Spring News from the Music DepartmentPosted on: 1st Mar 2019
During February we held our Teatime concert (formerly known as an Informal Concert). Again we had children performing a solo from Year 2-Year 6. They announced their pieces with confidence and performed with an admirable calmness. Although the formality of announcing, performing and learning how to take applause is all there, the small, intimate nature of this event allows children to step onto the stage for the first time without feeling too much pressure. After viewing the performance as successful, whatever the outcome, children inevitably learn to grow in confidence.
Also, during February our Year 3 and 4 Choir and Year 5 and 6 Choir performed at the Stratford Music Festival. This is a competitive festival and it is the first time in over 15 years that they have performed at this music festival. With only a half term to rehearse two new songs for each choir, our pupils did brilliantly. The competition stakes were high, but our children were a credit to themselves and the School; performing with energy and commitment, the judge commented on their “warm choral tone” and their “attractive singing”. We were placed 3rd and 2nd in class, earning themselves a merit and a commendation respectively. Lots of our children also entered the Stratford Music Festival independently as a soloist. With such blossoming talent within our school it is hardly surprising that the music department is flourishing!