St Boniface RC Primary School

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Music Enrichment.                                      

St Boniface values the importance of music in children’s everyday lives.

Music is taught weekly and children from Year 1-6 receive specialist music teaching during the year. They learn the important musical skills of composition, singing, listening and appreciation.

Year 3 - Children in Year 3 take part in the singing project held by Wandsworth Music. They learn a variety of different songs in the Autumn Term and this leads up to a final performance, where the children perform to a large audience with lots of other schools.  Wandsworth Music teachers for the Singing Project are paid for via our Enrichment Fund.

Year 4Every child in Year 4 learns a brass instrument taught by Wandsworth Music, paid for via our Enrichment fund. Throughout the year they have lessons as a group and perform to the school in a series of mini-concerts. At the end of the year, the children are given a choice whether to continue learning their instruments and form the school’s brass band. The brass band get to perform at the school’s carol concert and also get invited to perform at the prestigious Mayor’s Gala Concert.

Brass Band - After their Year 4 studies, all students can choose to continue with a brass instrument and lessons at an extra charge.  The Brass Band practise after school with their Wandsworth Music teacher and have performed at concerts and school events. 

Whole School - Each phase or class learn carols that we perform online (COVID) or at St Boniface Church in our December Carol concert and the school choir and brass band traditionally perform here too.

School choir: The choir holds rehearsals every Friday morning at 8am for Key Stage 2 and is free to join. They learn a variety of challenging songs that involves harmonies and they get to develop different vocal skills. The choir also gets invited to sing with other schools for the Catholic Choirs Concert in the Spring term and it is a wonderful performance opportunity for them.

Flute - Flute lessons via Wandsworth Music happen in school two days a week. Lessons are available either as a part of a group or on an individual basis. It’s a great opportunity to learn an orchestral instrument and also participate in all school concerts. The flute is a great instrument to play for all ages, ideally year 2 upwards. If your child has previously learnt the recorder they will transition easily to the flute as it has similar fingerings. For more information contact Wandsworth Music directly and join in the flute fun we have in school. 

We are so fortunate as well to have been awarded our Music Mark for our high-quality commitment to music education. It is an amazing sign of recognition for the fantastic music teaching that happens at St Boniface.

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Wandsworth Music Lessons 

Wandsworth Music are offering the opportunity for your child to study a musical instrument in school with one of our expert tutors from September 2020. Playing a musical instrument builds confidence, makes children smarter and above all, it’s fun! There are so many benefits for your child so what are you waiting for?

Lessons can be taken in either an individual or group setting and will last 30 minutes. To discover which instruments are available in your school, as well as the costs involved, click apply.

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Musicians we have studied:

  • Aaron Copeland
  • John Williams
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Cecile Chaminade
  • Richard Wagner
  • George Bizet
  • Aram Khachaturan
  • Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Bedrich Smetana
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Isaac Albeniz
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Alexander Borodin
  • Johann Strauss 11

 

 

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