Bringing Out The Best In Every Child
Mrs Crabtree teaches singing in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Our school has strong links with Wardle High School. Music teachers from Wardle visit the school to teach children to play brass and woodwind instruments. Mr Lee Rigg teaches brass and Mrs Jane Conway teaches woodwind.
Lessons are not funded by the school, charges are kept to a minimum.
Lessons cost £50 per term and are payable in advance. An annual charge of £25 is made to cover the hire and insurance of the musical instruments. Children are taught in groups of no more than eight.
We have a senior band and a training band. These rehearse during the lunch break.
Those children who are developing well are invited to take the ABRSM music grades. Sometimes additional lessons are offered to support the children in developing their solo playing skills.
Music is a performing art and we encourage our children to perform in concerts as soon as they are able. We expect band members to be smart, wearing a white long sleeved shirt, grey skirt or trousers and school tie. The school loans band members a waistcoat. All children are expected to wear black shoes.
As well as playing at concerts, the children are invited to attend a range of very important events. For example, on Tuesday 1st March 2016 the band played for the Mayor and local community at Littleborough station. The children then went on the train to Hebden Bridge through the Summit tunnel. This was to mark the 175th anniversary of the Summit Train tunnel.