"Singing 'Believe' by Imagine Dragons at the Spring Concert was so exciting - I really didn't think that I would enjoy being in a choir." Member of SCHOOL choirWithin music lessons, the children learn to sing, rap and beatbox. They explore a variety of instruments, both tuned and untuned and learn ways to play them as individuals and within a group. They are immersed in music from different times and cultures, exploring and comparing it with music from their own lives. They love to compose; from a few notes to piano pieces, fanfares to Christmas carols; the children learn to notate their compositions in a variety of ways.
Beyond the classroom, there are opportunities to learn a musical instrument with one of our visiting teachers. Instruments on offer include cello, clarinet, cornet, drums, flute, guitar, bass guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, violin and voice. All pupils in Year 3 will learn to play a string instrument as part of an orchestra in their music lessons, and all pupils in Year 5 enjoy participating in our very popular samba band.
Extra-curricular activities include Sing Out! (our Monday morning 'wake me up' for children and parents), The Choir (Years 3-6) and Joyful Noise, our award winning invitation only choir. Instrumentalists are catered for by a variety of music groups such as brass, wind and string groups, all geared to the individual needs of the children. The school has a wind band, orchestra and a samba band.
There are many performance opportunities open to the children; annual school stage productions, lunchtime recitals, music evenings, visiting care homes, busking for charity or taking part in school concerts (planned and impromptu!). We are proud to report that each year the school enjoys individual and group success in the locally renowned Mid-Somerset Festival.
Click here to apply for music tuition: Music Tuition Application Form