Masterful performances from Junior School musicians
Junior School pupils demonstrated their fantastic musical ability as they impressed audiences with an exciting series of shows and competitions.
Audience wowed at Music Festival
The annual Music Festival was held in the Senior School’s Main Hall at the end of June.
Deputy Headmaster Mr Simon Milnes welcomed pupils, parents, grandparents and siblings to the show before Junior Orchestra aptly opened the Festival with “Singin’ In The Rain” following what had been a very rainy school day.
After Junior Orchestra’s Beethoven rendition, Florence H from Year Six performed a solo piece on guitar whilst her year group peer Eleanor T played the flute, accompanied by Mrs Ruth Cole on piano.
Year Three and Four Choir had the audience singing and clapping along with a collection of songs from The Greatest Showman, including “A Million Dreams”, “Eyes Wide Open” and “This Is Me”. They then performed “Naughty” from Matilda.
The Ukulele Ensemble saw the crowds uplifted again with Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” and a creative piece of their own. Mr Ollie Mills explained to the audience that learning the Ed Sheeran song had helped the ensemble expand their chord repertoire.
Next up was the Drum Ensemble who played an energetic and fun culmination of rhythms learnt over the term.
To close the Festival, Junior Choir came to the stage to impress the audience with George Ezra’s “Shotgun”, before performing the emotional Young Voices song, “One Small Voice”, which included solos by Year Six pupils, Klara J and Emma B.
Houses Music competition
The Junior School Hall was filled with tuneful compositions as pupils from Years Three to Six took part in a Houses Music competition.
Mr Michael Dow, the Senior School’s Head of Music, was the judge and he was impressed with the talent on show as the musicians used instruments such as piano, drums and double bass to play their pieces.
Congratulations to Poppy D who won the Year Three section, Charlotte U who picked up the Year Four prize, Year Five winner Clara Z and Year Six victor Harrison W.
Well done to everyone who competed in the heats and to the other finalists: Georgiana H, Marco B, Thom K, Charlotte S, Melika M, Mehul V, Samarth V, Toby G, Erin R, Sam H, Lilly C, Patrick Z and Caitlin H.
Year Five Class Pieces
There was a packed out audience in the Junior School Hall as Year Five pupils played their Class Pieces.
The crowd were captivated by the number of accomplished solo performances they heard and they thoroughly enjoyed the songs that each class played as a group.
Music at SGJS
Pupils of all ages are encouraged to pick up an instrument and discover a love of music. Our dedicated Music Room is a hub of musical enthusiasm which spreads across the school and budding talents can take part in a range of co-curricular music clubs to enhance their enjoyment.
Pupils can continue their musical journey in the Senior School, where exceptional musical opportunities are available for every child via a diverse and inclusive programme of activities – delivered by an outstanding team of music staff.