We have had to change the date of MusicFest so it will now be held on Thursday 23rd February at 6pm. Please sign up here. The last day for entries will be Monday 20th February.

Please click here to be taken to the Concert Band page. Here you’ll find links to this term’s pieces so you can play along at home when practising.

Please click here to be taken to the Musical Theatre page. Here you’ll find links to this term’s pieces so you can sing along at home when practising.

Musical Theatre Club – exciting news

Those of you who attend Musical Theatre club will shortly be receiving an email with information about a trip to see Matilda The Musical in July.

In the meantime, have a look at this video by Tim Minchin. He wrote the music and lyrics for Matilda The Musical.

Fab local opportunity

BYMT news

There are only 10 spaces left to be part of this musical.

Seussical weaves together many of the much-loved characters and stories from Dr. Seuss including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Whos, Getrude McFuzz, Amayzing Mayzie and many more. Seussical is a musical for all ages that has been performed on Broadway and the West End and is written fantastically well, with fun and exciting music covering a multitude of styles. It will be a brilliant experience to be part of featuring a live band, props, costumes, professional sound and lights and you will also get to work with a West End creative team. 

No audition is needed and no prior experience either.

The show will be performed four times: on March 30th , March 31st and two shows on April 1st . You would also have to be available for most days after school from the 27th of March (this is negotiable). 

If you are signing up for an 8 – 11-year-old, please use this link:


If you are signing up for a 12 – 16-year-old, please use this link:


If you have any further questions about the show or how much it costs to take part, please email Max Reynolds, our director, via: max.reynolds@live.co.uk 

The movie music maestro received his 53rd Oscar nomination for his score to Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’, which is also nominated for Best Picture.

At 90 years old, John Williams has once again made Oscars history, becoming the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award.

The movie music legend’s score for Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is nominated for the Best Original Score award in 2023, alongside Babylon, All Quiet on the Western Front, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and The Banshees of Inisherin.

Currently decorated with five Oscar wins, Williams’ last Best Original Score win was in 1993 for Schindler’s List. Previous winning scores were Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

The Fabelmans marks 50 years of friendship and collaboration between Williams and Spielberg, who thanked the composer for writing the film’s score “as his most personal gift to me… [and] my parents”.

Read the full article here.

Read the full article here.

And finally …

Wiegenlied” (“Lullaby“; “Cradle Song“), Op. 49, No. 4, is a lied (song) for voice and piano by Johannes Brahms which was first published in 1868. It is one of the composer’s most popular pieces.

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-Romantic period. 

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