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Concerts at school this term:

It won’t be long before the next MusicFest is upon us so start planning and practising now!

BYMT news – there are lots of opportunities to get involved with this term

For those of you not already in a BYMT ensemble, take a look at this:

Click here to apply 
These are all the opportunities available at BTMT

For those of you in years 7 and 8:

BYMT ‘Bitesize’ on Friday 7 January 2022. Choose an instrument & come along and try it! Booking essential – click here

BYMT Musical Theatre are looking for performers for our forthcoming full-scale musical productions of BUGSY MALONE and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

We are looking for singers, dancers and actors and the information for both productions are as follows:


Audition Date: Wednesday 12th January
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – The Von Trapp Children auditions (ages 8 – 15. For unbroken voices).
Time: 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm – Adult roles in the show (ages 16 – 21).

Please prepare the song ‘The Sound of Music’. We will need to hear solo singing and see some scene work. Audition scenes will be provided on the day.

Rehearsals: On Sunday afternoons in February and March for the Von Trapp Children and the adult roles plus Tuesday evenings for the adult roles only between 7:45 pm – 9:15pm.

Show Week and Performances: Monday 21st March – Saturday 26th March 2022.


Audition Date: Wednesday 12th January
Time: 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm – For ages 8 – 11.
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm – For ages 12 – 15.

You do not need to prepare or bring anything as we will teach all the audition material on the day.

Rehearsals: On Sunday afternoons in March and April as well as every Tuesday during term time at the following times:
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Ages 8 – 11
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Ages 12 – 15

Show Week and Performances: Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May 2022.

If you want to sign up for an audition, please use the following link:  https://forms.office.com/r/6EwUiCrfi1
There you will find a very simple form that you will need to fill in. Once you have filled in the age of the student, the appropriate options available to them will appear for you to tick.

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing: max.reynolds@live.co.uk

Good luck to Emily from all of us here at Hayes.

Listen to this:

This is Väsen and Chris Thile performing “Flippen” in 2013. Väsen are a Swedish folk music band founded in 1989, consisting of Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa) and Mikael Marin (viola). Chris Thile is an American mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer, and radio personality.

nyckelharpa (“keyed fiddle”, or literally “key harp”) is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. It is a string instrument or chordophone. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string.

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