What a weird year this has been… but for the first time since March, we will be able to start a very limited programme of extra-curricular activities next week. We are restricted to keeping activities within bubbles, and lunchtime is too short to use for rehearsing these days, so we can only offer music activities for Years 7, 8 and 9. Here is what’s on offer:
Wednesday after school: Year 7 choir and Year 7 band
Thursday after school: Year 9 Jamsesh (all instruments/voices)
Friday after school: Year 8 Jamsesh (all instruments/voices)
We can only accommodate a small number of students at a time because of the limits on how many people can sing/play wind instruments in a room, and if you have expressed an interest in joining, we have emailed a number of you to invite you (check your emails!). Further places may become available in due course.
Although this is a very small beginning, we are really looking forward to doing some music, and recording some things to put into a Virtual Christmas Concert.
BYMT Musical Theatre workshop
TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER BYMT will be welcoming CARLY THOMS (West End’s Current Miss Honey) for an exclusive online MATILDA Workshop. Looking at the acting & dancing skills required for MATILDA, Carly will coach you through some of the scenes from the hit West End show & teach you some of the choreography. There are 3 workshops 5.30-6.30pm (Ages 8-11) / 6.45-7.45pm (ages 12-15) / 8.00-9.00pm (ages 16-21). Cost is £8 per student. Spaces are limited – don’t miss out! For more information & to book, please visit www.tinyurl.com/bymtmatilda
Jess Gillam’s Virtual Scratch Ensemble – Christmas edition
The concept is simple: On the website there are parts for all instruments, you video yourself playing the part that suits you most, send it in and then they’ll collate all of the videos to make a Virtual Orchestra and Jess will play along too. All audio parts will be used in the final video, however it may not be possible to include all video appearances.
The Christmas piece will be Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Written in 1948 by Leroy Anderson and recorded by The Ronnettes, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby, this piece is a firm Christmas favourite and will be great fun for us all to play together. You can download musical parts and choice of click tracks from www.jessgillamsax.co.uk