The Summer Concert is coming up fast! We only have a week and a half left of rehearsals. So it’s really important that we have everyone at everything between now and then (exams permitting).

Hey Jamsesh, MissW and MrT are out on a trip next Friday and so will not be around for usual rehearsals. Jamsesh#2 are getting together to have a runthrough on their own. I’m sure Jamsesh#1 will decide what they need to do and organise themselves!

Music Leader applications 2018-19

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It’s time to appoint our new music leaders for next year. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Anyone, in any year group, can apply
  • We are looking for people who are committed and tuned in. By that, we mean people who come to rehearsals really regularly, check the blog, answer their emails and generally know what’s going on
  • This year, we want a smaller group of Music Leaders – no more than 8
  • What do Music Leaders do? Well, some of them direct ensembles, i.e. conduct a choir or band, or lead/organise an activity. Others help with admin tasks such as filing music, creating programmes and posters for concerts etc. We have an exciting new opportunity in 2018-19 to be part of a research project run alongside the Institute of Education where you will teach something (musical) that you are good at to other students. Or, you might have ideas for something brilliant that we have never thought of – we will listen to your ideas and (if we think it’s good) support you in making it happen
  • If you are chosen to be a Music Leader, you will get a snazzy purple badge like the one above. Please could this year’s Music Leaders return their badges (unless you are in Y13, in which case you can keep it)
  • An announcement will be made at the Summer Concert as to who has been chosen to be a Music Leader 2018-19
  • If you want to apply, you need to fill in this form
  • Deadline for submission is Monday 25th June
  • If you have any questions, please talk to/email MissW

SEND Pops Choir – help needed

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Mrs Allsopp is setting up a new small choir for SEND students, and is looking for helpers. Please go over to M block and talk to Mrs Allsopp or Miss Jones, or email Mrs Allsopp on ela@hayes.bromley.sch.uk if you’d like to know more about what’s involved.

Wider listening – chill time

It’s getting to that time of year where a) if you’re doing exams, you’ve had enough of them and want them to stop, b) everyone is getting tired and c) we can’t wait for the holidays to come. So this week’s wider listening is a beautiful Mozart slow movement. Zone out for 5-and-a-half minutes of tranquility and let the ‘Mozart effect’ do its thing (to find out what the Mozart effect actually is, read this).

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