Rock and Pop Night 25th November – feedback

Well done to all bands that took part in the rock and pop night on 25th November:

Comment: From the Head teacher of Dickens Heath Primary School:
‘Hi Rich
It was a proud moment and very much my pleasure to attend! You all do such a fabby job with our children and inspire them to want to perform and develop their skills and talents.
A thousand thanks for all the time and energy you put in to making these events happen. You are a star!
See you soon’

SYMSA 21st Birthday Party

SYMSA 21 years old!
On Tuesday 24th September SYMSA (Solihull’s Young Musician Support Association) celebrated 21 years of age. SYMSA was set up to fund-raise and lend support to Solihull Music Service, as more pressure was placed on the councils budget.
SYMSA have raised near to £100,000 over their 21 years, that money has gone back into supporting the young children of solihull. Helping with the purchase of instruments, buying the van, supporting workshops, supporting festivals to name a few.
Volunteers help every night of the week with tuck shop and on Saturday mornings at SMC.
The event was attended by past and present members of SYMSA and the Mayor of Solihull Councillor Joe Tillsly. Music was provided by the music service group Fingers and Frets. Here’s to the next 21 years!!

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Fingers and frets with the Mayor of Solihull

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Richard Jones (SMS), Mayor of Solihull, Joyce Rothschild (SYMSA) and Tim Low (HOS)
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Past and present members of SYMSA

Solihull Rocks the Cavern 55th Anniversary

Solihull Rocks the Cavern 55th Anniversary
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On January 16th January 2012 over 250 pupils from Solihull performed at the 55th Anniversary on the World famous Cavern Club.

1 Primary School 10 secondary schools performed during the day and then in the evening over 100 pupils from Saturday Music Centre (SMC) performed to a sell out crowd.

The concert was attended by the Mayor Of Solihull and the Lord Mayor Of Liverpool and received widespread coverage in both the press and on the radio. It was a special day for all concerned summed up by the Director of the Cavern Davis Jones “People are still talking about what a great day it was. Those kids are just stars. A colleague of mine who came down in the afternoon said it has completely restored his belief in British youth. You should all be so proud of what you have collectively achieved and that includes the parents.

For a full review, pictures and information of the event please visit the Cavern Club news section.

Soul Matters….Live at Wembley Staduim

Solihull Music Service Plays Wembley Stadium

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On Sunday 5th May Soul Matters performed at the Conference league Play off final at Wembley Stadium.

Soul Matters is one of Solihull finest young bands. This band is made up of students ages ranging from year 8 to year 13 from various Solihull schools. The band is run by the Solihull Music Service, which provides music making opportunities and lessons for all Solihull pupils. Soul matters have appeared in their many different line ups at The Royal Albert Hall, NEC, NIA, Ronnie Scotts and will be featuring in the National Rock and Pop Festival at the 02 in Birmingham. The reason the band performed at Wembley was due to the partnership formed between the Solihull Music Service and Solihull Moors FC.

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This partnership was supported by the conference league community fund (the first of its kind) to enable regular performances at the Solihull Moors enabling it to be opened up to the community. Over the last year, because of this funding there have been over 20 different performances, with over 80 different school based bands taking part, with an audience of 1000+ making use of the club. This partnership has been a resounding and innovative success.

We hope you enjoyed the performance.