Monday 7th March, School Hall, 6pm

MusicFests are informal concerts where students from any year group can perform pieces of their own choice to a friendly and supportive audience. We always have a huge range of music, from students’ very first public performance to students who are already hugely experienced musicians. We have all styles of music from classical to rock to musical theatre and students’ own compositions. There are solos, duets and groups.

Here is the video from last term’s MusicFest so you can get a flavour of what it’s like:


Please make sure you attend all rehearsals this term and remember to let the organiser know if you are unable to attend.

Choir & Musical Theatre singers: click here to hear this term’s songs and practise your part.

Musical Theatre: click here for One Day More

Concert band: click here for West Side Story and here for Pirates of the Caribbean.

HUB (Hayes Ukulele Band): click here for I’m Yours and here for How Far I’ll Go

Volunteers needed

If anyone is interested in helping me create a regular #MusicAndMe feature for the blog (and perhaps the school newsletter) then please come and see me in CGG or email me. It would involve interviewing members of staff about the role of music in their life. Thank you. From Mrs Foster

What would you like to see on the blog or happening in the music department?

Let me know your ideas via email. Thank you.

From Mrs Foster


We have arranged a trip to take students up to London on the train to hear John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by the 80+ players of the Philharmonia, as we watch the film on the Royal Festival Hall’s huge screen. It will be a fab concert!

Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, ET The Extra-Terrestrial tells the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott.

Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that has captivated audiences around the world since it was first released in 1982.

Enjoy John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by the 80+ players of the Philharmonia, as you watch the film on the Royal Festival Hall’s huge screen.

The parents/guardians of our GCSE, A Level music/music tech students and members of all our music clubs, should have received the trip letter via email on Monday 24th January. Please let us know if your parent/guardian did not receive this email.

Fab opportunity for 11-14 year olds, grade 4-8 standard

Please note: the deadline for completing the application form is Monday 31st January

Have a look at …

What is Experience Classical?

It’s a new way to discover classical music from the BBC, featuring hundreds of unique audio recordings all performed by the BBC Orchestras, Choirs and New Generation Artists. And alongside these tracks you’ll find radio programmes and podcasts that give you background and insight, so you can get even more out of the music.

Search by categories including ComposersInstrumentsPopular ClassicsCutting EdgeDiscovery and Moods like EnergiseFocus and Wind Down.

Young Musician Podcast

Fab saxophonist, Jess Gillam, hosts this podcast about young musicians, for young musicians.

Here’s an example of the topics covered:

And finally…

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