Music For Youth Festival

SYM Senior Wind Band

Congratulations to the SYM Senior Wind Band who will be performing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Friday 7th July at the Music For Youth National Festival.

1st Jul 2023

Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival

SYM wins two trophies

The SYM Ukulele group won the 1st prize for :Class G30 – Ukulele Ensemble Secondary School Age.

Adjudicator’s Remarks:

A great sound and vocalist.  I would love to see if you could start experimenting with the strumming patterns to really give us a slightly difference twist.  Excellent crescendo getting towards the end of the song which was really effective. Well played.  Mark 87 Category: Distinction

The SYM Brass Ensemble won the 1st prize for: Class E2 – Ensembles Secondary School Age.

Adjudicator’s Remarks:

James Bond

An effective opening and there was some particularly impressive work from the 2 young 1st trumpeters.  The ensemble worked well here with good balance and the intonation was mostly secure and you conveyed the character of the music with some conviction.

Hall of the Mountain King

Be careful of your tuning on the 1st note!  Again good ensemble work with some excellent support from the young drummer and you managed the gradual accelerando well and built well into the exciting finish.  A most impressive group – well played!  Mark 88 Category: Distinction

1st Dec 2022

New National Plan for Music Education

The government launched the long awaited 2nd National Plan for Music Education (NPME2) on 22nd June 2022 entitle: ‘The Power of Music to Change Lives’.

Sets out our vision for music education and how this can be achieved through partnerships with schools, music hubs, the music and creative sector, and others.

The new plan can be seen here.

23rd Nov 2022

Great News – SYM is back!

We re-launched our face-to-face SYM groups and ensembles on Saturday 12th September.  This has been managed through using the DfE Guidance for Out-of-School- Services.

Children & young people arrived at the Platform with huge smiles on their faces very keen to start making music once again and it was great  hear the music-making spilling out of the building once more.

The children went away with huge beams on their faces content that they are making music together once more – long may it last!

13th Sep 2020

SYM looking to return on Saturday 12th September

We are looking to welcome our  members of SYM back from 12th September, but with COVID-19 restrictions.

Our services will be designed taking into account the Government guidance. You can view the guidance here.

SYM will be activities will be offered in a different way but we will work to get back to our normal services as soon as the guidance and advice allows us too.

You can view our frequent asked questions (FAQs) here.

1st Sep 2020

On-Line Music Lessons

If you are looking for activities for your child(ren) to do whilst at home and they are interested in instrumental lessons, we can help!  For as little as £10 per session, we can delivery on-line tuition to you in your home.

To find out more, click the link at the bottom of our home page.

24th Mar 2020

Breaking News: Schools Junior Voice Festivals & Make a Noise Event

Due to the government announcement today about encouraging people not to attend pubs, restaurants and theatres, Swindon Music Service has taken the initiative to cancel  the schools Junior Festivals on Wednesday 18th & and Thursday 19th March 2020.

The Make a Noise events scheduled for March 2020 are also cancelled.

If you have purchased tickets, you can request a refund from the Wyvern box office

16th Mar 2020

Swindon Music Service – Becomes a New Charity

The Music Service left Swindon Borough Council to become a not-for-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) on 1st April 2019.

The move should help facilitated the new charity to look to apply for other music and arts grants and provide sustainability for music education in Swindon.

25th Jun 2019