Solihull Music Service – Happy Christmas!

Dear Parent, Carer, Pupils

As we approach the end of a long and hard term, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support and I hope (on top of school-based lessons, online lessons and 1-1 at SMS) that SMS Ensembles, Saturday Music Centre (SMC), Arden, Light Hall and St Peters can restart in the New Year
The proposal to reopen SMC and SMS ensembles will not be considered until we are out of tier 3! We continue to work with Light Hall, St Peters and Arden to find a solution moving forward next term.
However, despite the challenges we faced we thought I would share some of the highlights we have achieved this term.

  1.  SMS has continued to deliver in most schools this term despite the difficulties this presents. This shows the value schools place on music, SMS and our staff.
  2. One to one lessons after school have continued at our Lyndon school setting and online lessons offered to those at Arden School.
  3. Despite not being able to restart Saturday Music Centre and our weekly ensemble offer online sessions have been taking place to engage with those pupils and have been made into an online resource.
  4. The SMS you tube channel continues to develop and is a great online resource.
  5. Today SMS is sharing some really positive online performances to raise a smile and spirts as we head into the Christmas break. You can see these here:

Soul Matters:


Saturday Music Centre:https://youtu.be/aGpGFB5wymM (Saturday 19th 10.00am)
Con brio strings:https://youtu.be/dqHBqDUpkb0 (Friday 18th 12.00pm)
Junior strings:https://youtu.be/bCaq6JK7M8g (Friday 18th 12.00pm)
SMBC Carol Concert​:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHVuTuSEE1U