Music Department News
Thursday, February 15, 2024
This half term has been particularly busy in the Music Department. In addition to running extracurricular clubs such as Beginner and Junior Bands, ukulele club and singing club, Mrs Davis has taken several groups of students to venues around the West Midlands.
On Friday 26th January students from all year groups were part of the largest children's choir in the world, Young Voices. Our students joined 5,000 others in the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham to perform to an audience of 10,000. They sang with MC Grammar and jazz performer Natalie Williams, and danced with street dance group Urban Strides. Austin Godwin, Year 8, said "it was brilliant, just like being at a real concert except we were part of the band. I can't wait to go next year!"
On Wednesday 7th February students from Year 7 attended a schools concert performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. They learned about the different sections of the orchestra and were treated to performances including Dvorak's Wind Seranade and Bolero by Ravel. In particular they enjoyed hearing The Wizarding World by John Williams (from the Harry Potter films) and dancing to Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones which was used as the theme music to Austin Powers.
Next term sees the Choir joining other local secondary schools to perform Will Todd's Mass in Blue at Worcester Cathedral.