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Music Department News

What a fantastic start to the school year in music! 

Clubs are all up and running and numbers continue to grow. As this is being written, students are all working hard towards the Christmas Concert which is set to be a fantastic, festive evening. I have particularly loved working with the choir this term who have been taking on much more challenging pieces, developing some really beautiful harmonies and singing their hearts out every week – fabulous stuff!

     Year 7 and 8 started the year singing and really impressed with their weekly performances. Year 7 are now working on ukulele Christmas pieces and Year 8 composing music for different film clips. The attitude in lessons has been fantastic and there has been some truly outstanding work produced.

     GCSE and A Level classes are studying hard on their listening and appraising set works and are gearing up for a trip to see Wicked next year! Alongside this, students have been working hard on their composition and performance elements of their coursework which have seen some well organised and impressive work. Year 11 are performing their final solo recitals this week and have worked so hard preparing for them. Well done Jack, Luke, Ellen, Jamie, Oliver, Pademay, Isabel, Hamzah, Stan, Megan, William and Libby. You make me incredibly proud.

     Beauty and the Beast rehearsals are in full swing with singing, dancing, acting and the fantastic costumes all starting to come together. Tickets for the production will be available after Christmas – make sure you come and join us for what is set to be a truly memorable week.

     Well done to everybody this term in music and all the successes it has brought. Have a very happy, healthy Christmas and I look forward to the New Year and its new projects, performances and challenges.