Well done to all involved in our first end-of-term concert with a live audience since 2019! We are really looking forward to a summer term full of music-making.

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Wind Band
Jamsesh #1
Jamsesh #2
Musical Theatre
Staff Choir

Did you earn your music colours at the concert?

If so, congratulations and here’s where you need to sew them on:

ET trip

Thank you to those of you who joined us on this trip. We were really proud of how well you all behaved and we hope you enjoyed the film and music as much as we did. We hope to do more trips like this in the future.

Really interesting film to watch over the Easter holidays:

L to R: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon c.1964. The Beatles are the best-selling music act of all time, with estimated sales of 600 million units worldwide.

The Beatles recorded together for a little over seven years. Between October 1962 and May 1970, they released thirteen albums and a number of tracks issued on standalone singles. The catalogue created in that short period has sold more than that of any other group in history and its commercial success continues – the world’s best selling album during the first decade of the 21st century was a collection of The Beatles’ chart-topping singles called 1. But the group’s significance stems not just from huge sales figures. Their music has inspired generation upon generation of musicians, songwriters and producers. 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3WrFJ7ztbogyGnTHbHJFl2

Emma in year 9 has recently been on an NYO Inspire course and really enjoyed it:

In February, I was invited to go to Coventry on a course called NYO Inspire. NYO Inspire is a great opportunity for young musicians from grades 6-8, and allows teenagers from underrepresented backgrounds to make music with many other talented musicians across the country. The course included many creative opportunities like making your own music making your own music with different types of instruments, and of course the one main aspect of the course: making music with other talented musicians. I was also introduced to many NYO musicians, who were so inspiring and gave all of the Inspire musicians’ fantastic guidance throughout. NYO Inspire was such a fantastic experience to be part of and it is such an amazing community of young musicians from around the country.

Emma, French Horn, year 9
NYO Inspire is the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s game-changing inclusion and access programme, which provides free orchestral opportunities for teenage musicians playing at Grade 6 standard. Click here to find out more.

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Spotlight on … Yoko Shimomura

Yoko Shimomura (下村 陽子, Shimomura Yōko, born 1967) is a Japanese composer and pianist primarily known for her work in video games. She is responsible for over 45 scores in the genre, and best known for her work on the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

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Do you have a relative or family friend still suffering from breathlessness more than 8 weeks after Covid-19?

ENO (English National Opera) Breathe has been specifically developed for people recovering from COVID-19, who are still suffering from breathlessness and its associated anxiety.

The programme is inclusive and open to all ethnicities, levels of spoken English, religious backgrounds and identities.

No prior experience or interest in singing is required to take part.

Participants need to be available for the six sessions and aged 18 or over.

There is no cost to take part in the programme. Click here to find out more.

Fab opportunity for oboists and bassoonists:

And finally …

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