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Small group instrumental Lessons

 

Instrumental teaching is a very important part of our music provision at Springbank, with over 100 children from Years 2 to 6 accessing small group instrumental lessons every week. Our visiting tutors come from Leeds ArtForms, and lessons are taught in small groups of between 2 and 5 students, lasting for 20-30 minutes weekly. Children can learn to play:

 

Woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe) with Mrs Kenwood - Herriot

Brass (cornet, tenor horn, trombone) with Mr Marchesi

Strings (violin, cello, double bass) with Ms Brown

Guitar with Mr Elvin

Keyboard with Ms Fabri

Drums with Mr Bowes

 

The children gain many exciting opportunities from these lessons:

  • Perform in Assemblies and Concerts
  • Join our school Orchestra when they are ready to play with others.
  • Enter graded music exams when they are ready.
  • Join City of Leeds ensembles to further develop their skills and meet other young musicians from across the city.

Our instrumentalists in action:

ArtForms offer a wide range of ensembles and opportunities for our children. Please click the links below to visit their website for further information, and to find out more about the ensembles that are open to our young musicians:

Springbank Orchestra

Our Orchestra goes from strength to strength, and children are invited to join once they have been playing their instrument for around a year. The ensemble is currently made up for students from across Year 3 to Year 6, and we perform regularly during the year, for parents and other students. Recent concerts have included performances of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" the "Mission Impossible" theme and the pop song "Dark Side". 

 

Click on the links below to watch us in action:

 

Springbank Orchestra "Dark Side" Summer Concert

 

Springbank Orchestra - "Ode to Joy" - Summer Concert

 

Springbank Singers

 

Our choir is open to all children in Years 3 to 6 with weekly rehearsals to prepare for our numerous performances every year. Recent events have included:

 

  • Performing at Sheffield Arena for the amazing "Young Voices".
  • Singing in the community at the "Farsley Live at Home" luncheon for some of the older members of our local area.
  • Performing at the school Summer Concert.
  • Our Year 5 and 6 singers performing as part of a 400-strong schools choir for the City of Leeds Youth Music Festival that took place at Leeds Direct Arena.

 

Click on the link below to see our choir joining with our guitarists to perform "Count on Me":

 

Choir and Guitarists at the Summer Concert

 

After-School Music Clubs

 

Our aim at Springbank is to be inclusive as possible, so that as many children as possible enjoy the positive experiences that making music can bring. Springbank Orchestra and Singers rehearse through out the school year, but we also run a different after-school club every term, to broaden our musical offer, and allow children to have a taste of a range of musical activity. Recent clubs have included:

  • Drumming - the children explored body percussion, bucket drumming, chair drumming and cup rhythms.
  • Making Music Club - all the children worked together to write lyrics and compose their own song "Friends from the Stars".
  • Key Stage 1 Choir - a chance for Year 1 and 2 children to form their own choir and perform the songs they enjoy.
  • KS2 Rock Band project - guitarists and bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers visited Priesthorpe's Rock Band for after-school sessions, being mentored and taught by high school musicians, and putting together the song "Sunflowers" by Post Malone

 

Click on the links below to watch and listen to some of the brilliant music the children have created in their clubs:

 

Drumming Club - Chair drumming: Rock Song Medley

 

Key Stage 1 Choir performing "Supercalifragilistic"

 

Making Music Club's original song "Friends from the Stars"

 

KS2 Rock Band with Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

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