Solihull Music Service – Updates Feb 2020

Dear Parent/ Carer

As we approach February half term we thought we would update you with all things music happening here in Solihull over the next few weeks.

Parents Evenings:

These take place at the Music Service, Lyndon School on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February. Please be aware that there is a school parents evening on the 11th so the site and surrounding roads will be busy – please allow plenty of time for parking.

WCET Concerts – Warwick Arts Centre

Schools that are receiving WCET strings, Guitar, woodwind and brass will be performing a celebration concerts at the Warwick Arts Centre.

The dates are:

Brass Blast – Thursday 5th March

Ensemble invite Brass Blast Warwick Arts Centre 2020

Strings –Tuesday 6th May

Vivace invite 2020 – String explosion letter Warwick Arts Centre

Guitars – Tuesday 19th May

Ensemble invite Guitar WCET Warwick Arts Centre 2020

Woodwind – Wednesday 17th June

Rock and Pop Nights

March 6th – The Core Theatre

Soundcheck times 6th March 2020

March 26/27th – West Warwick’s

Soundcheck times 26th March 2020

Soundcheck times 27th March 2020

May 13th – The Core Theatre

May 21st – West Warwick’s

June 9/10th – The Core Theatre

Solihull Music Service Concerts

March 25th/27th – Landrover Social Club

Concert 1 – 25th March

Concert 2 – March 27th

SMS Small group concerts – The Core Theatre

11th March

12th May

More info about the music month of march and Rock and Pop Festival to follow!

Music Service- Lessons/Ensemble/SMC update

Dear Parent/Carer,

Instrumental Lessons

Most instrumental lessons should start this week ( 9/09/19).  These will take place at Solihull Music Service (Daylesford Road) or Arden School (Station Road, Knowle). It is hoped all other instrumental lesson will start the following week (16th September).

SMS Ensembles

SMS ensembles are also starting back this week (apart from the Children’s Chorus and The SMS Academies based at Alderbrook and Heart Of England – they start on the 17th September).

Saturday Music Centre (SMC)

SMC starts back on September 14th for existing  pupils. On September 21st we are holding an opening morning for new pupils starting at 9.30am – 11.30am.

Don’t forget to follow SMS on twitter @musicsolihull

Solihull Music Service 2019-20 – Welcome Back

Dear Parents/Carers/Pupils.

Welcome back to a new year and we hope a most enjoyable one!

We have lots going on this year:

All Music Service teaching/ensembles will start on Monday 9th September (unless informed otherwise!)

Flier for instrumental lessons and ensembles

Alderbrook SMS academy invite September 2019

HOE SMS academy invite September 2019

Saturday Music Centre (SMC) starts back on Saturday 14th September for exsisting pupils and we have an open morning for all new starters on Saturday 21st September


SMC flyer 2019-20

Calling all singers and musicians:

Solihull Music Service – opportunities for all musical pupils in Solihull!

Saturday Music Centre (SMC) In Solihull we  run a very successful music school on a Saturday morning. This  is open to all abilities and pupils get the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues such as the Cavern Club, Liverpool, NEC and Abbey Road to name a few. Please find the timetable attached and a flyer for our open morning on Saturday 21st September 9.30am at Solihull Music Service

Music Service Ensembles: If you are unable to make a Saturday morning we also runensembles during the week.

Solihull Music Service Concerts Dates

SMS concert dates:

27th/29th November and 3rd December

25th/27th March 2020

22nd/24th June 2020.

Solihull Music Festival 9th – 12th July NEC 2020.

Rock and Pop Nights – open to any school based band (please apply via email!)

October 25th – Core Theatre

November 15th – Core Theatre

December 3rd – West Warwick’s

December 16th – Cavern Club, Liverpool

March 6th – Core Theatre 2020

March 26th/27th – West Warwick’s 2020

May 21st – West Warwick’s 2020

July 9- 12th – NEC 2020

Warwick Arts Centre Dates 2020

Brass Blast – Thursday 5th March

Strings – Wednesday 6th May

Guitars – Thursday 19th May

Woodwind/Ukuleles – 17th June



Solihull Music Service is now closed for the summer.

Dear Parent/Carer

Following the successful return of the pupils taking part in the Germany tour (24th July), Solihull Music Service is now closed until Monday 2nd September.

We would like to thank you for all your support this academic year and we wish you a happy summer holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you back in September 2019.

With our best wishes