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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 Instrumental videos launched April 6th!

WMS Instrumental videos launched April 6th!

As part of our support for schools and instrumental pupils we are really pleased to announce that your music service staff are producing tutorial videos which are now available on our youtube channel.  We have over 30 videos in our first release to watch including...

NYJO Survey for Secondary Music & Instrumental staff – exploring jazz

Pauline Black (senior lecturer and ensembles coordinator at the University of Aberdeen) and Claire,NYJO  L+P manager, will be hosting a forum session at the APME conference in Edinburgh, focussing on a couple of the emerging themes in jazz music education. As part of...

The Big Month of Music March 2020 Wolverhampton Music Service Events

The Big Month of Music March 2020 Wolverhampton Music Service Events

Here's a list of the exciting events Wolverhampton Music Service are running as part of the West Midlands Big Month of Music March 2020 Monday 2nd March  Wolves Centre Sounds at the Wolverhampton Music Service Centre Stage, Graiseley - 7pm    Centre Sounds is a great...

Try Day – Come and Play

Saturday 28th March Come and Play in our "Try Day" at our premises: Wolverhampton Music Service Graiseley Hill Wolverhampton  WV2 4NE Our Try Day is a chance for everyone to come along and try out playing a variety of  instruments or singing. We have activities...

Fusion 5s – for year 5 musicians Tuesdays

Fusion Fives is an ensemble created for year 5 musicians. Bring an instrument with you every Tuesday evening from 5-6 pm  during term time and learn to play in a large group with other year 5s from across the city.

Music Theatre Course w/b 6th April

Music Theatre Course w/b 6th April

  Join our highly acclaimed Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre Company for two weeks of rehearsals culminating in a show. For details contact Ben at info@bedazzle.org.uk   

BBC Ten Pieces Free Teacher CPD days in Birmingham & London

BBC Ten Pieces Free Teacher CPD days in Birmingham & London

FREE TEACHER CPD DAYS IN LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM "This was the best CPD I have attended in 30 years of teaching... Thank you, it was a wonderful day and I am totally inspired!" -Teacher attendee of our Creative Catalyst session 2019 Ten Pieces Creative Catalyst CPD...

The National Plan for Music – Have Your Say!

As part of the process of creating the latest National Plan for Music the government has invited comments to be submitted via the link below so please take this opportuity to have your say. Your comments will be used to help inform the Department for Education as it...

Next Primary Network Meeting 18th March – Singing- Postponed

Next Primary Network Meeting 18th March – Singing- Postponed

Sorry - we have postponed this meeting for a few weeks - we'll let everyone know the new date when we have one -  Apologies for any inconvenience caused. In the meantime - keep singing 🙂  Singing starters – “Easy ways to get to grips with singing in your school” ...

Awards for Young Musicians £100,000 available

Awards for Young Musicians £100,000 available

The biggest obstacle for many talented young musicians is a simple lack of money. They have the talent, they have the drive, but developing their musical potential can be an expensive endeavour. Our Awards programme offers up to £100,000 in means-tested grants each...

Spotlight On Schools – Warstones Primary

Spotlight On Schools – Warstones Primary

Welcome to our new spotlight on schools newsletter feature. Each newsletter we will focus on a school in the city to show their commitment to music education and engagement with the Wolverhampton Music Service and Music Education Hub. In this first feature we invited...

Secondary OFSTED Deep Dive CPD  26th Feb

Secondary OFSTED Deep Dive CPD 26th Feb

For all secondary Music staff we have rearranged the OFSTED Deep Dive meeting to Wednesday 26th Feb at the music school 4.30-5.30 The presentation will include actual questions used in the new inspections, advice from Inspectors, presentation of a series of ready made...

London Philharmonic Orchestra Composition CPD

London Philharmonic Orchestra Composition CPD

On 22nd January we were really pleased to host a fantastic CPD session based around the LPO Soundworks education resources/project. Talia Lash and Rachel Leach led represenetatives form 10 schools around the West Mids/Shropshire/Black Country in a wonderful practical...

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra concerts 2020

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra concerts 2020

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra are an amateur organisation with around 60 regular members performing a wide range of orchestral repertoire. We have been partners of the Music Hub since it began and are committed to working with young orchestral players, We have a...

Alive & Picking NAC

Alive & Picking NAC

Opportunities for young bands to perform in an authentic gig at Newhampton Arts Centre. They sell their own tickets and take a share of the takings. Any bands in schools are welcome to put themselves forward.

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.