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 a unique and ambitious project called Big Month of Music, celebrating the musical achievements of children across the entire region, and we’d like you to be part of it.

Information for schools.

There will be lots of ways to get involved and, as Big Month of Music will focus on the existing activity Wolverhampton Music Service delivers in schools, it will be easy to engage with the project without putting additional pressure on your staff.

To give you a flavour, during the month, we’ll be encouraging First Access pupils to showcase their progress by taking up our One Minute of Music challenge for the Big Play day; arranging a large-scale Big Sing event at Symphony Hall Birmingham; shining a light on rock, pop and other youth ensembles; highlighting gigs and concerts; and hosting open events for families where children can try out instruments and find out what their next musical steps might be.

As well as celebrating achievement, Big Month of Music is also about investing in children’s musical learning in the long-term: we’ll be aiming to increase their musical aspirations and open their eyes to their next musical adventure.

Being part of the Big Month of Music will give your school a chance to benefit from involvement in a large-scale, region-wide event. It will help raise your profile, evidence participation in wider cultural activities and demonstrate to your school community the breadth of opportunity in your arts offer.

What you can do

We’d love your help in spreading the word about Big Month of Music and we’ll be in touch in the New Year with more information about how you can get involved and with resources that you can share with your school communities.

Meanwhile, please support us by following us on social media and sharing our posts. Please follow West Midlands Music at:
Twitter: @WestMidlandsMu1
Facebook: @WestMidlandsMusiceducation
And use the hashtag #BMM2020

So, for now, please put ‘March’ in your diaries for a really great Big Month of Music and let’s celebrate the musical achievements and aspirations of our young people across the whole of the West Midlands.

Diary dates
Big Sing (16 March 2020, Symphony Hall, Birmingham) – children from all 14 regions will participate in a large-scale, professional-standard singing event at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Big Play (27 March 2020) – a celebration of First Access whole class tuition. You’ll be invited to upload One Minute of Music from the classroom to an online platform in advance which we’ll profile on the day. We’ll show you how.