Hundreds of pupils from across Wolverhampton are tuning up for a spectacular musical performance in Queen Square next week.
Around 520 children from 18 primary and special schools in the City will be taking part in a free concert on Tuesday 13 June from 11.30am-12.30pm, performing songs in a wide range of styles and traditions led by Paul Wilcox from Wolverhampton Music Education Hub.
Tuesday’s performance marks the culmination of a six-month project organised and delivered by Wolverhampton Music Service. Teachers from schools around Wolverhampton took part in regular workshops, learning songs which they could subsequently teach in their own schools in preparation for next week’s performance.
Sarah Tulley, Wolverhampton Music Service Assistant Headteacher, said: “School staff have met together on a monthly basis to develop their musical skills so that they can then go on to teach the songs to the children in their schools. We have really enjoyed the opportunity to sing together and are hugely looking forward to next week’s performance.”
Bill Hague, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Head of School Planning and Resources, said: “Music is an important part of a young person’s education, and our Music Service provides quality teaching for children and young people across Wolverhampton.
“This is an excellent opportunity for the pupils to show off their talents, and I am sure they will put on a fantastic show which will make their parents and teachers incredibly proud. I’d encourage as many people as possible to come along on Tuesday to cheer them on.”
Wolverhampton Music Service provides tuition and musical opportunities for youngsters from schools across the city, including the chance to perform with its flagship groups, Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra and Wolverhampton Youth Wind Orchestra. To find out more, please visit www.wmsonline.org.uk.