Important Information – Response to Coronavirus

Tue 17 March 2020
With the recent Coronavirus developments and announcements over the last few hours we have had to take local and national advice and make some hard decisions in order to help protect the health of both pupils, staff and families. Please see the updates below:

Ensembles & Music Centres & Central Teaching Cancelled
With our main base at Manygates now shut to the public and further direction from the government and council for people to only attend essential activities, we have regrettably had to cancel and suspend all groups and Music Centres until further notice. This also includes any centrally taught lessons in any of our centres. Lessons in schools will still be taught until further notice unless the school decides to cancel tuition from visiting teachers. We are currently further developing our online learning to support students through these unprecedented times.

Events – Regional Music for Youth & Hubalaboo
After recent announcements, these large scale events have been postponed/cancelled. The Music for Youth Festival at St Thomas a Becket on the 21st of March has been cancelled. Groups still have the opportunity to send in recorded entries and directors are aware of this. The Hubalaboo Music Hub Showcase Concerts has been moved to the 23rd of June. It is intended that all the same groups/schools will be involved in the event and any tickets already purchased will be valid.

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Facebook: @WakefieldMusicServices

On Line Learning and Support
As mentioned above we are working fast to further develop and promote our online learning and support through channels such as our Charanga site. If you are not aware of this then you can get to the site from our main website above.

If you have any concerns or queries then please don’t hesitate to email:

Many thanks for your continued support and best wishes through these challenging times.
Phil and the WMS Team