It has been a wonderful few weeks filled with Music here at Saint Edward's! For many months now our classrooms have been filled with a variety of song and musical pieces.
We began with our Music Evening last Tuesday when over 100 pupils ranging in age from Reception Class up to Year 6, performed for an audience filed with friends and family. Violins, cellos, accordions, recorders, flutes, pianos and the amazing steel pans were all played with great skill and enthusiasm. It also provided us the opportunity to say a fond farewell to Mr Beilby who has been our Violin teacher for over 28 years.
This week our focus shifts completely from a sedate musical evening, to the wonderful musical Oliver! The children of Year 6 have been putting all the energy into rehearsals for this amazing experience and we can safely say that we have some extremely talented children in our school!
Next week, the final week of term, sees us participating in two musical experiences.
On Tuesday 20 children from Year 6 will be entertaining the public with their Steel Pan skills and amazing singing in a Musical Celebration at Bishop Challoner. Students from Year 11 have written their own song especially for us to learn and we will be joining 4 other primary schools from our cluster group.
Finally, on the last day of term, 40 children from Year 5, 4 and 3 will be participating in a truly amazing experience...they have been invited to sing a melody of songs at Birmingham Symphony Hall along with the Symphony Orchestra, a Jazz Band and other fabulous musicians from across the Midlands! The children have been working so hard to prepare for this gala and have secretly been adding dance moves to their wonderful voices.
We all hope that you have been enjoying our special talents both vocally and musically this year and we have already booked our date for the Young Voices Concert on the 10th January next year. Mrs Bettam