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English Folk Dance & Song Society

English Folk Dance & Song Society

The English Folk Dance & Song Society have a comprehensive website with lots of support, not just for the Music Industry and anyone associated with this genre of Music but for Schools as well with many fantastic resources suitable for students of all ages....

Lockdown Songwriting Club at Hub Partner Inclusic

Lockdown Songwriting Club at Hub Partner Inclusic

Inclusic Receives Albarn’s support! A local Wolverhampton music project Inclusic, has received recognition and support from one of the U.K.’s most influential and prominent musicians.Blur and Gorillaz front man Damon Albarn has praised their important work in the...

WMS YouTube Channel and Google Classrooms

WMS YouTube Channel and Google Classrooms

We continue to develop our YouTube and Google Classrooms! Our YouTube channel, has well over 200 instrumental tutorials recorded by our staff,  Collage performances by our Music Service Groups as part of the Winter Festival, Concerts by students , staff , alumni  etc....

Charanga and Yumu resources 2021

Charanga and Yumu resources 2021

Charanga. This has been a revelation this year! We now have no less than 75 schools registered to use Charanga in Wolverhampton (which The Music Service fund) with over 97% of Wolverhampton Primary and 3 Special schools now engaged and using this incredible resource....

Website & Communications with updates to parents and schools.

Website & Communications with updates to parents and schools.

Our website has undergone some changes recently and we are developing it  to play an increasingly important role providing information and resources for parents, students and schools,  including access to registering for lessons and ensembles. The aim is to ensure the...

Ensembles and the Winter festival

Ensembles and the Winter festival

Ensembles. As you will see we are coming to the end of the winter festival which has proven to be a fantastic opportunity for members of our ensembles to create videos which our own Mr Pardesi has worked tirelessly to collate and create ensemble performances for this...

Key stage 1 & 2 & Special Needs Lessons

Key stage 1 & 2 & Special Needs Lessons

Instead of concentrating solely on our Whole Class Instrumental Tuition at this time  (having whole class instrumental tuition) We are now providing every school in the city with links to  specially created Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 videos each week that can be...

WMS Full Online Tuition 2021

WMS Full Online Tuition 2021

Since the Government's decision to close schools to the majority of students at the beginning of 2021, our work has once more moved online. Where students are still in school we are exceptionally grateful to those schools who are facilitating the opportunity for them...

BBC 10 Pieces Special Report

BBC 10 Pieces Special Report

This link takes you to the latest BBC 10 pieces special report. A brilliant light hearted video suitable for primary schools.   We have been associated with and involved in BBC 10 pieces work since it's inception . We and our students and schools have had a guest...

New Keeping Active Resources

New Keeping Active Resources

This is a new resource  intended primarily for students who cannot access instrumental lessons. However, the materials, links and resources listed can be used by any instrumental or vocal student. Initially the resources here were intended for specific schools and...

WMS Winter Music Festival 2020

WMS Winter Music Festival 2020

  If you have registered for one of our Music Service groups here - you will have been sent details of how to become involved in our winter festival . We have google classrooms with music, welcome videos and instructions for each group. These were e-mailed to all...

Our latest advice and guidance from the Arts Council and DfE

Our latest advice and guidance from the Arts Council and DfE

Latest government guidance sent to us in correspondance from/on behalf of the Funded Organisations team from the Arts council wth DfE guidance. "Guidance has now been published here for education and childcare settings on the impact of the New National Restrictions...

Exciting news and opportunities from Bedazzle

Exciting news and opportunities from Bedazzle

Firstly, this week we have found out we have been awarded a substantial grant from The Fore Trust, to help us train more of our team up to deliver our programmes and we would love to be able to offer our support to more Wolverhampton schools particularly. We work with...

Trinity Laban A level Concert

Trinity Laban A level Concert

Trinity Laban A level Concert Recording available from Monday 30 November Presented by Patrick Bailey with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance & Music musicians. Including set works from the AQA and Pearson Edexcel Syllabuses: •Chopin, Ballade no. 2 in F major...

