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Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre Celebrates its’ 20 year anniversary

Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre Celebrates its’ 20 year anniversary

This year WYMT (Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre) celebrated their 20 year anniversary, having been established as an outreach programme for the Music Service in 1999. They are now governed by Bedazzle, a local youth development charity that specialises in wellbeing...

Trinity Talent 2020

From The UK&I team at Trinity College London We know that highlighting the artistic achievements of children and young people is important to you, and so we thought you'd be interested to hear that Trinity College London has teamed up with Voice magazine to call...

WMS Concerts & Events

WMS Concerts & Events

We have published our 2019/20 ensemble calendar detailing our larger concerts throughout the year. This is available as  a hard copy from the Music Service (all students attending our ensembles will have been issued one - if you need one they are available in the...

Friends of The Wolverhampton Music Service

The Friends of the Wolverhampton Music Service group held their AGM at the Music School on Wednesday 20th November at 6pm. The Friends (a registered open charity) have an increasingly important role to play in the development and growth of the Music Service and are...

Wolverhampton Music Service Makes Wolves Rock! They/You/We Did It!

Wolverhampton Music Service Makes Wolves Rock! They/You/We Did It!

They/You/We did it!!! Thanks to everyone for contributing to our Make Wolves Rock Campaign. Over £10,000 was raised, instruments bought, lighting installed and the classes started after half term with over 25 students taking part in the initial sessions.  Bravo...

2nd November 2 events hosted at WMS. OHMI & WSO

On November 2nd the Music School hosted 2 events. The first run by OHMI - a free day for young people with upper limb impairments to explore how they can be involved in Music. There are some particularly inspiring examples of incredible musicians with limb...

WMS & Black History Month

Our staff had great fun playing at the Civic Centre to celebrate black history month with a selection of music from spirituals through to blues and jazz. Two staff, Mrs. Barratt and Mr Kelly also prepared a practical workshop which they delivered to schools related to...

Diversity 2019

Diversity 2019

Once again the Music Service contributed to the City Diversity celebrations at Aldersley Sports Village. The event is a celebration of the City we live in and those who live in it. The compere for this years' event was our own Ciaran O'Donnell Head of the...

WMEH Secondary & Primary Network meetings

In November we had our first two network meetings of the year for staff working in Schools in the City. Attendance at both events was exceptional with over 40 primary and 10 secondary schools represented showing the commitment schools have in the City to delivering...

West Midlands Music & The Big Month of Music March 2020

West Midlands Music & The Big Month of Music March 2020

Wolverhampton Music Service are part of West Midlands Music, a collective of 14 regional music services with a shared commitment to ensuring high quality, progressive and ongoing music education for all children. In March 2020 West Midlands Music will be embarking on...

CHARANGA Free to all Primary and Special Schools in the City!

We are really pleased that 68 of our Primary and Special Schools now take advantage of our free Charanga offer. Charanga is a highly respected complete online Music Curriculum for Primary and Special Schools which can be delivered by both Specialist and non Specialist...

New Rock “n” Pop Rehearsal Nights at WMS

New Rock “n” Pop Rehearsal Nights at WMS

Our new Rock ‘n’ Pop Band Rehearsal night starts after half term. This is open to any of your pupils who currently play an instrument and would like to play in a band. Guitarists, keyboardists, vocalists, drummers all welcome. As with all of our ensembles, it is free...

National Youth Orchestra Inspire 2020

What is NYO Inspire? NYO Inspire is an inclusion and access programme targeted to Grade 6 - 8+ teenage musicians – free for those that attend. Our dynamic approach to inclusion is simple; strategic and joined up across the sector to reach those musicians that need the...

Rapper Vital and Music producer Detonator at WMS

Rapper Vital and Music producer Detonator at WMS

Part of our work supports the city wide strategy for engaging young people in a positive way. We are really pleased to announce a new exciting project where  young people are working with rapper VITAL and music producer Detonator to develop a track about living in...

WMS Monthly Art Gallery Concerts 2019/20 Friday Lunchtimes

WMS Monthly Art Gallery Concerts 2019/20 Friday Lunchtimes

We are very pleased to announce that we will be continuing our successful series of Art Gallery Friday Lunchtime concerts throughout the year. This year we will be featuring our WMS scholarship students in these monthly concerts starting on 25th October.  Young people...

Another Successful Summer Rockschool at RML

Our Summer Rockschool just keeps getting bigger and better. Over twenty young musicians took part in RML’s week long music program Newhampton Road Arts Centre from 12th - 16th August, Students developed their skills by  learning how to play in a band. Through playing...

Wolverhampton Music Service enjoys successful Spanish summer tour

Wolverhampton Music Service enjoys successful Spanish summer tour

Young musicians from Wolverhampton Music Service enjoyed a highly successful summer tour to Spain. Some 75 members of the Music Service’s Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Orchestra, all pupils at local secondary schools, spent a week participating in music festivals at...

Wolverhampton Music Service Drums/Percussion Day

Wolverhampton Music Service Drums/Percussion Day

We recently organised and hosted a drum/percusssion workshop for 80 of our students in the city where we were joined by Alan Wicket - otherwise nown as Sticky Wicket. His workshop took us through the history of the modern day drum kit and included presentations with...

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.