Primary Schools

The CBSO works with primary schools throughout the West Midlands providing a broad range of projects for Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Pupils.

All of the activities we offer have the aim of inspiring and enthusing children about music and live performance, while complementing the musical offer they get from teachers and music services.

From performances in schools by small CBSO ensembles to our annual Key Stage 2 orchestral concerts at Symphony Hall to half day workshops introducing the brass family and creative activities inspired by orchestral repertoire, our programme of activity for schools has something for everyone. 

​If you are interested in buying in multiple projects for your school please contact the CBSO’s Learning & Participation Team to discuss our special offers for schools buying in three or more activities. ​

Further details of all our exciting projects are below. However, the CBSO’s experienced Learning & Participation team are always happy to discuss specific projects or ideas that you would like to deliver in school. From a creative project linking to a specific topic being explored in school to activities during a creative arts weeks - please contact us to talk through ideas and find out how we can support you. 

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we're helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. 

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As an Arts Award Support and Arts Award Centre, the CBSO's activities can also contribute to a young person's achievement of an Arts Award. 

To find out how we can support your Artsmark and/or Arts Award journey please contact or cal 0121 616 6500. 

If you would like more information about any of the activities we currently provide for Primary Schools, or would like to book a project please contact