Covid-19 Response 2020

In this period of uncertainty we have, sadly, taken the decision to suspend the delivery of the Sistema in Norwich orchestral programme as of Wednesday 18th March 2020, and until further notice.


This covers delivery at Catton Grove Primary School, the Lakenham Nucleo, Queen’s Hill Primary School, Wensum Junior School, West Earlham Junior School and the Colegate Teen Sistema.

We are sorry to have to do this, but following recent advice from the Government, we feel that the safety of the children, staff and parents is paramount, and that we should support efforts to try to limit the spread of the virus. 

With regards to upcoming concerts, the Red Rooster Festival has now been postponed until September, so the Sistema in Norwich Youth Orchestra performance with the Vagaband will not be going ahead in May.   We are in discussion with the festival and the Vagaband about the new date, and will be in touch with the parents and students involved regarding possible alternative arrangements, as soon as we know.

We would encourage all students to continue practicing their instruments and make music a part of every day - parents, your help with encouraging this would be appreciated.  We will be posting a number of activities and challenges for young people to take part in, so keep a look out across our social media and on our website, or subscribe to our mailing list, if you want to get involved.

Students who would like to access any of our music materials and resources, then please use the Resources page on our website (get in touch if you do not have the password), or if you want anything specific to work on … or if you just want to access some general (music!) advice, please contact us on or by phoning 01603 760529 (ext 1).  We may not be in the office but if you leave a message it will get to us. 

The office is now closed and we are all working from home, but we really want to stay in touch with you all during these challenging times. 

The NORCA & Sistema In Norwich Team 


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