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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...

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...

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.