Schools Music Service update – June 2020

Schools Music Service update – June 2020

The Schools Music Service is working closely with schools to make sure that, as soon as it is possible, the teachers are back in school, ensuring, of course, that all covid-secure guidance is followed. In the meantime lessons will be continuing online. It has been...
Schools Music Lesson Service Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Schools Music Lesson Service Cancelled Due to COVID-19

In light of the circumstances around Covid-19 and the government guidance, we have taken the decision to suspend all instrumental lessons at the Hexagon and in schools for the remainder of this term with immediate effect. 
ABRSM Exams cancelled due to COVID-19

ABRSM Exams cancelled due to COVID-19

The Associated Board has made the following statement :  “Further to the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday evening, we have decided to suspend all music exams in the UK and Ireland from Wednesday 18 March until further notice”.  As a result there will be no...
Forthcoming Rehearsals and Concerts cancelled due to COVID-19

Forthcoming Rehearsals and Concerts cancelled due to COVID-19

In light of the changing circumstances around Covid-19 we have, after much discussion, taken the decision to cancel the Spring concert on Sunday 22nd March and the Youth Orchestra concert on Saturday 28th March.  We have also taken the decision to cancel all ensemble...
Wow! What a Fantastic Feat of Endurance! by Ben Croombs

Wow! What a Fantastic Feat of Endurance! by Ben Croombs

On 13th July, in the picturesque town of Bakewell, all was still and calm as 1,000 runners slept soundly in their tents and campervans. That was until, at 5am sharp, the Public Address System sounded. “Wakey wakey runners! Today is the day. It’s the Peak District...
Summer Tour to Holland & Belgium

Summer Tour to Holland & Belgium

In July, the Senior Wind Band and Jazz Orchestra embarked on a tour to Belgium & Holland. The Friends subsidised the cost of everyone’s tour, ensured no-one missed out due to financial limits AND paid for everyone’s excursions! It is, by far, the Friends’ greatest...