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Music School will be closed for the summer holidays from 4 pm today until Friday 8th September when rehearsals and scholarship lessons recommence. Music Service teaching in schools will start from Wednesday 6th September. We hope you all enjoy a happy and musical summer holiday. ...
Keith Sedgebeer Celebration Evening - Sunday 16th July
This summer will see Keith Sedgebeer's last tour with Music School as he steps down from his role as conductor of Youth Orchestra. We would like to invite past members to come together with Music Service staff and Keith Sedgebeer to help us celebrate the enormous contribution he has made over the last 35 years. Current Music School members will have the chance to celebrate with Keith at the pre-tour concert and on tour but we also wanted to give past members and parents the opportunity to come together to say thank you to Keith.
Our Celebration Evening will take place at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton (the old Chubb building) between 4.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. with presentations and speeches taking place at 6 p.m. Places will be limited so we advise that you book your place early by emailing email@example.com
If you are able to come, we will be providing a performance area with a mic and a piano and would encourage that you get together with old friends to offer a musical item for the proceedings. Details of the musical ensemble and the length of piece(s) also need to be emailed to music.school and we would hope that this will give you all the opportunity to dust off your instruments and rekindle the musical opportunities that you enjoyed whilst at Music School.
If you are not able to come but would like to send a message for Mr S, please email them to us well in advance and we will pass them on to him.
We would also like past members of Youth Orchestra to send us photos which may be displayed during the evening. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, including information about the year they were taken, the location and the names of those on the photo (if possible).
The Lighthouse bar will be open and there will be a smart dress code. Parking near to the venue is widely available with the nearest car parks being at the bottom of Broad Street, the NCP opposite The Lighthouse and at Piper's Row.
Great event and a fitting "send off" to Mr Sedgbeer - thank you to everyone who attended and to those who sent in photos for the event. The contribution of Mr S to Music Education in the city cannot be underestimated - as one twitter feed i found looking for old photos ptress releases etc. said Mr Sedgbeer a legend. Just one more tour!!!
Best wishes Keith
Happy memories of my time in WYO in the 80's & the orchestra tours (Paris, Amsterdam & Belgium) - proud to be part of it & a big thank you to Keith Sedgebeer for making it happen (Jayne Muir)
On Friday 4 August, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain returns to Symphony Hall, Birmingham under the baton of ground-breaking composer, Thomas Adès.
This 'five-star fiesta of energy and talent’ (The Guardian) will embark on a voyage of frontier-breaking music that takes us through urban landscapes, oceanic journeys to pagan rituals. We begin with Mural, an extraordinary symphony by Francisco Coll that mixes the energy of modern life with the tranquillity of mountains. The glittering North Star draws us across the endless seas in Thomas Adès’ Polaris, towards the wild pagan dance rhythms of our sensational finale, Stravinsky’s ballet, The Rite of Spring.
Totally teenage orchestral brilliance. Come and hear it.
£5 tickets for Under 25s, teachers and pupils, and a 20% discount for groups of 11 or more.
Come and meet NYO Musicians, find out more about the music at the Totally Teenage Reception at 6pm. It’s free and for teenagers only!
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Last chance to book your place at Mr Sedgebeer's leaving "do" this Sunday. This event is a chance for past members and families to thank Mr S for his work at Music School over the last 35 years. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place for The Lighthouse event from 4.30 pm to 8 pm (speeches at 6 pm). ...
Good luck to anyone auditioning this week. The following groups will be holding auditions at the Music School. Concert Orchestra - Saturday 8th July Concert Band - Tuesday 11th July Junior Concert Band - Tuesday 11th July String Orchestra - Thursday 13th July ...