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Tickets for BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Sell Out In 2 Hours

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 15/03/2019  Categories: Blog, Concerts, News, Popular Music

Tickets for the widely anticipated Big Weekend concerts at Stuart Park have sold out in less than 2 hours. The two day event will see huge names in the music industry travel to Middlesbrough in May. Stars already billed to appear include Miley Cyrus, Little Mix, Mumford and Sons and Rita Ora. Priced at £18.50 Read more »

Former TVMS Pupil Talks Helping the Homeless and Opera Singing

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 11/03/2019  Categories: News

A former pupil of TVMS has been lavished with praise in the press recently for her work with asylum seekers and the homeless. Emily Smith, an opera singer who initially received lessons from Tees Valley Music Service in 1997, has been working with MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and conducting the Middlesbrough Homeless Choir. Read more »


Sixteen Benefits Of Playing An Instrument

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 12/02/2019  Categories: News

Choosing to play an instrument is the beginning of a journey. One that is exciting, but often filled with struggle and hard work. It will require you to take in new information and master new skills. Listed below are some of the many benefits of playing an instrument. Many people who take up learning a Read more »

Two Thirds Of British Students Make Music

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 04/02/2019  Categories: News

A new poll by Youth Music shows a massive rise in music-making among young people – especially among those from lower-income backgrounds. New research has found that more than two-thirds of young people are active musicians. What did the study show? The study by music charity and TVMS partner Youth Music polled more than 1000 Read more »

Young People Are Listening To Classical Music in 2019: Here’s Why

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 29/01/2019  Categories: Classical, News

Scarla Radio, a new classical radio station, conducted a fresh study into who the consumers of classical music are and what the trends show. Surprisingly, the research discovered that a growing audience for the classics are under 35 year olds. To many, the decision to greenlilght Scala Radio, a radio station founded on the belief Read more »

A Look Back at Tees Valley Youth Orchestra

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 25/01/2019  Categories: News

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra has now entered its 50th year and is celebrating in style, with a return to Sage Gateshead for a special Anniversary Concert in May and a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York in July. The history of TVYO The Orchestra, in its present form, dates back to 1969 when the Read more »

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New Year, New Music – Coming Up In 2019

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 10/01/2019  Categories: Concerts, New Opportunities, News, School Music, TVMS Concerts, TVMS/School Partnership Events, Workshops

This year is gearing up to be a very special year for Tees Valley Music Service. With more events and activities planned for this year than in previous years, music in Tees Valley has never been more alive and vibrant. Have a read of some of the events, concerts and opportunities we have planned for Read more »

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Press Release – TVYO Tour to New York

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 17/12/2018  Categories: Fundraising, News

Start spreading the news… Tees Valley Youth Orchestra celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a performance in Carnegie Hall Talented musicians from Tees Valley have been handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in one of the world’s most famous venues – Carnegie Hall, New York – as part of the Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in July 2019 Read more »

TVYWO at Stockton Sparkles event

TVYWO Shines at Stockton Sparkles

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 13/12/2018  Categories: News, TVMS Concerts

Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra  were invited to the annual event in Stockton Town Centre. Stockton Sparkles is a staple in the Stockton Borough Council event calendar as hundreds of residents converge on the High Street for the Christmas lights switch on. The town centre is bustling with activity on this night as the new Read more »

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Snappy Christmas is Coming

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 22/11/2018  Categories: Concerts, News, School Music, TVMS Concerts, Workshops

It’s that time of year again…. SNAPPY CHRISTMAS!!! For five consecutive years the whole-class workshops have conjured some memorable moments for the children who take part. The jubilation and fellowship that’s shared between each and every child during these events is something that can only be captured at Christmas time. And this is partly the Read more »