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Hope & Social - The Tour of infinite possibility

Hope & Social - Tour of Infinite Possibility

This band needs you! Come and sing, play or stomp your feet with Hope and Social as they head out on a tour gathering hundreds of new recruits. Listen to the official Festival Song 'The Big Wide' below, watch the music video and download the lyrics. The song is free to downlaod and share, and we will be adding downloadable scores on this page very soon for a range a range of instruments including brass bands, choirs and even a bicycle orchestra! Find out more about The Tour of Infinite Possibility and how you can be part of A Band Anyone can join. 

Hope & Social - The Big Wide Music Video

Hope & Social - The Big Wide Audio


The Big Wide is a song for all - a wonderful, free musical gift that you can play with, enjoy and be part of!

We’re glad to have you along for the ride - Welcome to the band.....

We’ll be adding to this page as we go along and new scores are developed, but here’s some great resources to get you started...

  • You can download the Lyrics here
  • Guitar, Ukulele and Piano Chord Parts are available here
  • Click here for the 5 part instrumental for brass, strings and wind instruments
  • The Big Wide instrumental score is here
  • Vocal & Choir arrangements can be found here
  • And click here for Arrangements for Ukelele!
  • There is also a no vocal version of the song available here for playing along to and use in other project
  • Brassed On York Ltd director and composer David Lancaster has also adapted The Big Wide for brass band compositions. The arrangement is available to download for free by any brass band wishing to perform it – the more, the merrier! Click here to download the Big Wide for individual instrument parts and full score for Brass Bands. 

Here's some further information about the resources linked above - we hope you enjoy being a part of the band in your own way - find out more about the project in full at

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