Date: Between 8th – 11th July 2024
Venue: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Services For Education’s Birmingham Youth Proms are a highlight in the musical year of Birmingham’s schools, bringing together more than 4,500 young instrumentalists and singers, aged 8 to 18.

These concerts will feature music from a variety of genres and are a culmination of the work SFE has been doing in schools and at ensemble centres throughout 2023-24. The concerts will have BSL interpretation.

List of ensembles and schools represented each night:

  • Birmingham Schools’ Symphony Orchestra
  • Birmingham Schools’ Guitar Sinfonia
  • Birmingham Schools’ Training Wind Orchestra
  • Birmingham Schools’ Raga & Tala
  • Birmingham Schools’ Fusion Ensemble

Birmingham Schools’ Massed Ensemble featuring:

  • The Oaks Primary School
  • Bournville Village Primary (B30 1JY)
  • SFE UoB Area Ensemble (B7 4AX)
  • Abbey Catholic Primary School (B23 6QL)
  • Holy Cross Catholic Primary School (B76 2SP)
  • Lea Forest Primary Academy (B33 9RD)
  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School (B74 2NH)
  • St Laurence Church Junior School (B31 2DJ)

Birmingham Schools’ Primary Choir featuring:

  • Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
  • Lea Forest Primary Academy
  • West Heath Primary School
  • Bordesley Green Primary School
  • St Laurence Church Junior School
  • The Oaks Primary School
  • Westminster primary school
  • Little Sutton primary School
  • Hodge Hill Primary School
  • Abbey Catholic Primary School
  • Bournville Village Primary School
  • St John Fisher Catholic Primary School
  • Birmingham Schools’ Singers
  • Birmingham Schools’ Concert Band
  • Birmingham Schools’ Guitar Ensemble
  • Birmingham Schools’ Azaad Dhol Group
  • Birmingham Schools’ Recorder Sinfonia
  • Birmingham Schools’ Double Reed Ensemble

Birmingham Schools’ Primary Choir featuring:

  • Hill West primary School
  • Colmore Junior School
  • Firs Primary School
  • Mere Green Primary school
  • Slade Primary School
  • Lozells Primary School
  • Tiverton Academy
  • St Thomas More RC Primary
  • Raddlebarn Primary School
  • Rookery
  • St Francis CE Primary School and Nursery
  • William Murdoch Primary School
  • Clifton Primary
  • Mansfield Green

Birmingham Schools’ Massed Ensemble featuring:

  • Lakey Lane Junior and Infant School (B28 8RY)
  • Waverley School (B9 5QA)
  • Bournville School (B30 1SH)
  • St Mary’s Church of England Primary School (B29 6NU)
  • Birches Green Junior School (B24 9SR)
  • Grendon Junior and Infant School (NC) (B14 4RB)
  • Kings Norton Girls’ School (B30 1HW)
  • Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary Academy (B6 5NH)
  • Mere Green Primary School (B75 5BL)
  • Oasis Academy Short Heath (B23 5JP)
  • Raddlebarn Primary School (B29 7TD)
  • St Francis Church of England Aided Primary School and Nursery (B30 1LZ)
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School (B20 2NY)
  • The Dame Ellen Pinsent School (B13 0RW)
  • Washwood Heath Academy (B8 2AS)
  • Waverley School (B9 5QA)
  • William Murdoch Primary School (B21 9NT)
  • World’s End Junior School (B32 2SA)
  • Birmingham Schools’ Steel Band
  • Birmingham Schools’ Training Guitar Ensemble
  • Birmingham Schools’ String Sinfonia
  • Birmingham Schools’ Brass Band
  • Birmingham Schools’ Training Percussion Ensemble
  • Birmingham Schools’ Keyboard Ensemble

Birmingham Schools’ Massed Ensemble featuring:

  • Hillstone Primary School (B34 7PY)
  • Hamstead Hall Academy (B20 1HL)
  • Nishkam High School (B19 2LF)
  • Lindsworth School (B30 3QA)
  • Whitehouse Common Primary School (B75 6BL)
  • Acocks Green Primary School (B27 7UQ)
  • Boldmere Junior School (B73 5SD)
  • Cockshut Hill Technology College (B26 2HX)
  • Hallfield School (B15 3SJ)
  • King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls (B31 4BP)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School (B17 8TR)
  • Queensbridge School (B13 8QB)
  • St Cuthbert’s RC Junior and Infant (NC) School (B8 2PS)
  • St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth (B20 2RW)
  • The University of Birmingham School (B29 6QU)
  • New Oscott Primary

