As well as being taught as a subject, there are many opportunities for extra-curricular music. We have a music room which doubles as a stage and many children learn brass, woodwind, strings, guitar, percussion or keyboard instruments with one of our peripatetic teachers. We have a school orchestra and a KS1 choir and a KS2 choir, all of whom perform throughout the year, including at the annual Musical Soiree. The choirs make regular visits within our community, to Cecily Court and Horsfall House. Other regular trips include KS2 choir to ‘Young Voices’ in Birmingham and Rendcomb College where children have enjoyed Orchestra Days, Body Percussion Workshops and English Touring Opera performances.
“Choir is fun because you get to sing lots of different songs and you get to go to Young Voices. We do performances that give us the chance to show what we’re capable of and get to go to care homes sometimes, like at Christmas, which brings joy to other people.”
(Year 6 Choir members)