YolanDa Brown launches mission to promote primary music with new single4:28, 13th November 2020
Saxophonist, broadcaster, and composer YolanDa Brown has released Something ‘bout That Noise, a single from her upcoming album based on her popular CBeebies television show, and announces her latest mission to promote music education in primary schools.
Released as an album on 29 January 2021, YolanDa’s Band Jam is a collection of musical numbers aimed at young children, featuring many favourite songs from the TV show.
In January, as part of her mission to increase music provision in primary schools, YolanDa and marketing agency SUPER will recruit over 500 schools who will receive physical learning resources and materials, as well as offer every child the opportunity to access online materials, videos, and music from the upcoming album.
YolanDa said, ‘I have been blown away by the response of the CBeebies show YolanDa’s Band Jam. Many children, parents, and teachers have told me that they love the show. They kept asking for an album… so I listened, and I cannot wait to bring the gift of music to children during this challenging year for everyone.’
She added, ‘I hope the new album will encourage children to discover the joys of music through dancing, singing, and playing. YolanDa’s Band Jam will expand children’s knowledge about music and instruments, attune children’s understanding of different musical sounds and styles, and inspire them to discover the wonders of music making.’
YolanDa, who is the chair of Youth Music, presents the award-winning series YolanDa’s Band Jam on CBeebies, in which she is joined by musical guests to introduce young children to different genres of music in a fun, interactive way. She is also BBC Teach ambassador and a patron of the London Music Fund, alongside many other roles and commitments.
Coinciding with the release of her album, an interview with YolanDa will feature in Music Teacher’s February issue, in which she talks about all things music education, including why it’s so important, accessibility, mental health, her upcoming projects, and her work in general. Subscribe here.
Sign your school up to be part of YolanDa’s mission here.
Listen to Something ‘bout That Noise here.