Words fail our gratitude to you for supporting our vision Andy! Everyone is just cheering and filled with joy and inspiration to run the next mile! Andy, we would like to thank you, your team, the Headteachers, teachers, children and the whole community for your touching display of love. These keyboards will be instruments of change – they will transform many young people and spur so many people who are devoted to helping others. ‘African Muzik Festival’
Nyemu - World Muzik Makers
Just wanted to say thank you for organising 'School's Alive' it was another great success! We all loved being a part of it, so thank you.
Jo Geary - Devonshire Primary School
Well done! Our children THOROUGHLY enjoyed their debut at the Grand Theatre. They loved everything about their rehearsal and evening performance for ‘Schools Alive’. Many thanks to all the staff involved.
Lindsay Walton - Marton Primary School
Really enjoyed the performances last night at 'Schools Alive' - please pass on my congratulations and well done to all involved.
Gill Fennel, Senior Adviser, Learning & Schools Division
I was so impressed with the children at the 'NEEC' Conference. They were wonderful and have really enjoyed the whole experience.
Annette Conuel - Roseacre Primary School
I haven’t had a chance to offer you my congratulations on the brilliant performances you arranged for the ‘NEEC 2011’ Conference – it is not surprising that you keep winning awards!
Great year this year, the kids really enjoyed 'African Muzic Festival' and got loads from it. Thanks to you, Wedzy and his team.
Mark Cowell - St Nicholas' Church of England Primary School
Our new Samba instruments are amazing! It has really helped us think about life in South America. It was very exciting for all of us to be a Samba Band for the first time ever. We know all the names of the instruments and everyone wanted to go on the Surdo! We were very shocked and felt very lucky that you provided our instruments, because some schools do not have instruments like them. We would all like to meet you very much, to give you a very big thank you for the instruments that you have provided for us. p.s. You re a very, very kind man.
From 4L - Devonshire Primary School
I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of Devonshire Primary School for last night’s ‘African Muzic Festival’. Both staff and kids had an amazing time; it will be something they remember for many years to come.
Jo Geary - Devonshire Primary School
What a wonderful evening yet again - thanks! 'Christmas Choir Festival'
David Lund - Director of Education
This evening I attended the 'Schools Alive' celebration event at the Grand Theatre. I had no prior knowledge of the event and very little awareness of the performance Claremont would be giving. Wow! Is the first of many words I will be using over coming weeks to describe the experience. I was impressed with the whole event, but Claremont's performance was just fantastic. Thank you to Kate Fard for her creativity, patience and commitment and to her support team of staff, parents and family members who help make it all come together. I must mention Simon Humphries (teaching assistant in year 3), who performed on stage playing the guitar for part of the performance. I am assured we are always the best by far! (not a biased opinion honestly!). Although only 2 small words, I want to finish with them again - Thank You. It's fantastic to have so many good things to say thank you for. I look forward to thanking the children and hopefully getting them to perform for the school.
Kirsty Sutton - Headteacher - Claremont Primary School
David Lund announced your recent success at our Cabinet Meeting October 2010, and I would like to add my personal congratulations on a terrific achievement. I know the level of competition you were facing and there were some big hitters in there, including Hampshire, so it makes the achievement even more triumphant. It is good to see that Music in Blackpool Schools is in good hands.
Cllr Tony Williams - Cabinet member for Culture & Communities
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all the effort from yourself and the crew at ‘Schools Alive’ at the Blackpool Grand last night. It was a fantastic evening which all the children at Westcliff loved!
Nicola Hudson - Westcliff Primary School
Another fabulous 'Schools Alive' last night (Monday). Big congratulations on another successful evening.
Wendy Hogarth - Anchorsholme
BRILLIANT! Many thanks for last night. We all though it was great! The bands are fantastic, the atmosphere was fun and the venue was superb. Well done! 'Christmas Choir Festival'
Lindsay Walton - Marton Primary School
The concert went brilliantly on Thursday, and I thought that even though they made your life very difficult, the venue was a massive improvement on the Ice Arena. Until we were there on Thursday, I hadn't fully appreciated just how good a venue it is. Just so you know, we had lots of positive comments from parents about the concert and Laura and I enjoyed it. 'Christmas Choir Festival'
Cath Anderton - Thames Primary School
I just wanted to say it was a fabulous event on Thursday. There have been so many compliments from parents and teachers. I know I really enjoyed myself and the children said they did too. I appreciate how much organising a concert like this takes, so that's a big thank you to you! Christmas Choir Festival
You are the most amazing person! I cannot thank you enough for fighting tooth and nail for my children and the parents of other children who are involved in the music service. You are truly an inspiration to everyone of the dedication to have towards music and up and coming performers (including me and my dance ha ha). One million thank you’s. Have a great summer and all the best for France. We can’t wait to start a brilliant new year with you in September and if you require a stand in for a triangle part at any point, give me a shout!
A parent - 19th July 2017
To Andy, I can't believe that the time has come to say 'Goodbye'! Looking back, who would have thought that young, shy boy would become the confident performer he is today. From the very beginning, you have motivated and encouraged me and given me opportunities that have always left me striving for more. As I leave BMS and start another step on my journey, I will never forget what big part of my life BMS was during my high school years. I wonder if I had never asked for a flugelhorn if our paths would have crossed and whether my passion for music would be so strong today! With much gratitude, James Nash.
Re - African Drumming Workshop Thank you for a truly inspirational day on Friday with Wedzi and Nyemu. The children loved it, but so did the parents. The whole school assembly was after Y5's class assembly so I asked if any parents would like to stay.... they did and had a wonderful time! You and your service really do make a difference with all the opportunities you afford us in our little schools in Blackpool and we are very grateful.
Frances Wygladala, Head Teacher, St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School 12/10/2018
We are currently hosting the KS1 choir with a member of your team. I wanted to let you know how much the children have enjoyed it and how high the uptake was. we had over 30 for the choir and only 8 have dropped off which is great. Yesterday Year 1 went on a trip and on the minibus they were singing all the choir songs and teaching their classmates, it was very lovely to hear them singing so happily. Thanks for the experience.
Joanne Zinna - KS1 Lead Teacher - 18/10/2018