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Next stop – Easter Concert and Belgium tour

The Easter concert is only two weeks away. All our extra-curricular groups are performing at this event so please practise your parts carefully.


Belgium tour:

There will be a meeting at school for parents of all students going on the music tour to Belgium at 6pm on Wednesday 29th March. At this meeting we will be giving out the final details for the tour, and collecting in passports and GHIC cards. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The meeting will finish by 7pm at the latest. Further details are in the email sent out on the 3rd March.

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.


These are the songs we will be doing on music tour:

  1. Steal Away
  2. Rhythm of Life
  3. Ain’t No Sunshine
  4. Revolting Children
  5. Blue Skies
  6. Weeping

If you are a member of Choir or Musical Theatre group, you need to know all six of these songs. 

You will find all the links and various audio files on Satchel One to help you if you do not already know all of them 100%. 

We will not be using copies on tour  – you need to know them. 

If you are NOT a member of Choir or Musical Theatre, you need to learn no.1 and no.6 before we go so that you can join in. Sometimes we have lovely, spontaneous performances when we’re on tour (if we happen to find ourselves in a place/circumstance when it is appropriate) and these will be the songs we do. You will seriously miss out on some of our most magical tour moments if you do not know the Hayes music tour classics! 

The Oscar-nominated star of the musical film, Fiddler of the Roof, died last week on the 8th March 2023.

The Israeli actor and singer Chaim Topol, was best known for his performance as Tevye in the musical and film Fiddler on the Roof.

Topol always held a very unique place in 20th century music – few singers owned one role quite so iconically. It was a role he brought to the world in the hugely popular 1971 film, and then in over 3,500 stage performances over 50 years.

The story of Fiddler on the Roof centres on Tevye, a milkman in the Ukrainian village of Anatevka. The town buzzes with Jewish community and traditions, with the constant threat of displacement from the tsar.

In the musical’s most famous song, ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, Tevye, reflects on his labour-intensive, humble life, musing on a life of wealth and comfort.

Read the full article here

BYMT news

Congratulations to all who took part in the recent BYMT concerts and Schools’ Prom.

BYCB – this is for you:

And finally …

Mack the Knife” or “The Ballad of Mack the Knife” (German: “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer“) is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their 1928 music drama The Threepenny Opera (German: Die Dreigroschenoper). 

In 2003, the Bobby Darin version was ranked No. 251 on Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.

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