The Music Department would like to invite you to our annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 15th December.
This Year there will be two separate concerts. If your child is in Years 3 – 5 or the Recorder Club their concert will start at 1.45pm in the Sports Hall. The High School (+Year 6) concert will begin at 4pm. If your child is in Years 3-5 and in Wind Band or String Ensemble they will feature in BOTH concerts.
If your child is in Year 6 and Mezzo Singers they will also feature in BOTH concerts.
At 3pm there will also be the annual Christmas Fair with lots of activities and food for you to enjoy. Please join us with your friends and family at this great festive event.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide school transport following the concert so please make alternative arrangements for your child to return home.
If you have any questions regarding the day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A Taste of the Scottish Bagpipes
Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming a Bagpiper into school for the day. Ross Jennings spent the entire day with us, talking and performing to students ranging from KG to Year 11. He was able to share lots of information about the bagpipes, and surprised everyone by telling us that they did not originate in Scotland, but in the Middle East. Versions of bagpipes are also found in many different countries around the world and Ross is aiming to play his bagpipes in every country and share his music!
A highlight of the day was a break time performance, beginning outside the library, marching around through the canteen and ending up outside the art rooms. He performed several Scottish tunes and finished off with Star Wars!
A message that Ross emphasised throughout the day was the importance of making mistakes and learning from them. He told the children he has made lots of mistakes on both his musical journey and on his travels. However, he has persevered and taken important lessons from his mistakes. This is all linked with Growth Mindset and the music teachers have been encouraging the children a lot with this all term as it is a vital attitude to develop when learning a musical instrument. Great to see Growth Mindset in action!
Thanks very much to Ross Jennings for a wonderful day of music making!