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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.

National Youth Orchestra Inspire Days

National Youth Orchestra Inspire Days

National Youth Orchestra Inspire Birmingham, 15 March 2020 Newcastle, 22 March 2020 We are excited to let you know that applications for our next two NYO Inspire Days are now open. Our NYO Inspire Days will take place on Sunday 15 March in Birmingham and Sunday 22...

WMS Red Week 10th-14th feb

A reminder for all schools. This year we have introduced a new addition to our scheduled events and teaching timetable. Normal instrumental lessons including Whole Class tuition in schools and ensemble rehearsals will not take place that week. (The information and...

Rock and Pop Band Night – Wednesdays at WMS

Rock and Pop Band Night – Wednesdays at WMS

Last term, Wolverhampton Music Service launched its newest group; the Rock and Pop group. This gives young people who play Rock and Pop music a chance to hone their skills by playing together in a group. They learn how to play their instrument, be it guitar, vocals,...

West Midlands Music Big Play 2020

West Midlands Music Big Play 2020

The Big Month of Music is a large scale celebration of the musical achievements of children enabled through partnerships between schools and Music Services. March 2020 will provide a snapshot into the daily work of Music Services, by highlighting gigs and concerts,...

West Midlands Music Conference

West Midlands Music Conference

West Midlands Music is a collective of 14 Music Services committed to working together to ensure high quality, progressive and sustained music education for all children. On Monday 6th January staff from these services joined forces for a conference held at Edgbaston...

Wolverhampton Youth Choir Launched at WMS

Wolverhampton Youth Choir Launched at WMS

We are really pleased to announce the launch of the new Wolverhampton Youth Choir here at the Music Service on Tuesday evenings at 5.30 -7.00pm in the  Infant Hall.  It is open to anyone years 6 to 13. Rehearsals will be taken by Aimee Fisher (recently in "Wicked" and...

Art Gallery Concerts Spring Series Commence

Art Gallery Concerts Spring Series Commence

We are pleased to remind everyone that our Friday lunchtime Art Gallery concerts recommenced on 24th January with some excellent woodwind performances. (see programme below)Our next concert is scheduled for 28th February "Wolverhampton Art Gallery is pleased to be a...

Make Music Day 2020 – West Midlands network event in Stourbridge

Make Music Day 2020 – West Midlands network event in Stourbridge

Make Music Day 2020 – West Midlands network event About this Event Join us to hear about the international celebration that is Make Music Day (always on 21 June) on Monday 3 February in Stourbridge! There will be representatives from Make Music Day UK and Making Music...

National Youth Jazz Collective 2020 Summer School

National Youth Jazz Collective 2020 Summer School

Opportunities for young Jazz Musicians We’re delighted to announce that applications for NYJC’s 2020 Summer School Audition Tour are now open, they’ll be taking place across the country from 21st March -17th April. Our Summer School will return to the East Midlands in...

Bedazzle organise a Mental Health First Aid Course at the Music School

Bedazzle organise a Mental Health First Aid Course at the Music School

We are pleased to have hosted this course at the Music School. There's lots more info on Bedazzle and this course at https://www.bedazzle.org.uk/ You can also e-mail Ben Cole directly at 3encole@gmail.com for more specific information about Bedazzle and its work in...

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...

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.