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Stradbroke High School Summer Concert 2014

An appreciative audience filled the main hall for our annual summer concert. A varied programme highlighted the breadth and depth of musical talent that exists in abundance at Stradbroke.

Polished performances from the choir, brass ensembles and orchestra were enhanced by confident solos and duets. Particularly memorable was Steve Cook’s technically assured performance on cornet of Handel’s Sonata in B flat.

In addition to the creativity exhibited by the ‘Amplifier’ groups, it…


Added by Music Department on July 3, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Stradbroke Pyramid Music Day

On Tuesday 1st July, over seventy five excited and enthusiastic Year 5 pupils from our feeder primary schools arrived at Stradbroke High for our annual pyramid music day. They took part in a variety of performance and composition workshops across the morning. The day culminated in a mini concert, where the primary school children were treated to performances by Year 7 saxophonists, the high school orchestra and the intermediate brass ensemble. This was followed by a massed performance by the…


Added by Music Department on July 1, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Northern Area Gala Concert

Well done to Mrs Ryan and the Stradbroke Band who performed brilliantly on Friday 9th May at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. The evening was organised by Suffolk County Music Service and saw musicians from the North Suffolk String Ensemble, North Suffolk Youth Concert Band as well as our own band performing a varied selection of music. The Stradbroke Band rehearses every Friday in term time at Stradbroke High School.

Added by Music Department on May 10, 2014 at 15:51 — No Comments

Year 8 Visit to Aldeburgh Music

On Wednesday 7th May as part of an enhanced learning day, Year 8 visited the internationally acclaimed music facilities at Snape Maltings. The guided tour included a visit to the wonderful concert hall with its amazing acoustics, as well as a look around the rest of the complex. The pupils also developed their understanding of the life and music of Benjamin Britten. Many thanks to the education team at Aldeburgh Music for an enlightening visit.

Mr J. Williams

Head of Music.

Added by Music Department on May 8, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Stradbroke musicians perform at First World War centenary event.

Musicians from Stradbroke High School performed at a memorable event to mark the centenary of the First World War. The day was organised by the Laxfield and District Museum, and took place in Laxfield on Saturday 3rd May. Music of the period was performed to an appreciative audience by children from the Stradbroke Pyramid Brass Band, conducted by Ruth Ryan. In addition, the school's 'Amplifier Group' performed two moving compositions of their own creation, which perfectly encapsulated the…


Added by Music Department on May 3, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School Christmas Concert 2013

Stradbroke High School Christmas Concert


An enthusiastic audience packed the main hall on the 5th of December for the annual Christmas Concert. Over seventy pupils from Year 7 all the way up to Year 11 took part, to convey aspects of the Christmas story through music. The range of music ensembles and soloists that performed was testament to the fact that music is really cherished and enjoyed by Stradbroke…


Added by Music Department on December 6, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School pupil hits the high notes with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Many congratulations to Steve Cook in Year 11, who performed with the Suffolk Youth Brass Ensemble at the Ipswich Regent Theatre on the 18th of October, alongside principal brass players from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve was one of only fifteen brass players selected from across the county to perform in this prestigious event. This was a wonderful opportunity for young Suffolk musicians to be taught by, and perform with professional brass players of international standing.

Added by Music Department on October 19, 2013 at 10:37 — No Comments

Peripatetic Music Lessons at Stradbroke.

A reminder to all instrumentalists that peripatetic music lessons start again during the week beginning the 9th of September. Please check your lesson times on the music corridor notice board.


Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on August 27, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Recommended Listening for Year 11 GCSE Musicians.

The John Wilson Orchestra will be performing a superb programme of American film music from the twentieth century on the 26th of August as part of the BBC proms season at the Royal Albert Hall. This is a must for budding GCSE musicians, as we will be studying film music as part of the course. Enjoy.

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on August 24, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Outstanding GCSE Music Results

Many congratulations to the music class of 2013 on your superb results. You should all be very proud of your achievements.

The music department achieved an A*-C pass rate of 90.9%.

Well done and good luck for the future.

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on August 22, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School Summer Concert

Just a note to say well done for the brilliant performances by all students who took part in the Summer Concert last night. You were all superb! The concert rounded off a really successful Intake Evening. Well done to all who performed in the quads during the earlier part of the evening too. It was lovely to hear the school alive with music.

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on July 11, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Pyramid Music Day 2013

We look forward to welcoming over 140 of our primary pupils tomorrow for the annual Stradbroke pyramid music day. This year we will be celebrating the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten (Suffolk's most famous musical son). The day will include a number of exciting performance and composition workshops, and ...even some samba!

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on June 17, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Whole School Production.

Many congratulations to all the cast and chorus who perfomed so brilliantly in our production of 'Shake, Ripple and Roll' on the 6th and 7th of March. The music and drama combined perfectly in a stunning performance, which was clearly enjoyed by a packed house on both nights.

Well done, and here's to the production of 2015!

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on March 8, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Pyramid Carol Service 2012

The Pyramid Carol Service will take place this year at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Fressingfield on the 11th December at 6.30pm. Musicians from Stradbroke High School and its feeder primary schools will be performing. Come and get the festive season off to a memorable start by joining us.

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on December 4, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School Christmas Concert

The Carol Concert will take place on the 6th of December in the main hall at 7pm.

Groups performing include the choirs, orchestra, woodwind ensemble, brass ensembles and amplifier group.

Please ensure that if you are performing in this event that you are in your seat by 6.45pm at the latest.

Thank you,

Mr Williams

Added by Music Department on November 29, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

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