Music at St Austin's...
At St Austin’s School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Music, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Music, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
Young Voices 2020...
Congratulations to our wonderful choir who performed at Young Voices at the Resorts World Arena on Thursday 16th January. They performed as part of a massed choir, made up of 6264 children and definitely sang their hearts out. Miss Vaz and the other staff were very proud of the children as they all behaved brilliantly and were a real credit to the school. Miss Vaz would like to thank the children for their dedication and can’t wait for the choir’s next performance at “Stafford’s Gotta Sing” on the 26th February!
Opportunities this year:
-All KS2 pupils are taught music by Mrs Helliker (from BWH) once a fortnight.
-Teachers use "Charanga", a scheme, to enhance music lessons.
-KS2 children have the opportunity to learn guitar, clarinet or flute.
-KS1 children have taken part in steel pan / African drum workshops with a professional musician.
-There are 38 children in the KS2 choir who performed at Young Voices 2020, the school Christmas fair and nursing homes over the Christmas period.
-Year 3 performed at St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival (5th December)
-Manchester Camerata will be working with a KS2 class to compose and write a song, based on Fantasia, which will be performed at Staffordshire County Showground.
Achievements last year (2018-2019):
-KS2 children have had the opportunity to learn the guitar, flute or clarinet.
-KS1 have had the opportunity to play instruments such as the steel pans with a professional musician.
-We have enjoyed taking part in Whole School Retreat Days with Dan & Emily from One Life Music.
-Our Y3 class performed at St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival and Staffordshire Big Sing.
-Our school choir took part in Young Voices at Birmingham Resorts World Arena, singing with 5000 other children.
-All our children have taken part in regular hymn practices.
The Best of the Best...
Here are some famous composers and musicians from the world of music.
Could you aspire to be one of them in the future?
Wolfgang Mozart Ed Sheeran Lera Auerbach Clara Schumann