Welcome back to 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

We hope you have all had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

The new term starts on Monday 6th January for SMS ensembles only (starting with Junior Winds at 4.30pm). There is no SMS teaching during the day or in the evening on Monday 6th January due to staff training.

All SMS teaching restarts on Tuesday 7th January.

We look forward to seeing you for an exciting term!

best wishes




Cavern Club 2019 – Final details

Dear Parents and Carers,

We very much look forward to seeing you at the Cavern Club on Monday 16th December.

Please take a moment to read through these final details to ensure your day runs smoothly.

SMS Coaches:

If you are using the Solihull Music Service coaches they are departing Land Rover Social Club at 7.00am prompt.

The list of people using our coaches is here:

Cavern Coach list

Concert tickets and performer wristbands

Any uncollected concert tickets will be taken to the Cavern club and you will able to collect them ‘on the door’. We have extra tickets available for those people who need to purchase them on the day.

Performer wristbands: we aim to give the majority of these out before students arrive at the Cavern. However schools and performers who don’t get them before the day will be able to collect them on arrival.

Cavern Hoodies

All the hoodies have arrived at the Music Service (Thursday) and an email has been sent out to all the parents asking them to collect them on Saturday between 9.00am – 12.00pm. Any hoodies left over will be taken to the Cavern Club.

Arrival at the Cavern Club.

When you arrive at the Cavern club, please make yourself known to a member of staff and pupils will be directed to leave their instruments in the designated space. If you are on our coach (or arriving early) we expect you to be at the Cavern for around 10.30am. SMS staff will brief you all in the Live Lounge.

Programme of the day:

Please see below the programme of the day:

Cavern 2019- programme

Parents and pupils can plan their day in Liverpool around the various acts over the three stages.

Any pupils who are unaccompanied will need a note off their parents/Carer if they are to be allowed to leave the Cavern. No pupil will be allowed on their own offsite (min groups of 5) unless with a parent (parental consent) or with a member of staff.

  • If you do leave the cavern (even with parents) can you please sign out and when you return sign back in. This is particularly important as mobile phones tend not to have any signal when you are in the club. The Cavern Phone number is 0151 236 9091

If you are using our coaches we expect you to be in the Live Lounge for the last concert so we can depart promptly.

We hope you have a fantastic day.


Rock and Pop Night – December 3rd WW

Dear Parents/Carer

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Concert on December 3rd at West Warwick’s Sports Club, Grange Road.

Please see below the soundchecktimes for the event:

4.30pm      Langley Jazz

5.00pm      No Entry

5.30pm      SMC Rewind

5.45pm      Drumstix

6.00pm      Guitarisstas

6.15pm       SMC Electric Guitars

6.45pm      Deadwire



Rock and Pop Night – October 25th 2019

Welcome to the 1st rock and pop night this academic year.

We look forward to seeing you there: Bands taking part and soundcheck times:


4.30pm      SMC – New band (Jake, Gemma, Eva, etc)

5.00pm      Destination 6

5.15pm      No Entry

5.45pm      Capacity

6.00pm      Approx 5

6.15pm      Soul Matters

6.45pm      Light hall Band

The event takes place at the Studio, Core Theatre. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.