Final reminders:

Meet at the start of period 4 (12.10 pm) on Thursday 10th November in the restaurant. We will need to leave school at 12.25 pm at the latest so please be prompt.

  • You will need your zip oyster/debit card for bus and train fare, charged mobile phone, coat and packed lunch/drink (to have on the train journey up there). Also, any medical/health items that student reception don’t already keep for you.
  • Please make sure your zip card is topped up before the day of the trip as we may need to get a train as soon as we arrive at the station.
  • You are not allowed to bring your own food into the theatre so if you want to buy something during the interval you will need your debit card as the theatre is cashless.
  • Before we leave, try to put as much in your locker as possible so that your bag is smaller/lighter (although remember we will not be returning to school that day). You may want to bring in a smaller rucksack for the trip and leave your larger school bag at school over night.
  • Go to the toilet before meeting us in the restaurant.
  • Make sure you have read all of the powerpoint that I put on Satchel on 3rd November. You need to know who the teacher is for your head count group, and which teacher you will be sat on a row with in the theatre.
  • Don’t forget that we will be dismissing you from Bromley South Train Station and so those of you who are being collected will need to arrange a place near there to meet your parent/guardian. I will wait at Bromley South after we get back so if you cannot find your lift, come back to me inside the station, or call the school mobile number.

Any questions, please email me.

BYMT’s production of Elf The Musical

Congratulations to Oliver (year 13) for his role in the cast, and to Jodie (year 13) and Will (year 9) for their role in the orchestra. What a great show!

Music Department events between now and Christmas:

Listen to the pieces at home and try playing your part along with them:

A glass harp (also called musical glasses, singing glasses, angelic organ, verrillon or ghost fiddle) is a musical instrument made of upright wine glasses.

It is played by running moistened or chalked fingers around the rim of the glasses. Each glass is tuned to a different pitch, either by grinding each goblet to the specified pitch, in which case the tuning is invariable, or by filling the glass with water until the desired pitch is achieved.

Here’s Pink Floyd using a glass harp in the extended introduction of their song Shine On You Crazy Diamond:

And finally …

Blondie is an American rock band co-founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the American new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York. New wave is a loosely defined music genre that encompasses pop-oriented styles from the late 1970s and the 1980s. It was originally used as a catch-all for the various styles of music that emerged after punk rock, including punk itself.


“One Way or Another” was released in 1979 as the fourth single from Parallel Lines, following the band’s chart-topping “Heart of Glass” single:

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