19 April 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

The culmination of many months of hard work from our students and staff, our spring concert celebrated music across the department with a focus on our Year 13 students who will shortly be embarking on the next stage of their journey. Those in the audience were really impressed with the students’ performances and it was wonderful to spot Alice Noble, our music teacher who is currently on maternity leave, with baby Clara – our youngest member of the audience! For those of you who weren’t able to make the concert, we are putting together a video featuring highlights of the event and hope to share this with you next week.

Mr Boyd, Lead Teacher for Music said: “Our school motto, Being the best we can be, was so true for our young musicians who performed in the Spring Concert. The creativity, respect, excellence, determination, independence and teamwork our students display, striving for the successes which were on show is a credit to their own personal motivation but also to those who support them. We wish our Year 13 students all the very best and we sincerely hope they all continue to enjoy making music wherever the coming years take them.

“I would like to thank my colleagues, both in the Music Department and across the whole school community, for their ongoing support helping to bring this concert to fruition. A particular thanks at this time goes to my colleague Jen Howard. Jen joined our department in January covering Alice Noble’s maternity leave. She has made a big impression already, especially on our trombonists!  During Alice’s maternity leave, the Chamber Choir are being very capably guided by Jeremy Harbottle and Dan Dickinson, and the choir is producing some excellent work.  I would also like to thank Dave Harris for all his support both in classroom and with the concert.

“All of our Instrumental Programme staff have been working hard with the students to support their musical development which make all of the ensembles we have possible.

“I very much appreciate, and never take for granted, the time, patience and support our students’ parents and carers give their children when learning to play a musical instrument or sing. Natural aptitude can only ever get you so far, consistent practice and determination is the key to all success in music.

Scroll to Top