Extra Curricular Music

 

The Music Department at St Michael’s has two classroom music teachers, as well as a team of 14 highly-experienced peripatetic instrumental/vocal teachers.

Many students at St Michael’s learn an instrument at school, with over 130 lessons taking place every week. Students can start to learn an instrument in any year group of the school, whether a beginner or experienced player, and applications for lessons can be handed in at any point during the year. Interested students should ask Mr Daly for an application form.

The department runs a range of ensembles, for students who have not long been learning their instrument, to players and singers at Grade 8 and beyond. A detailed list of ensembles can be found below. There are frequent opportunities for students to perform at concerts, as well as part of liturgies and masses, and the annual Carol Service. The Music Department regularly collaborates on performances with the Drama Department - most recently West Side Story in 2017. The Music Department also has a history of concert tours to Europe, most recently to Prague in 2016, and we will be going to Amsterdam in July 2018.

 

Activity

Day

Junior Choir

Any students in Years 7, 8 and 9

Monday 1:25-2pm

Jazz Band

Any wind or brass players, guitar, bass and drum kit

Tuesday 1:25-2pm

Guitar Ensemble

Open to all

Wednesday 1:25-2pm

Chamber Orchestra

Orchestral players above Grade 5

Wednesday 1:25-2pm

Chamber Choir

Any students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13

Thursday 1:25-2pm

Brass Ensemble

Any brass players

Thursday 1:25-2pm

Grade 5 Theory Class

Limited space – see Mr Daly if you would like to take part.

Thursday 1:25-2pm

Junior Orchestra

Orchestral players from Grades 2 to 5

Friday 1:25-2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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