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Terrific Travelling Tubas

Year 7 students enjoyed an interactive performance from Travelling by Tuba.  The pair, one of the UK’s most successful classical music duos, gave an eclectic performance encouraging students to take music lessons before inviting them to take part in their own...
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Going for the Grade

Having had the summer to practice, Year 8 students took their grade one music exams with 96 students receiving a pass.  The cohort were the first to take part in our ‘School Orchestra Project’ where every child received a free instrument to learn last year.  We are...
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Leeds College of Music

Drama and music students visited Leeds College of Music for a workshop day to experience what a conservatoire has to offer at undergraduate level. Students attended workshops such as recital preparation, composition, physical theatre and musical theatre as well as making links...
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Fun with Folk

We were excited to meet Bob Fox, a folk signer and cast member of the acclaimed West End musical ‘Warhorse’.  He joined Year 10 for a question and answer session and shared his passion for folk music as part of the Beyond The Band Pit project. Click here to see a short clip...
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Going Beyond the Band

Sunderland Music Hub have organised and funded ‘Beyond the Band Pit’ which is a series of workshops around song writing, leading to a competition with the chance to perform on the Sunderland Empire stage. As part of this, Year 10 Music Students are completing the Arts Award and...
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Marvellous Maestros

Well done to our musical prodigies who have passed their latest musical grading exams. Jack Stead received a distinction for his Grade 4 piano, Joseph Gonzalez picked up a distinction for Grade 8 clarinet and a merit for his Grade 6 Theory, whilst Callum...
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Orchestra Project Presents to Primaries

The School Orchestra Project is gathering pace. Students from our current orchestra have visited local primary schools to give pupils some one-to-one tutelage as well as a chance to try new instruments. Every student joining Year 7 will be provided with a free instrument as...
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Musical Masterclass

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Wharton (Year 12) and Joseph Gonzalez (Year 9) have successfully auditioned for the Centre for Advanced Training at Sage.  As a result they will be given the best musical tuition available every Sunday with Musicians from The Northern...
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Pupils Tune Up

Imagine having the opportunity to be part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance that takes the audience through a voyage of musical discovery through a world of classical masterpieces alongside well-known TV and film themes. Sounds like a dream, but one that came...
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Rock School

Our after school clubs and activities continue to prove popular. One club in particular, hosted by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Shaw, is really rocking our students’ world! ‘Rock School’ is an enrichment time club that invites pupils who are passionate about rock to try their hand at...
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