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String Day March 2019

We had a fabulous string day on Wednesday 6th March - well over 60 young string players spent the day working with our visiting professional Quartet the Leo Quartet together with our highly skilled music service staff rehearsing and performing a wide variety of...

WINTER CONCERTS 2019

Thanks to all our wonderful musicians for three evenings of fantastic music. Thanks also to parents, friends, staff and the Friends of the Music Shool. Our winter concerts were a great celebration of the musical talent we have in the city and...

Pop Goes The Woodwind!

On 29th January we welcomed a fantastic 76 Woodwind players from Wolverhampton Primary and secondary schools, taught by Music Service staff to our Pop Goes Woodwind event. The players ranged from Grade 1 -4 and spent the day rehearsing and performing various...

Operatic Bursary for Students

Tettenhall Operatic is a small and friendly company that has been performing concerts and shows in Wolverhampton for over thirty years. We seek to involve singers and musicians of all ages and over the past few years have welcomed many new members. We have a...

Rockschool Easter

We are pleased to offer students the opportunity to participate in the very popular and exciting Rockschool Easter course. Funded by the Music Service and run by RML at Newhampton Road Art's Centre, this years' course runs from 15th - 19th April. The course is...

Arts Award Investment Programme – Open Now!

Open Now! (7th January - 4th) Arts connect are offering support to schools interested in starting or progressing Arts Award. Arts award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents and is creative, valuable and accessible.  Arts award can be...

Far from the Home I Love

A special piano concert by Margaret Fingerhut The internationally acclaimed Pianist tells stories of refugee composers in music and words in a special charity concert. 6.00pm Sunday February 10th 2019 at The Royal School, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EG Adults £10 /...

Purchasing an Instrument

Students who an instrument with Wolverhampton Music Service benefit from the use of an instrument FREE OF CHARGE. Many people, however, choose to purchase their own instrument once they have reached a particular level, usually after learning for a year or two. The...

New Music Service Practice Diary launched

To get the most out of learning an instrument, it needs to be practised! For 2019 we are issuing a new comprehensive practice diary to all students receiving lessons from Music Service staff. The diary is an essential tool to set weekly tasks and targets, to record...

Musical Groups

The Music service run 13 free ensembles to ensure there are extensive opportunities for all String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Guitar players. We also have the very popular Azaad Dhol Group. These cater for all standards from those just starting their musical...

Music Mark Secondary Symposium

Venue: Hallam Hall, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Owen Building, Howard Street Sheffield S1 1WB Date: Monday 25 February 2019 Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm Price: £25 + VAT per delegate (The music service will pay the delegate fee for the first school which...

Primary and Special School Singing Opportunities

Spring and Summer Terms 2019 🎤 Singing in The Rain Back by popular demand we will be recommencing our monthly vocal CPD for primary and special school teachers, in preparation for Singing in the Rain. This massed singing event will take place on Tuesday 11th...

Free Workshops

Free Workshops 2019 We receive part funding from the DfES via Arts Council England to provide an exciting selection of free workshops and concerts to KS1 and 2 offering a wide range of activities and topics. Early Years KS1 Exploring Pulse and Jack and the Beanstalk...

Free Theory Lessons for Instrumental Students

Learning the theory of music is a valuable tool to have as a musician. Understanding the mechanics of how music is created can help to better understand how you perform it. If you have a budding composer, learning theory is essential. To progress to the higher grades...

Census 2018

Thanks to everyone who completed our annual Secondary census 2018 we had a fantastic response with all LEA secondary schools completing the document.  The results were exceptionally informative and have highlighted how Music provision is changing in our Secondary...

Do YOU know about British Youth Music Theatre?

BYMT Auditions are open to absolutely anyone regardless of experience. They are searching for young people to take part in their spectacular 2019 summer season of productions and find the next generation of music theatre talent! The charity’s 2019 summer season will...

Pupils shine at city’s spectacular diversity celebration

More than 450 pupils took to the stage to shine in front of over a thousand family and friends at this year's spectacular Wolverhampton Schools Diversity Celebration. Image: Councillor Lynne Moran joins some of the performers ahead of this year’s Schools Diversity...

Our Music & Our Learning

"Our Music" is a two-year project taking place in Wolverhampton schools and is funded through the charity Youth Music. It is an inclusive music project through which we set out to develop the confidence and self-esteem of the young musicians, embed an...

Music Mark

Recent reports published by the University of Sussex and the Musicians' Union have shone a spotlight on the provision of music education in our schools. The ISM and The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark, have today responded to this troubling research,...

Ciaran takes over the baton at Wolverhampton Music Service

Ciaran O’Donnell has picked up the baton as Head of Wolverhampton Music Service, which provides quality education to thousands of children and young people in and out of school. Image: Ciaran O’Donnell has taken over the baton at Wolverhampton Music Service from Chris...

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