Big Play Day
Today is the Big Play Day, the final event of the Big Music Month of March (and the only one that hasn’t been hit by our enforced closures!) For those who haven’t been involved it is a celebration of music in schools around the West Midlands region. Schools have uploaded one minute of music to the West Midlands Music website. Each schools video will be promoted at a specific time of the day. The Solihull schools times are listed below. More than 150 schools around the region are taking part.
|9.30||Tidbury Green School|
|10.00||Peterbrook Primary School||@Peterbrook_PS|
|10.27||George Fentham Endowed School|
|11.00||Haslucks Green Junior School||@haslucksinfo|
|11.36||St Mary and St Margaret’s Primary School||@StMandMPrimary|
|11.51||Hall Green School|
|12.39||Monkspath Junior and Infant School||@MonkspathSchool|
|13.21||Dickens Heath Community Primary School|
|13.42||Our Lady of The Wayside Catholic Primary School||@OLwayside|
|14.18||Lady Katherine Leveson CE Primary School||@LadyKSch|
|15.24||Greswold Primary School||@greswoldschool|
|16.24||St Augustines Catholic Primary School||@StAugsCPS|
|16.33||Balsall Common Primary School:||@BalsallCommonPS|
|16.48||Shirley Heath Junior School||@ShirleyHeathJS|
To watch the video about the Big Play Day
You can get involved by
- Subscribe to the Big Month of Music YouTube Channel
- Follow @WestMidlandsMu1 on Twitter and like on Facebook
- When our school’s film are profiled: watch it, share it, comment on it.
Enjoy the day and the performances!
Thank you all for your support during these challenging times for all of us.
As you will be aware we are currently unable to offer face to face lessons with our pupils and are following the current government advice.
We are in the process of gathering together resources that your children can access so that they can still carry on their musical learning journey at this time.
We are spending our time currently compiling this resource and hope for all of this to go live on Monday. You will be able to find this at www.solihullmusicservice.com
Further details will follow this weekend via the website and the SMS twitter feed @musicsolihull.
Friday 27th of March is our Big Play day. Over 160 schools in the West Midlands have taken part and recorded 1 minute of music that will be uploaded on to the West Midlands Music YouTube channel tomorrow. Many Solihull Schools are taking part so if you can follow it on the sites below. Please encourage your children to watch it and celebrate a day of music with us. The running order for the Solihull schools taking part has been shared on our twitter account.
West Midlands Music website: https://www.westmidlandsmusic.org.uk/
West Midlands Music YouTube Channel:
In the meantime keep an eye on our website and twitter feed and we will keep you updated of our progress.
Following the update yesterday about the Councils decision to cancel all SMS ensembles, events and SMC I am now able to update you with further developments.
Trinity Music Exams
These will be suspended from Wednesday 18th March (Trinity have made this decision).
They are hoping to reschedual at a later date. When we have more information we will let you know.
These decisions have been made by the schools.
Centre Lessons: Arden and Lyndon School have made the following decision.
All after school lessons at Lyndon School have been cancelled until further notice (starting tonight – Tuesday 17th March)
All after school lessons at Arden School have been cancelled until further notice (starting Wednesday 18th March) – lessons are on as normal tonight.
The following schools have requested we do not go in and teach until further notice.
Heart Of England
Tudor Grange – Kingshurst
Tudor Grange – Solihull
Our Lady Of Compassion
We will continue to keep you updated as the situation develops
For Parents/Carers of all pupils in the SMS ensembles, Concerts and Saturday Music Centre:
Following advice, Solihull Council has taken the decision to postpone any multi-school events (sports, music) that have been organised. This unfortunately includes all SMS ensembles, concerts and Saturday Music Centre up to the Easter holidays. You will understand we are extremely disappointed to have to take this course of action, but we have to put staff and pupils health and well-being at the forefront of every decision we make.
Lessons in individual schools and after school lessons will continue as normal unless we are told differently.
As the situation is changing daily we will keep you informed of any new developments via our website www.solihullmusicservice.com or via twitter @musicsolihull
Thank you for your understanding and support at this difficult time, will keep you updated when we have more information.