Music Department's Blog (63)

Stradbroke is alive with 'The Sound of Music'.

The new year has begun with much energy and enthusiasm as students in the creative and performing arts subjects at Stradbroke High gear up for their forthcoming full school production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music'. Following on from the huge success of 'Joseph' last year, a gifted and committed cast are busy working to refine their acting and singing skills for this classic musical. Tickets go on sale at the end of the month for the performances that will take place at…

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Added by Music Department on January 9, 2017 at 19:02 — No Comments

Examination Success for Stradbroke Musicians

Many congratulations to the following students for their achievement in the recent music examinations:

Lewis Rogers  Grade 3  Acoustic Guitar: Merit.

Heidi Bevan    Grade 1  Pianoforte:  Distinction.

Charlie Pipe    Grade 1  Pianoforte:  Distinction.

Added by Music Department on December 13, 2016 at 14:18 — No Comments

Stradbroke Pyramid Carol Service

Pupils from all our local primary schools celebrated in joyful song this evening with the orchestra and vocalists from the high school as accompaniment.

In front of a packed hall full of children, teachers and families, Mr Axtell began the evening with some (dreadful) Christmas Cracker jokes before…

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Added by Music Department on December 9, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School Christmas Concert 2016

Stradbroke musicians celebrated the arrival of Christmas in style with their annual Christmas concert in the main hall. An appreciative audience of parents and friends was treated to a polished festive selection of favourites from across a range of genres and periods. Soloists were joined by the school orchestra, choir, massed brass ensemble, samba ensemble, amplifier group and hand bell ensemble.

Skye Lintott and Courtney Debenham performed a beautiful arrangement of 'O Holy Night',…

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Added by Music Department on December 7, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Music Success for Marty

Many congratulations to our Head Boy, Marty Gionis, on being accepted into the County Youth Orchestra. The talented Stradbroke High Year 11 musician, who plays a number of instruments, successfully auditioned for the brass section on trombone. Well done.

Added by Music Department on November 14, 2016 at 18:06 — No Comments

Summer Weekend of Music for Stradbroke Pupils

Many congratulations to members of the Stradbroke High School orchestra for their fantastic contribution to two community events this weekend. On Saturday 10th September, they provided part of the musical entertainment at the 'Worlingworth Celebrates' event, which marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of Worlingworth Community Centre. They performed brilliantly as did Worlingworth Primary School choir to a very appreciative audience.

On Sunday 11th September members of the…

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Added by Music Department on September 11, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Stradbroke Music Exam Success for Brass Players

Congratulations to Mrs Ryan and the following Stradbroke brass players on their success in the recent summer music examinations.

Emily Havers           Grade 1 Trombone     Merit.

Lily Hunter             Grade 1 Cornet           Merit.

Ruby McCabe         Grade 1 Cornet           Merit.

Jessica McInnes       Grade 1 Cornet           Distinction

Eden Perkins           Grade 1 Cornet        …

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Added by Music Department on September 11, 2016 at 16:52 — No Comments

Outstanding Results for Stradbroke Year 11 Musicians

The talented Year 11 musicians of 2016 are celebrating after receiving their excellent results. The GCSE A*-C pass rate for music was a fantastic 100%, with 36% of students achieving A*-A.  Head of Music, Jonathan Williams said 'I am absolutely thrilled for the class of 2016. There were some outstanding results from Courtney Chilvers, Daniel Gibbs, Jamie Hurren and Jessica Rutherford, but the whole class have worked extremely hard and fully deserve this success. We wish them all the very…

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Added by Music Department on August 26, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

EMI Music Sound Foundation Grant Awarded to Stradbroke High School

The music department has successfully been awarded a grant from the EMI Music Sound Foundation to assist with an outreach project. The grant has allowed the school to purchase a number of woodwind instruments to support the development of woodwind teaching in some of our feeder primary schools. It will therefore allow those pupils who otherwise might never have the opportunity to learn the flute or clarinet, to have access to a good quality musical instrument. Head of Music, Jonathan…

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Added by Music Department on August 17, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Summer Concert in All Saints Church, Stradbroke.

