Best That You Can Be − a song for Derbyshire

Participation details and downloadable materials for Best That You Can Be − a newly-commissioned song especially for Derbyshire pupils
Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Best That You Can Be is our newly-commissioned song especially for Derbyshire pupils. A demo and backing tracks are now available for download for schools to start preparing performances and to consider whether you'd like to be featured in the film we're making to accompany the song.

In Spring 2016 we invited schools to offer ideas and words for the lyrics of this song. Thanks to all those schools who contributed to this process − there were some inspired ideas which we are proud to reveal have now been worked into the final version of the song.

Downloadable materials

The materials below are free to download and use.

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

Be part of the film…

Before November we'll be creating a download of the song accompanied by a film featuring as many pupil performances as possible − we'd like the credits to last longer than the song!

Schools are invited to suggest interesting local settings where we could send a film crew out to video your version of the song − not the locations already featured in the song, but other places in our county that are worthy of representing where we live and work.

If you'd like to take part, please complete the e-form below. All schools involved will receive a Best That You Can Be certificate, signed by the composer, to celebrate pupils' contribution to the song.

We will collate all responses and aim to coordinate filming a number of schools in each locality for each day's filming. Filming will take place between mid-July and mid-October 2017. Our aim is for the final film to be available for download before the end of November 2017.

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Contact details

Please select your school from this list of all Derby City and Derbyshire schools

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If you experience any problems with this form please contact and quote form ID: ILF/627/09