Stoke CMS Alumni

There are many benefits to learning to play an instrument or singing, ranging from improvement in learning outcomes and well-being, to meeting new friends by taking part in groups and ensembles.

Chris Brammeld

Chris Brammeld

My first memories of my long involvement with CMS began when I was about 9 years old, when I joined the wind band of...

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Marc Dunleavy

Marc Dunleavy

I feel privileged to have received so much support from Stoke-on-Trent CMS when I was a child. I discovered a love of...

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Laura Farrington

Laura Farrington

I took an interest in music from an early age.I was inspired by my uncle, Arthur Wood who regularly performed...

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Shaun Farrington

Shaun Farrington

My musical journey began at 11 at a Stoke-on-Trent High School. I was encouraged to take up the trombone by my head of...

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Caroline Ferry

Caroline Ferry

My first experience with CMS was joining the City Youth Training Choir around the age of 7.Shortly after, I had the...

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Charlotte Ferry

Charlotte Ferry

I was heavily involved with CMS from age 8 – 18, starting off in the Training Choir and Training Wind Orchestra and...

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Greg Hallam

Greg Hallam

I have so many fond memories of CMS! I was involved from 1997 to 2001, singing in the Youth Choir and playing…

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Sam O’Rourke

Sam O’Rourke

I was heavily involved with the Stoke-on-Trent City Music Service from a very young age, right up until I left school....

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Chris Steele

Chris Steele

Since joining the Youth Wind Orchestra on solo triangle in 1983 at age 6, the City Music Service has been at the heart...

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