Our summer musical celebration took place on the 7th July at All Saints Church.

The concert opened with a high energy medley of three songs from the musical 'Joseph' as a tribute to the fabulous full school production earlier in the year. In addition to the orchestra, there were also contributions from…

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Added by Music Department on July 12, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Exam Success for Year 8 Musicians.

Many congratulations to Spencer Pretty-Kent and Morgan Roper in their recent music exams. Spencer passed grade 3 pianoforte with merit, and Morgan passed grade 2 saxophone with distinction. It is great to see that their hard work and commitment to music paid off with these excellent results. Well done.

Added by Music Department on May 7, 2016 at 20:03 — No Comments

Music Exam Success for Ellie

Many congratulations to Ellie Ryan, who successfully passed her grade 6 Associated Board singing exam with merit.

Added by Music Department on April 25, 2016 at 14:44 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School awarded Bronze Music certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians

 

Stradbroke High School has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Bronze certificate in GCSE music.

This means that more than 10% of all its GCSE students achieved an A*- C in music GCSE in 2016, putting the school in the top 649 schools nationally and demonstrating that the school has an excellent music department.

Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians said:

‘Music is a hugely…

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Added by Music Department on April 22, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Music Exam Success for Lee and Marty

Many congratulations to the following Stradbroke music students, who were successful in their recent instrumental exams:

Lee Chilvers:  Grade 4 cornet passed with merit.

Marty Gionis: Grade 5 trombone passed with merit.

Added by Music Department on April 18, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Full School Production of 'Joseph' is a Huge Success.

It's been an absolute joy and a privilege to work with the fantastic cast of 'Joseph 2016'. This talented group of students have given their all to produce polished, high quality performances to a packed house across four days. There has been a real buzz in both the community and our feeder primary schools as a result of the passion and professionalism exhibited by this wonderful team. It was a stunning and memorable interpretation of this classic musical. We look forward to the next…

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Added by Music Department on March 18, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Pyramid Carol Service 2015

On the afternoon of the 11th December at the Parish Church of All Saints Stradbroke, musicians from Stradbroke High School were joined by those from a number of our feeder primaries, including Fressingfield, Laxfield, Stradbroke, Wilby and Worlingworth for our annual pyramid carol service.

Parents and friends from across our community gathered to hear the Christmas message presented in both music and readings. Many congratulations to all the schools who contributed so brilliantly to…

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Added by Music Department on December 11, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Christmas Concert 2015

Stradbroke musicians celebrated the arrival of Christmas in style with their annual Christmas concert in the main hall. An appreciative audience was treated to a festive selection of favourites from across a range of genres and periods. Soloists were joined by the brass ensemble, samba ensemble, jazz quartet, orchestra, choir, amplifier group and 'Orange Blues'.

Vocal solos from Annalise Rolfe, Summer Amass, Courtney Chilvers and Jessica Rutherford enhanced the contributions made by…

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Added by Music Department on December 8, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

School Orchestra Open Music Fund Raiser.

The school orchestra today got four days of fundraising off to a great start by opening the Stradbroke High School 'Musicathon'. Over the course of this week, numerous musicians from across the school are performing to raise money and awareness for both 'Children in Need' and the Syrian refugee crisis. The event has been organised by the new school council called VOSH (Voice of Stradbroke High). 

Added by Music Department on November 9, 2015 at 19:38 — No Comments

Informal Music Performance Evening.

On Tuesday 29th September a number of our gifted Year 10 and 11 musicians invited friends and family to an informal performance evening organised by the music department. The students, who are all studying music at G.C.S.E level, provided a varied and polished evening of entertainment. 

Solo piano performances from Jamie Hurren and Joseph Most demonstrated an accomplished maturity at the keyboard. There were also expressive vocal solos from Courtney Chilvers, Jessica Rutherford and…

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Added by Music Department on September 30, 2015 at 18:43 — No Comments

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