Spring 2021 update
We’re back! During lockdown, the music department ran two projects (vocal and instrumental) to make sure that all students continued to have a meaningful exposure to music and the opportunity to perform. The choir produced a poignant version of ‘Lean on Me’, whilst the whole school band recorded a spirited version of Uptown Funk. All performances were recorded at home and edited by Ms Fenn (over several hours!)
The return to school saw the production of another virtual event- ‘Barton Court Young Musician of the Year’ which was open to Y7 and Y8 students. Students were encouraged to submit solo performances, which could be on any instrument and any style. There were a lot of talented entries, and Ms Fenn felt that all performers deserved recognition, so created a ‘winner’s video’ to celebrate this. The top three students (1 Y8 and 2 Y7s) clearly have bright futures within the performing arts!
Winter 2020 update
Normally at this time of year, the Music Department is a hub of activity, preparing performances for the Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral, charity events, carol singing and a winter concert. Ms Fenn was determined to keep the Christmas spirit going, so invited students (and staff!) to participate in a virtual winter concert. This featured students from all year groups and the ‘bubbled’ ensembles combined virtually to produce some excellent performances. It was also really pleasing to see a significant amount of Y7 students involved as both soloists and as part of the school groups.
Autumn 2020 update
The Music Department was delighted to return to in person music making in September, and Y11 celebrated by producing a short showcase of pieces that they were working on within their instruments/vocal lessons. As always, there was a wide variety of genres and styles, with all students demonstrating that their time at home during the last academic year was well spent.
Summer 2020 update
Despite the many challenges that have faced the performing arts this year, the music department has managed to keep spirits up by working on a virtual project with the whole school choir. Students have learnt ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana and felt that it’s inspiring message was very relevant in these troubled times. This recording features students from Y7-Y13. Enjoy!
|Year 11 Showcase - October 2020|
|Winter Concert - A virtual Celebration|
|Lean On Me|