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Please note that BASSO is cancelled tonight 23rd November, due to staff illness but will be running as normal next Tuesday.

Postcode Lottery bid success!!

We are delighted to announce that Friends of Blackpool Music Service has received a £20,000 grant from Postcode Neighbourhood Trust to further develop Tiddly-om-pom-poms (TOPPS2).

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Junior Brass Band - Mondays 4.15pm to 5pm (Music Centre, Cherry Tree Road)

Senior Brass Band - Mondays 5pm to 6pm (Music Centre, Cherry Tree Road)

BASSO - Tuesdays 6.30pm ...........

Key Stage 1 Tour 'Life is a Wonderful Thing'

June 2021 saw the second ‘KS1 On Tour’ event being held across schools in Blackpool. Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 we had to be creative and adapt the event to make it a ‘virtual ...........

10 things schools should know about music.

Music makes an important contribution to the life of every school and should be celebrated, promoted and encouraged. It helps build pupils’ self-esteem and self-discipline and leads to higher standa ...........

Where are we?

We are based on Cherry Tree Road next door to St George's School. We are on the first floor of the big square building.

Office telephone number: 01253 476767

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Mr Stuart Bradford retires from PCA with BMS brass tribute.

Mr Mark Holt one of our brass instrumental teachers was asked to organise a musical tribute to Stuart Bradford who was retiring from Park Community Academy in Blackpool this week.

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Poppy Taylor

Talented young trumpeter, Poppy Taylor has just been offered a seat playing in the Livepool Youth Orchestra.

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is for young people aged 13-21 from i ...........

Blackpool Music Service is delighted to announce their Musician of the Year 2021.

Support from so many Blackpool schools was excellent and it was the schools themselves who provided our ultimate list of virtual finalists. Primary school Musician of the Year 2021 was awarded to Beth ...........


Maricia Doyle

This year’s virtual competition offered fantastic talented vocal performances from across the borough.

The best High School pop Idol was Maricia Doyle from Aspire Academy singing ...........

Virtual Pop Idol 2021

It's back!! Pop Idol of the Year competition will again be held 'virtually' this year. Schools have today received invitations for their talented vocalists to enter this very popular competition.

Press release New music curriculum to help schools deliver world-class teaching

More young people will have the opportunity to listen to and learn about music through the ages, from Mozart and Bach to The Beatles and Whitney Houston, as part of a new plan for high-quality music l ...........

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Royal Opera House - Free virtual teacher training events.



Royal Opera House CARMEN

The Royal Opera House is hosting FREE virtual teacher training events in the coming months which may be of interest to staff and teachers in your hub-area. Please feel free to forward the information below to any colleagues who may be interested.

Teachers are invited to join the Royal Opera House for two-part virtual training courses exploring our Create and Sing programme (KS1-KS3). Our specialist drama and music practitioners will introduce the programme, pedagogy and resources before guiding participants through effective approaches to supporting students' creative learning by exploring opera.

Lockdown 2020 - 2021

Since the lockdown in April 2020, we have significantly increased our social media and online support for those having lessons, Wider Opportunities and group activities. Take a look at our Student Are ...........

Performance Grades Advice and Support


This webinar will provide guidance and support about how you can help your child with their Performance Grade exam. From technical support to pract ...........

Park School Band

The talented band members at Park School have continued with their lessons throughout lockdown keeping to strict guidelines and at a safe distance.

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National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

The NYBBGB are holding a round of online auditions for the National Children's Brass Band at the end of February and are particularly keen to hear from low brass players. The age range to audition for ...........

BBC Bitesize music lessons. Singing, performing and sound.

Follow this link for six great online music lessons for young primary school children.


Martha Brown's winning sunset.

Well done to Martha Brown one of our BMS Youth Concert Band members who recently won the category of "Photo that made me smile this year" in the Christmas Charity Photography Competition.