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!
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.
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Due to the governement anouncment we have had to cancel the instrumental lessons at SYM tomorrow (Sat 21st March). We will be in touch shortly to explain how instrumental lessons can continue during this challenging time.
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
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.
SYM has been cancelled on Saturday 30th March 2019 due to the Honda marches which will see Faringdon road closed.
SYM has been cancelled on Saturday 2nd February 2019 due to the bad weather conditions.
Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet has agreed for Swindon Music Service to spin-out of the local authority and to set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This will happen during 2018 and will see music education in Swindon being led by this new charity.
Swindon Music Service has been awarded another two-years of funding from the Department of Education (DfE) through the Arts Council England. This will see over £600k coming to Swindon for music education for the period April 2018 – March 2020