Birmingham Schools’ Primary Choir featuring:

  • Water Mill Primary School
  • Four Dwellings Primary Academy
  • Rednal Hill Junior School
  • Gossey Lane Academy
  • Penns Primary
  • Cotteridge Primary
  • Barford
  • Glenmead
  • King Solomon International Business School
  • Guardian Angels Primary School
  • Chivenor Primary School
  • SS Mary and John School
  • Woodthorpe JI School
  • St Martin de Porres RC Primary
  • Brownmead Academy
  • Kings Norton Primary School
  • George Dixon Primary School

Central Ensembles taking part tonight:

  • Birmingham Schools’ Recorder Ensemble
  • Birmingham Schools’ Jazz Band
  • Birmingham Schools’ Junior String Orchestra
  • Birmingham Schools’ Wind Orchestra
  • Birmingham Schools’ Percussion Ensemble

Birmingham Schools’ Massed Ensemble featuring:

  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (B75 6PB)
  • Hawkesley Church Primary Academy (B38 9TR)
  • King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls (LGS) (B17 8QB)
  • Featherstone Primary School (B23 6PR)
  • Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School (B27 7XY)
  • Cofton Primary School (B31 4ST)
  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys (B21 9ET)
  • King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy (B26 2RZ)
  • St Edward’s Catholic Primary School (B29 7PN)
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (B30 1HN)
  • St Wilfrid’s Catholic Junior and Infant School (B36 8LY)
  • Swanshurst School (B13 0TW)
  • Cherry Orchard Primary School (B20 2LB)

Birmingham Schools’ Primary Choir featuring:

  • The Orchards Primary Academy
  • Severne Primary School
  • Ladypool Primary
  • Victoria School
  • St Matthews C of E primary School
  • Warren Farm Primary School
  • Cofton Primary School
  • Heathlands Primary Academy
  • Norfolk House School
  • Maryvale Catholic Primary School
  • Priestley Smith School
  • OASIS Academy Foundry
  • Kings Rise Academy
  • Alston Primary School
  • Kings Heath Primary
  • Regents Park Community Primary School
  • Turves Green Primary School
  • Minworth J and I
  • Cherry Orchard Primary School
This information is for concert attendees who do not work for Services For Education.

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At Services For Education, we know that music changes lives.

By providing our music ensembles and many of our music lessons for free, we ensure that children in Birmingham have the opportunity to learn a new instrument, to feel socially connected and to find and share a passion and skill with others, no matter what their background is.

“Our son started to play as part of Birmingham orchestra’s when he was just 8 years old. He’s now 16 and has continued to enjoy being part of these amazing ensembles.

He has inspired his younger sisters and it has been a joy and a source of such pride to hear young people making such a positive contribution! After 2 years of being separate, coming together to hear them play live again has been so special. Very much looking forward to the youth proms this year.”

Aiesha Wright – Parent

‘My son has gained so much from his membership of an SFE ensemble over the last two years. Having initially auditioned and gained a place during the pandemic when everything had moved online, music was a vital part of our lives during lockdown.

It has been heartwarming seeing how much he has enjoyed his participation and consequently just how much practice he puts into his violin playing – his teachers have been truly inspirational. Thank you so much to the whole team for what you do!’

Hamayoon Sultan – Parent

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Visit Normans Musical Instruments; use code SFE5 to save 5% on your order. Every time this code is used Normans will donate 5% of the order value to Services for Education.

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Visit JPF First Aid; use code JPF10SFE when purchasing a workplace course. Every time this code is used JPF First Aid will donate 10% of your cost to Services For Education.

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To all our Individual Donors for all your Continuous Support

We want to express an enormous amount of gratitude to all of you who donate individually to our charitable causes, it really makes a difference.

Services For Education creates opportunities for disadvantaged children, young people and adults in Birmingham and for every donation you make, you make a difference to someone else’s life by giving them opportunity to be a part of a free ensemble, receive a free instrument as well as becoming socially connected.

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