Important Concert Information - Sunday 5th March 2017

Concerts will take place on Sunday 5th March at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. There will be two performances at 2pm & 4.30pm and most students will only perform in one of these shows. Please check with reception or your teacher as to which you concert you will perform at.

Students will play in groups with teachers on stage to help and conduct.

Each concert should last about 1hr 30mins each and we will have a variety of musical styles, with singers, guitarists, keyboardists and pianists combined.

Tickets go on sale from Monday 30th January and will be priced at £8.50 adults, £4.50 Concessions (Senior Citizen/Under 16) plus a booking fee of 50p per ticket. Tickets can ONLY be purchased directly from the Gatehouse at the Box office situated at the Gatehouse or via the website

All performers AGED 8 & OVER will be seated in the theatre in a designated section throughout the concerts and will not need to purchase a ticket.

Performers AGED 7 & UNDER will be seated with parents throughout the concert. You should ask for a ‘performers free ticket’ when booking. Members of staff will escort students from the audience to the backstage area to perform.

Rehearsals will take place at the Music School on Sunday 12th February. Please see the timetable below. Junior Play for Keeps classes will rehearse in class and ONLY need to attend the Gatehouse rehearsal.

On the day of the concerts, there will be short rehearsals between 10.00am – 1pm at the Gatehouse Theatre, to enable sound checks and to give students the opportunity to play through the songs. It is very important that as many students as possible attend these rehearsals, so that they feel comfortable with the venue and we can ensure the best sound quality.                                          

If there are any parents who would like to help out either during the concert, or with moving equipment to the theatre, please let us know.


We ask that there is no flash photography while the students are playing as it can disturb the performance.  We will film both concerts and produce a DVD of which you may reserve at reception, after the shows take place. If you do not wish your child to be filmed, please let us know.

Important information regarding the concert will be posted on Facebook (search for Stafford Music School) and Twitter (@musicstafford), as well as our website So please keep an eye on these pages to keep up to date.

Further information will follow regarding registration on the day of the concerts.

After the success of last year’s concerts, held at the Gatehouse for the first time with a completely live format, we are really looking forward to seeing our students perform again. For our new students, there is a short teaser on our You Tube channel from 2016 to give you idea of what to expect.

If you have any queries at all, please let us know. 

Rehearsals at Stafford Music School

Sunday 12th February 2017

10.30 AFRICA
1.30 LUNCH
2.45 CANON