Welcome to the Blackpool Music Service Website.
Formed in 2002, Blackpool Music Service is a nationally respected, financially self-sufficient, customer led service which, according to the Federation of Music Services (2011) provides ‘outstanding value for money’. This observation was echoed by the National Music Council which awarded its prestigious ‘Major Trophy’ to Blackpool Music Service in November 2011.
The service provides weekly musical tuition in all Blackpool Schools and Academies and, in 90% of our Children's Centres. Its constant drive to improve the experiences and opportunities of all Blackpool children makes the Music Centre a fun place to work and rehearse and staged events have shown that Blackpool children have exceptional talent when given the opportunity.
In September 2012 the service was offered Music Education Hub status. This has ensured future DfE grants until 2015 and an expansion of our services, partners, inspirational events and, enjoyable music-making for all Blackpool children.
Andrew White | Music Adviser & Head of Service
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Blackpool Music Service to become a Music Education Hub
Blackpool Music Service been successful in its bid to become a Music Education Hub and has secured funding from Arts Council England for the next three years.
To read more about what the funding will support, please click on the link below.
Major Trophy for Blackpool Music Service
National Music Council Local Authority Music Education Awards 2011
The National Music Council (NMC) has announced that from a record number of applications the Major Trophy has been awarded to Blackpool Music Service for their outstanding work. The NMCs adjudication applauded Blackpool Music Service’s numerous inclusive initiatives including Tiddly Om Pom Poms for children aged from birth to 5 years and, Wider Opportunities which provides every 8 and 9 year old pupil with free instruments and tuition for up to one year. In addition, they were also impressed by their extensive calendar of events including the African Music Festival, Schools Alive, Pop Idol, Choir of the Year and, Musician of the Year which has inspired more than 20,000 children in the last year.
Outstanding Music Service
‘Blackpool Music Service is an outstanding music service’
This was the recent grading from the Federation of Music Service’s second annual report about Blackpool Music Service. The report highlighted that all set initiatives had been effectively addressed include developing a senior leadership team, enhanced stakeholder self-evaluation, enhancing pupil insight beyond Wider Opportunities and, improved transition of pupils into High Schools.