Stand by for a series of musical workshops

HUNDREDS of young people are expected to be in tune for summer when they take part in workshops, courses and concerts organised by the East Sussex Music Service.

Last year around 900 children and young people took part in summer school activities organised by the County Council’s Music Service, and this year looks set to be the same.

Organisers have arranged even more courses this year and there will be more than 50 different activities taking place in the three week period between July 9 and 29.

But anyone wanting to take part needs to sign up now, and definitely before the deadline at the end of May.

The courses range from one-day beginner sessions and three-day intermediate courses, to five-day ensembles.

A wide range of activities involving various different musical instruments and skills are on offer.

The courses are held at various venues around the county including schools in Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Heathfield, and Wadhurst.

They are run by staff from the Music Service which is a County Council service. Concerts will be held at the end of each course to which family and friends are welcome.

Councillor John Barnes, Chair of the East Sussex Music Service Management Committee, said, “The Summer School organised by the Music Service is always a first class event.

“Every year the variety and range of musical courses and concerts on offer amazes me.

“The Summer School not only gives young musicians the chance to make good music and to acquire and develop new skills, but also the opportunity to meet and make new friends.”

More information on the courses that are available and application forms for the ESMS Summer School are available at or by ringing 01273 336787.