoy! We are also super excited to announce that Horton Grange have since joined our Gold Partnership programme for 2023/24 – so we will be seeing a lot more of them come September! We can’t wait 🙂
We have fulfilled a dream of bringing multiple schools together for our first ever live “Empowered YOU” event!
7 schools from across Leeds and Bradford gathered together to sing as one and what an amazing time we had!
It was truly epic and transformational for everyone involved.
Our Excel choir led the way from the stage, and our wonderful team, including Rap Game winner Graft, and Rugby League legend Stevie Ward brought their own inspirational magic to the stage.
We are sooo proud of all the children who came and gave their hearts and voices to the event.
A huge thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund for making our dream become a reality by giving us the funding to make it happen!
It was unforgettable.
Edgerton is a beautiful city in Midwest America that we had the incredible privilege of composing a school anthem for.
This song is about the power of connection, about re-igniting and rediscovering our spark that may have been dimmed and living our best lives in our community.
What an amazing honour to serve these wonderful people.
Here is one of two school anthems we created for a beautiful school in rural Wisconsin.
This is a community that is built upon the generations that went went before it. Children stand on the shoulders of what was laid by their ancestors and become part of a rich legacy that is simply magical.
We will forever be grateful for this wonderful opportunity to become a part of their community.
Yahara – forever we are.
We’ve just returned from our American adventure over in Wisconsin – in a beautiful pocket of the mid-west collaborating with Edgerton Community Elementary and Yahara Valley Elementary schools. We will be processing the powerful impacts of this unique project for a long time to come – but Tristan McGough’s article is a beautifully eloquent summation of the world premiere performances of their songs that were unleashed last Saturday at the EPAC!
Well this is all rather exciting.
We’ve spent the past 2 months composing 2 exciting school song anthems for 2 AMAZING organisations in in the Edgerton School District, WI – America.
We revealed their new, bespoke compositions to the district school board and all the children last week via a virtual “unveiling” showcase!
But wait there’s more…we have been invited as special guests to the world premiere live performance in April – where we will fly out to enjoy the schools performances of the songs!
We are so excited to come and enjoy the magic of their live performance!
Remembering the day we got surprised by Simon Cowell and received not only a surprise audition on BGT, but a standing ovation too!
Introducing Empowered YOU – a new series of bitesized video’s to help empower young people and inspire classrooms. Episodes will include song activities, motivation, wisdom and content that will empower kids to build their character and grow their mindset
Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Our new weekly series – Empowered YOU starts on Wednesday September 22nd!
Weekly bitesize videos to empower kids and inspire classrooms in primary schools far and wide.
Get ready for song activities, weekly wisdom and motivation, games and special guest interviews.