DVD – Order for OSOsic II and Brass Blast


We are pleased to announce that through  great support from 247.tv we have recorded the OSOsicII and Brass Blast concerts.

You can order your DVD from this link.


a preview of Brass Blast can be found here:


Programmes from both events can be found here:

Brass Blast 2018

WAC programme

Best wishes


Saturday Music Centre 3rd March 2018

Dear parent/carer
Due to poor road conditions around the school and the prediction of more poor weather this afternoon/evening the Lyndon school site manager has made the decision to close the school on Saturday 3rd March. Therefore there will be NO SMC or Theatre Train on Saturday 3rd March. We will aim to put an extra session on in the summer term.

Please enjoy your Saturday off and stay warm.

Best wishes


SMS – 1st March Weather update -6.00pm Evening groups/lessons cancelled.

Dear Parents and Carers,

In line with other schools across the borough Solihull Music Service and Lyndon School have been advised to close at 6.00pm this evening.

This is to protect SMS staff, parents and pupils as nightfall’s and temperatures drop. The roads around the school are also hazardous

We are rehearsing the 4.30pm groups the best we can, as we are aware they are performing at Brass Blast on Monday 5th March and it will still be daylight.

Pupils having lessons at Arden school have been informed about their lessons on an individual basis.

Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

SMS welcomes the BBC

As part of the OSoSic II project we were fortunate to have a bid to the BBC concert orchestra accepted to support our project based around the BBC 10 pieces. This project features most of the secondary schools in Solihull and invited primary/junior schools

On Sunday 4th February over 140 young Solihull musicians descended on Lyndon school (home of the Music Service) to work with BBC musicians to help get us prepare for the performance on 16th February at the Warwick Arts Centre.  https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2018/orchestra-of-solihull-schools-in-concert/


This is the feedback we received from the BBC

‘Hi Richard,

Thank you for a lovely day on Sunday – the musicians and I had a really great day. You have such lovely polite, engaged young people. They were sounding really great and I am sure the concert is going to be a fantastic success.’

Wow what praise indeed and well done to all!


BBC Rehersal Sunday 4th February @SMS

Sunday 4th February – BBC Rehearsals

Solihull Music Service C/O Lyndon School, Daylesford Road B928EJ

10.00-10.15- Pupils arrive and sign in (Lower school hall)

10.15 – 10.45 – Sectional allocation/Warm-ups/Technique – Delivered by HOM/SMS staff

Peter Pan Overture rehearsal (other players on lunch) – SMS ensemble room HT

10.50-12.15 BBC musicians arrive and Sectional 1 starts (with appropriate 10min break at some point)

12.30-1.00 All on lunch/individual practise.

1.00-2.15 Sectional 2

2.30-3.00 Full runs, with Heads of Music/ SMS staff conducting.

2.45pm Parent preview. – Lower school hall

3.00pm – close

Space for rehearsals:

SMS ensemble room – Percussion

Lower school hall – Brass

Dining area/L101 (depending on size) Strings

Hub – Woodwind

Break out space – foyer by the Hub


BBC Musicians

Brass player:

Ileana Ruhemann:           Wind (flute)

Stephen Whibley:            Percussion

Juan Gonzalez:                 Upper strings (violin)

Matthew Lee: Lower      strings (cello)


SYMSA to provide refreshments in dining area for pupils and staff

OSoSicII – Final Detail

Dear all,

choir and orchestra final letter


Please find attached the final letter with all the detail on including filming consent information. We will be giving hard copies out to all players on Saturday but if you could email out to your pupils that would be helpful. The mass orchestra is now up to 183 members – this is amazing!

Best wishes