Song of the Week from Wolverhampton Music Service

Song of the Week from Wolverhampton Music Service

We are excited to offer you a new singing opportunity through our ‘Song Of The Week’ resources. Releasing weekly this term on our YouTube channel, these upbeat tunes are a great way to engage your class, use the voice safely and offer a positive musical experience for...

ENO

ENO

Al-Haytham’s Light – SPRING 2021 An ONLINE opera Meet Ibn al-Haytham, one of the most important scientists ever to live. In this online, curriculum led opera from English Touring Opera we will delve into the great scientific discoveries of the Islamic Golden Age,...

Inclusic (formerly Rockschool  Music Ltd) Online workshops

Inclusic (formerly Rockschool Music Ltd) Online workshops

Inclusic set to give Wolverhampton youth, lockdown boost. An exciting new music project has just been given the green light to go ahead in Wolverhampton, offering young people the chance to write songs and express themselves about their experiences of lockdown. Backed...

Trinity Laban Conservatoire Webinars

Trinity Laban Conservatoire Webinars

Thinking about next steps after completing your music studies? Starting out as a music leader and looking for guidance? Trinity Laban is hosting three webinars exploring rewarding careers in participatory arts and music education. Expect buckets of inspiration and...

“The music plays on at Wolverhampton Music Service”

So what have we been up to since the lockdown began? This is a press release published by  Black Country Arts giving a very brief overview of the way we have continued to support and develop the Music Education of students in the city. "Since the withdrawal of Music...

Count on Me Video Released! WMS & Wolverhampton Council Choir

Count on Me Video Released! WMS & Wolverhampton Council Choir

The City of Wolverhampton Council Choir and Wolverhampton Music Service have been working with local media production company Henry go park the car Productions to create this video as a thank you to everyone working so hard to keep our City moving. The song ‘Count on...

Singing In The Rain 2020 Online Edition – Yes it’s back!

Singing In The Rain 2020 Online Edition – Yes it’s back!

Yes - its definitely back - The rain didn't beat us last year and the Corona Virus won't beat us this year! Tuesday 19th May at 11.30am Our ‘Singing in the Rain’ event will be coming to you this year so that you can sing along with Paul Wilcox in the comfort of your...

WMS Home Concerts – On Record WMS Composition Invitation

WMS Home Concerts – On Record WMS Composition Invitation

Following the success of our WMS Home Concert for Y13 leavers, we have planned a unique event f On Record 2020 – Wednesday 17th June Our WMS Home concert series is being enjoyed by hundreds of listeners. We have so far hosted a concert for Y13 leavers, planned our...

BBC Ten Pieces at home

BBC Ten Pieces at home

Ten Pieces at Home Weekly activities for primary schools, home educators and parents to share with their students. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials...

ABRSM Free Piece of the day

ABRSM Free Piece of the day

ABRSM Free piece of the day For the next few months we’ll be publishing a free piece of music every Monday to Friday at 2pm (apart from bank holidays). We’ll be making a variety of pieces available from our books, new and old, with piano accompaniments where needed....

MUSIC SERVICE UPDATE

MUSIC SERVICE UPDATE

Music Service update Our Youtube channel is packed with over 160 Instrumental tutorials to support our students learning at home with more being added weekly. Click here to access the channel. Online Concerts commence on Wednesday 6th May at 6.00pm. The first concert...

National Youth Orchestra Ode to Joy a thon! Friday 17th April

Dear instrumental students, music educators, music professionals, parents, and anyone with a love of music, On your radio, on your doorstep, on social media: we're a socially distanced orchestra and we need you to join us to play LIVE and spread musical joy across the...

WMS Newsletters PDFs

Below is an archive of all the previous seasonal Newsletters, containing summaries of the news articles featuring here on the website during that allotted period.