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Best concert ever

Learn about different types of music before designing posters for the best concert ever.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Device to play music
  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Big pieces of paper
  • Playlist of different music genres (made yourself or found on YouTube)

Before you begin

  • Put together a playlist of music that can be used as an example of the different types of music. These could include:
    • Classical
    • Rock music
    • Hip-hop/Rap
    • Pop
    • Jazz
    • Reggae
    • Country
    • Blues

Play the playlist

  1. Ask the group to name different types of music.
  2. Play a piece of music from the playlist.
  1. Ask if anyone can guess what type of music it is.
  2. Continue going through the playlist, discussing the different genres and features of the music.

Discuss genres

  1. Split everyone into small groups.
  2. Ask them to discuss with each other what their favourite type of music is.

Promote your dream concert

  1. Explain that a concert is an event where musicians and singers perform their music.
  2. Hand out the equipment needed for this activity.
  3. Ask participants to design a poster for the best concert ever.
  1. After they have made their posters, ask if anyone would like to share their dream concert with the group.

Reflection

Music can enhance or change our moods and feelings. It’s also a way of expressing ourselves. Have you ever listened to music to match your mood: happy and lively songs when you’re feeling happy, or slow and sad songs when you’ve felt upset or down?

Have you listened to music to change your mood or feelings? For example, if you’re feeling upset, listened to happy songs to cheer yourself up?

Safety

Music and films

Make sure music and films are age appropriate for the youngest person present.

All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.

Make it accessible

All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.