Welcome to our website.
At Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service, the health and well-being of our audiences, musicians, participants and staff is of the highest priority.
The Coronavirus pandemic is a fast-changing and difficult situation for us all, and we are supporting musicians, staff, parents and our audiences as best as we can. We'd like to thank everybody for their understanding and patience.
If you are a school concerned about delivering music education safely next year, please visit our Musical Solutions page and find out how we can help. We are committed to delivering high quality music education and are working with Schools to ensure that young people's music education can continue. Please contact us if you need to discuss any aspect of our music projects.
If you are a Student / Parent / School looking for activities, please click on Student Learning where we are continuing to upload new resources every day. You can also find resources on our Youtube channel, split into playlists for different instruments and activities. Lastly, you might want to explore our Performance archive.
If are interested in playing in one of our Performance Group, please click here for information - Peformance Groups, including how to join and how things will take place next term.
On Tuesday 14th July we held our first online music festival - Leics Make Music. The festival featured a diverse range of musical talent, showcased across virtual stages;- Leics be Inspired, Leics Introduce, Leics get Involved and Leics Perform Together. including the winning entries from our Soundtrack to Leicestershire Composition Competition and massed virtual choir performance from our A Million Dreams Project with Mark de-Lisser.
As all LSMS staff are currently having to work from home and are affected by the latest lockdown, we are unable to operate our usual phone systems hence most queries will be answered by email - if you would like to speak to us, please let us know a contact number and we will call as soon as we're able.
We will continue to monitor the situation carefully following guidelines from Leicestershire County Council, Public Health England and the Department for Education.
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LSMS Update July 2020
Following the DfE guidance for the full opening of schools released earlier this week, we wanted to let you know that we are looking at this in more detail and working through what this means to us, schools and students as part of our ongoing recovery planning.
As soon as we have more information about what this means we will advise schools in the regular updates we will be sending from this point onwards.
The DfE guidance for the full opening of schools in September can be found here.
Please also see the current Music Mark Guidance for Schools, which we are working with until updated guidance is available.