On Tuesday 11th October, the first Soirée of the academic year took place in the Inner Hall. Impressively, 21 pupils performed! This is a fantastic number, considering the short time in which pupils have had to learn new repertoire.
The evening saw performances on: piano, violin, guitar, flute, drums, voice, clarinet and saxophone, in Year 3 up to Year 8. Many were performing for the very first time, which is such an achievement.
Support and warmth filled the Inner Hall. Words of encouragement could be heard between pupils, and lots of thumbs up and smiles were visible. Such a wonderful environment for all our performers, be it first time performers or more experienced performers.
As spoken about on the evening, music has so many benefits for us all, no matter what our age. There are so many skills that can be taken from learning music, so many more skills than just playing an instrument. Here is the quote shared by Thomas S (yr 8) and Millie J (yr 8), from Gerald Ford:
“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”
There is so much collaborative learning that happens in music lessons and these skills will last a lifetime.
Congratulations to all our performers. Onwards and upwards!
(Director of Music)