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Rocksteady Launch Assembly

The children thoroughly enjoyed welcoming Ben from Rocksteady Music to our school to teach us about the different instruments we could play in a rock band. Some of us (teachers and children) even had a go at playing some of the instruments too. We are looking forward to forming our own bands after the holidays and peforming in our end of term concerts- watch this space!

Ensemble concert at Birmingham Conservatoire

On Monday 18th March 9 children from St Edward's took part in  the SFE Area Gala Concert at  Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The children had the chance to perform 3 pieces in front of several other schools and a live audience. This was a great experience for the children and they were a credit to the school and their music teacher.

Feedback from the ensemble:


I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks for your participation in the Area Gala Concert Series. Your school's ensemble brought a vibrant energy and talent to the series that contributed immeasurably to its success.


We fully understand and appreciate the amount of work and planning that goes into organising a school trip. From coordinating with parents, handling logistics, ensuring the safety of the students, to preparing the ensembles for their performance, each step requires a significant amount of time and effort. 

On behalf of our entire team, I want to express our sincere gratitude for the effort you've put into being a part of the Area Gala Concert Series. Your dedication not only enriches the musical culture of our community but also creates invaluable experiences for the students.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Youth Proms at Symphony Hall in July and wish you all the best in your continued efforts to nurture the musical talents of your students.

Once again, thank you for your outstanding contribution.


Best wishes 

Mrs Charlotte Buxton

Deputy Head of Music Service

Our School Song

Following on from our wonderful visit from UB40 last year, the children have commemorated this event by creating a school song unique to Saint Edward's. The children used the tune to the UB40 song 'Ivory Madonna' and worked together to write their own lyrics based on what it means to be a pupil at Saint Edward's. We sang it together in our launch assembly and will be using it in assemblies and gatherings throughout the year. We hope you like it.

Making Musical instruments in Reception

In Reception the children have enjoyed making their own musical instruments and using them to dance and play along with some of our favourite songs by UB40.

Celebrating Black History Month with African drumming workshops

Children in Years Reception, Year 1 and 2 took part in an African drumming workshop as part of our celebration of Black History Month. The children used a traditional West African drum called a Djembe. They went on an African safari, creating noises for the different animals they came across and took part in a call and response chants. The children had a wonderful time.

" I loved the drums. They were so loud."

"Playing the drums was fun."

"I liked to band the drum loud."

Music Lessons we offer in school

The Brian Travers Music Room

After our amazing visit from UB40 we now have a wonderful new music room which is dedicated to the musician Brian Travers. This is a wonderful space for children to have lessons with their peripatetic teachers and also to enjoy making music together as a class. 

UB40 visit St Edward's

Towards the end of last year, we were blessed by a visit from local band UB40 . They joined us for a special assembly where each year group got to perform one of the bands' hits to the band themselves. It was a wonderful experience for all involved, and one which the children and staff will never forget.


Progression of Music Skills from EYFS to Year 6