The Easter concert is NEXT THURSDAY! All our extra-curricular groups are performing at this event so please practise your parts carefully.


Here’s the rehearsal schedule for the day of the concert (Thursday 30th March). Please make a note of when you are needed and make sure you have your instrument/music in school with you on that day. The rehearsals will take place in the hall.

Your teachers will know why you are absent from lessons that day, but it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and catch up.

Usual lunch rehearsals will take place up until the concert.

Here are some things you need to know about the concert itself:

  • The concert is at 6.30pm in the Hall. It will be finished by 9pm.
  • You need to wear all black. Not blue, not brown, not patterned, and no big logos.
  • Tickets are £5 via link above.
  • The music classrooms will be available for coats, instrument cases etc. Please arrive in enough time to warm up and get organised.
  • When the concert is in progress, you must not hang out in the classrooms or corridors. You need to be in the Hall being a supportive, considerate, appreciative member of the audience who shows awareness of performance etiquette which includes not moving around or making a noise during the music.
  • Any questions, please ask.

Belgium tour – meeting reminder:

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! 

BYMT news

Another score to follow

Musical theatre fans

e.g. no. 17 = Hairspray (hares pray)

  • Nubiya Garcia
  • Anoushka Shankar 
  • Shiva Feshareki 
  • Sona Jobarteh
  • Florence Price
  • Queen Liliʻuokalani

Listen to them here.

“This orchestra started because of peace in Northern Ireland – it wouldn’t have ever existed otherwise.”

A generation ago Sharon Treacy-Dunne was so inspired by the emerging peace process that she set herself a mission.

Her aim was to bring young people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds together, using the power of music.

The result was the Cross-Border Orchestra of Ireland, which has helped thousands of musicians, singers and dancers from both communities showcase their different cultures on a shared stage.

In recent years its young members have staged sell-out shows in arenas across the UK and Ireland.

They have toured US cities and performed for heads of state including President Barack Obama; his then vice-president Joe Biden and the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Read the full BBC article here.

And finally …

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