22/05/19

Music Department | Newsletter

The Spring Term and the start of the Summer Term has been a busy time for the Music Department preparing for concerts and AB Board Instrumental Music examinations.

In April, the school held its annual Spring Concert on Tuesday 2nd April. The following ensembles performed to a very high standard

Dhol Ensemble Symphony Orchestra
Training String Ensemble Quartet Viva
Clarinet Ensemble Sax Ensemble
Junior Flute Ensemble School Choir
Senior Flute Ensemble Wind Band

 

There were also some excellent solo performances from a number of girls.

Many, many thanks to all of you that give your time and commitment to practising, rehearsing and playing in all school musical events,

Your hard work gives pleasure to your parents, peer group and our wider community and helps to promote our School on Open Days.

Kings of the North Concert

On Tuesday and Wednesday 9th and 10th April, a number of our girls took part in the joint schools concert between KE Handsworth Girls, KE Handsworth Boys, KE Aston and Handsworth Wood Girls Academy. The girls contributed to the first half music through performances from the school choir, joint brass ensemble and saxophone ensemble.

A large number of our girls also then took part in the 2nd half, either as soloists or chorus members in the musical review. There were outstanding solo performances from Sarah Norton, Eliza Clarke and Nancy Rutter.

Associated Board Music Examination Results

The following girls are to be congratulated on passing their Associated Board Music examinations taken this term

Name

Instrument Grade

Result

AYMA AHMED HORN 3 MERIT
MEGAN BROWN FLUTE 3 PASS
RAEANNE DAVIDSON ALTO SAXOPHONE 6 DISTINCTION
CHRISTINA DE SOUSA FLUTE 3 MERIT
JAYA JHOOTI VIOLIN 5 PASS
EMILY MACZKA CLARINET 4 PASS
CATHERINE MCCORMACK CLARINET 4 MERIT
HAJOON NA CLARINET 3 MERIT
JUSTINE PRESCOD CLARINET 4 PASS
ARDEN ROWLEY ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 DISTINCTION
TARA SEKHON FLUTE 2 PASS
NAINA SIDHU VIOLIN 1 PASS
HIBA ZAIDI VIOLIN 2 PASS

 

Year 13 Leavers

We have now also got to the time of year when we have to say goodbye to girls in year 13.

These five girls have been invaluable members of the music department throughout the last seven years at King Edward VI Handsworth School

Lauren Armitage

Priyanka Jhooty

Meg O’Hanlon

Sarah Norton

Laura Smith