THE music groups run by Bradford Council’s Music and Arts Service finally get to play face to face again this week.

The brass bands, orchestras, rock groups and choir have been meeting online since April last year when the first lockdown happened.

The members of the groups, students from schools around the entire Bradford District, have enjoyed creative new ways of learning, adapting to the online environment. They have recorded virtual performances and some have taken part in online workshops.

Carl White, Head of Service, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to meet and rehearse again in person.

Bradford School of Rock and Media teaches online

"The students and staff of the Music Service have shown great resilience and dedication over the last 12 months and it’s wonderful to finally be able to make music together again.”

The Bradford Music and Arts Service runs groups throughout the week for most instruments, in addition to delivering instrumental lessons in schools.

Anyone with a child who is interested in learning can find out more information by visiting or calling 01274 434970.