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Music at BSB

Our aim is to provide effective music education to all students and have as many children as possible participating in the extra-curricular music activities that we provide.

  • 01 - Strings Music Circus
  • 04 - Winds Music Circus
  • 05 - Winds Music Circus
  • 03 - Strings Music Circus
  • Primary Music 2 (5)
  • Secondary Music 2 (6)
  • Secondary Music 2 (11)
  • British Ball Choir 2016
  • Primary Music 2017 (2)
  • Wizard of Oz (1)
  • Wizard of Oz (18)
  • BSB Primary Production Ali Baba 1 (3)

Music taught throughout the whole school following the English National Music Curriculum,  in collaboration with the The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Music Curriculum, beginning in Early Years Foundation Stage where our youngest students discover the joy of music, rhythm and beat.

Primary Instrumental Programme (PIPs) 

In Primary school, the Primary Instrumental Programme (PIPs) is offered to all students in Year 1 to 6. Students study music for two hours each week, made up of one hour of Curriculum work and one hour of PIPs.

The following instruments are taught:

  • Years 1 & 2  - Recorder
  • Years 3 to 6 - Violin, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone or French horn

 

Primary School Activities during Lunchtime

Y1 & 2 Choir: Mondays. Open to students in Year 1 & 2 who love to sing.

Junior Orchestra: Tuesdays. Open to students in Year 4, 5, and 6 who are ABRSM or equivalent Grade 1 on a string instrument.

Y3 & 4 Choir: Wednesdays. Open to students in Year 3 & 4 who love to sing.

Junior Wind Band: Thursdays. Open to students in Year 4, 5, and 6 who are ABRSM or equivalent Grade 1 on a wind instrument.

Y5 & 6 Choir: Fridays. Open to students in Year 5 & 6 who love to sing.

 

Secondary School Activities

Secondary Choir:  Tuesdays after school.  Open to students in Years 7-13 who love to sing.

Orchestra:  Thursdays after school.  We are combining the Wind Band and Senior Orchestra into one larger ensemble. Open to Secondary students, parents, and staff who are ABRSM or equivalent Grade 4 and above.

We will also be organising chamber ensembles such as Cello Club, Jazz Band, String Quartets, etc.  For more information, please stop by the Music Department or contact Haley Clark, Director of Music, at haley.clark@britishschool.org.cn.

 

Instrumental Music Programme 

Private Instrumental Lessons are very popular and are offered to primary and secondary students. Our team of private music teachers provide excellent tuition on a one-to-one basis.  Costs are associated with the Instrumental Music Programme but the costs vary according to the length of the term. The lessons are rotated throughout the school day to limit disruption to academic classes.

Lessons are available in the following instruments:

Violin                                    Flute                                    Trumpet                              Acoustic Guitar    

Viola                                     Clarinet                               French Horn                      Electric Guitar

Cello                                     Saxophone                        Trombone                          Bass Guitar       

Theory of Music               Recorder                             Voice                                    Classical Guitar

Drum Kit                             Piano                                   String bass

If you would like your child to have private instrumental lessons, you need to do the following:

  • Fill in the Individual Music Programme application form below and return it to the front reception
  • Pay for the lesson fee online:  https://yoopay.cn/event/68056627
  • The payment and registration deadlines are Wednesday 10th January 2018

Unfortunately we are unable to process late replies as the lesson schedules and teacher availability need to be organised and ready to start the lessons the week of 15th January.

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