On Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st March we streamed our Spring Schools’ Proms which consisted of virtual ensembles and small group performances showcasing the work of over 1500 talented young musicians that are members of our Central and Area Ensemble system. The three evening concerts consisted of 30 new virtual performances created during lockdown.

We were also joined on screen by the Bollywood Brass Band.

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CONCERT 1

Imagine

Monday 29th March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Concert Band
  • String Sinfonia
  • Training Guitar Ensemble
  • Recorder Ensemble
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Brass Attack
  • Junior String Orchestra
  • Azaad Dhol Group
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 4 – Ode to Joy
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 6 – Yeh Dosti
  • SFE Virtual Choir
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Plantsbrook School

CONCERT 1

Imagine

Monday 29th March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Concert Band
  • String Sinfonia
  • Training Guitar Ensemble
  • Recorder Ensemble
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Brass Attack
  • Junior String Orchestra
  • Azaad Dhol Group
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 4 – Ode to Joy
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 6 – Yeh Dosti
  • SFE Virtual Choir
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Plantsbrook School

CONCERT 1

Imagine

Monday 29th March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Concert Band
  • String Sinfonia
  • Training Guitar Ensemble
  • Recorder Ensemble
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Brass Attack
  • Junior String Orchestra
  • Azaad Dhol Group
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 4 – Ode to Joy
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 6 – Yeh Dosti
  • SFE Virtual Choir
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Plantsbrook School

REWATCH CONCERT ONE

CONCERT 2

Thankful For This New Day

Tuesday 30th March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Wind Orchestra
  • String Sinfonia
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Training Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar Sinfonia
  • Recorder Sinfonia
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 3 – Power Rock
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 5 – Gap Creek
  • Virtual Choir Plus Art Project
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School For Girls

CONCERT 2

Thankful For This New Day

Tuesday 30th March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Wind Orchestra
  • String Sinfonia
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Training Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar Sinfonia
  • Recorder Sinfonia
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 3 – Power Rock
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 5 – Gap Creek
  • Virtual Choir Plus Art Project
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School For Girls

CONCERT 2

Thankful For This New Day

Tuesday 30th March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Wind Orchestra
  • String Sinfonia
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Training Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar Sinfonia
  • Recorder Sinfonia
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 3 – Power Rock
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 5 – Gap Creek
  • Virtual Choir Plus Art Project
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School For Girls

REWATCH CONCERT TWO

CONCERT 3

Stand By Me

Wednesday 31st March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Brass Band
  • String Sinfonia
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Singers
  • Training Wind Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 1- Tango and Cha Cha
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 2-Stand By Me
  • SFE Virtual Choir
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

CONCERT 3

Stand By Me

Wednesday 31st March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Brass Band
  • String Sinfonia
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Singers
  • Training Wind Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 1- Tango and Cha Cha
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 2-Stand By Me
  • SFE Virtual Choir
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

CONCERT 3

Stand By Me

Wednesday 31st March : 6pm – 7pm

Performances From:

  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Brass Band
  • String Sinfonia
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Singers
  • Training Wind Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 1- Tango and Cha Cha
  • Virtual Area Ensemble Project 2-Stand By Me
  • SFE Virtual Choir
  • Bollywood Brass Band
  • SFE Staff Item
  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

REWATCH CONCERT THREE

Can You Support Services For Education?

Due to the current situation, we are, for obvious reasons, unable to continue business as usual at Services For Education, but we hope that the hard work our music teachers have put in recently to provide online music opportunities for both our ensemble members and school pupils shines through.

This year, we’ve been running 20 virtual central ensembles and 6 virtual area ensemble projects!

If you can spare the price of what would have been a festive concert ticket, it would make a huge difference to us and the children we support.

We love what we do, especially our musical ensembles for children, but we need your support to keep these going.

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About the bollywood brass band

The Bollywood Brass Band is a London-based group of 10 musicians who play brass, saxophone and drums – featuring the dhol, the loud drum from the Punjab played in bhangra music. The band was formed in 1992 after collaborating with the Shyam Brass Band from India at the International Street Music Festival in London, and has been playing for festivals and weddings ever since, combining Bollywood music and dhol beats with Western music influences – from jazz to classical.

The band has released 6 CDs and played all over the world, including for weddings in India. Their collaboration with South Indian violin virtuoso Jyotsna Srikanth led to the recording of ‘Carnatic Connection’ which was nominated for a Songlines magazine award and named number 12 in the magazine’s top world music CDs of the last five years (2018-20).

Some of the band’s favourite performances include the BBC Blue Peter Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, performing at WOMAD Festival UK and, of course, playing for Indian weddings everywhere from London to Bombay! BBB is delighted to be working with Services for Education for the Spring Schools’ Proms and look forward to working with staff and young people in the future.

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