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Success in 2017 – Rockulele!

Success in 2017 – Rockulele!

On Friday 9th June 2017 ‘Rockulele!’ took place at West Bromwich Town Hall. It involved around 400 children from 9 Sandwell Schools aged between 6 and 11 years old. Most were armed with ukuleles singing their hearts out and strumming in earnest over two concert...

Plans for a Specialist Music School in Sandwell

Plans for a Specialist Music School in Sandwell

City Learning Trust, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sandwell Council announce consultation for a new specialist Music School "The City Learning Trust is consulting on their proposal to open a new specialist music school in Sandwell, West Midlands, in...

Amazing Ensembles!

Amazing Ensembles!

What an amazing year it's been for our ensembles!  There have been many rehearsals, numerous concerts, residential trips, gigs and even the experience of playing for Her Majesty the Queen (in the pouring rain..).  We though we'd put a short slideshow here to...

Spring Concert Series

Spring Concert Series

The Spring term culminated in some incredible performances from all of our Music Centre ensembles.  It’s important that our young musicians have regular opportunities to perform to a live audience throughout the year and it’s always a pleasure for teachers, parents...

Plastic Fantastic – The pBuzz is here!

Plastic Fantastic – The pBuzz is here!

SIPS Music & Arts Service are excited to announce a new service that we are developing for Key Stage 1 classes – The pBuzz! More eye-catching than a recorder, lighter than a drum and easier to play than a xylophone – the brightly coloured, light, and smooth...

Our Summer Festival

Our Summer Festival

Each summer we enjoy finishing off the academic year in style, with a week long festival of concerts and events that showcase hundreds of Sandwell's young musicians. We are now planning the festival for 2017, but as a reminder we thought you'd like to see some images...

Sandwell Youth Jazz Orchestra, St. Patrick’s Day

Sandwell Youth Jazz Orchestra, St. Patrick’s Day

Sandwell Youth Jazz Orchestra were invited to perform at the St Patricks Day celebration at Sandwell College. The day was a huge success for the band and contributed to the members  development as performers! There were a variety of acts from Irish Dancers to Indian...

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