Half term jobs:

  1. MusicFest practice. Don’t forget to sign up here. The last day for entries will be Monday 20th February.
  2. Practise your parts for Concert Band/Choir/HUB/Musical Theatre/Strings/Jazz Band/Brass Ensemble/Hayes Harmonies and so on!

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.

**Please note – Joseph dates are now 10th – 12th March**

Are you ready for Thursday’s MusicFest?

If you are performing…

  • You will be emailed in the week with a draft programme
  • You do NOT need to wear school uniform – you can wear whatever you like as long as it’s suitable for a performance at school.
  • Be in the audience being a lovely supportive audience member for other performers
  • At the end, take a bow and SMILE to acknowledge your applause

If you are a Music Leader…

  • Please speak to Miss Werry to find out when you need to arrive and what you will need to do.
  • We need people to be on the door and run the refreshments

If you have volunteered to be on the Tech Team…

  • Please speak to Miss Werry to find out more.
  • During MusicFest itself you need to be proactive at the front of the hall as well as at the back, helping people with mics and mic stands – whatever each performer needs

If you are coming to be in the audience…

  • Remember good audience etiquette, and be aware that you need to respond in different ways to different types of music – you may be clapping or joining in if a performer invites you to, but for some pieces (especially classical ones, or very soft ones) you might need to be completely silent and completely still.
  • No moving about during items

Joseph tickets on sale now!

Click here for tickets.

Tour Update:

Here’s the design that will be on our tour t shirts:

There’ll be lots more tour info after half term so …

Sad news

Burt Bacharach died yesterday. He was one of the world’s greatest songwriters.

One of his most popular songs was (They Long to Be) Close to You. The best-known version of the song was recorded in 1970 by the American duo, The Carpenters.

Calling all young songwriters…and singers, musicians, producers & creative writers aged 8-18!

BYMT news

Opportunity for brass and percussion students

Enjoy a minute listening to this lovely Cor Anglais melody by Dvořák:

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841 – 1904) was a Czech composer. The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178, popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It premiered in New York City on 16 December 1893. It is one of the most popular of all symphonies. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a tape recording of the New World Symphony along during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969.

The cor anglais (or English horn in North America), is a double-reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family.


And finally …

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