Showing posts from January, 2015

Choir and Orchestra smash hits from 30th January 2015


The boys in Ms Doan's Year 9 desk...


If you play like this, I will conduct like this...

Rooming for Belgium

Ok people,

There will be a meeting FRIDAY 30th JAN (this Friday) at break to sort rooms.

The rooming allocation is as follows:


4 x Rooms of 4


8 x Rooms of 4
1 x Room of 2

If you come in 4s/2s all sorted, I will love you forever. If not, I will sort it.

Be there.

Mr G

Big Band: 28th Feb Set List and Rehearsal Info

Hi Big Band,

I hope you are having a lovely Christmas break. The gig will be on us before we know it, and we have just confirmed another awesome vocalist. So we need to get on it.

Please click here for a list a songs we will be playing on the 28th Feb.


Here is a rehearsal schedule for Thursday lunchtimes until the gig. Please come prepared every week. Any questions, ask me in advance. Until the concert, missing rehearsals without an amazing reason is just not good enough.

8th Jan
- Blues in the night
- Salt Peanuts
- Mustang Sally

15th Jan - 1130-1230 in Room 40
- I Won't Dance
- I Remember You
- Hit the Road Jack

22nd Jan (Sorry Beauty and the Beast people)
- Soul Bossa Nova
- Moondance
- Oleo

29th Jan
- Sway
- Fly me to the Moon
- When I Fall in Love

5th Feb
- Embraceable You
- Big Noise...
- You Are the Sunshine...

12th Feb
- Old Devil Moon
- Respect
- Why Don't You Do Right?

26th Feb
- Superstition
- I Feel Good
- Do Nothin'...

The Week of the Concert (TBC):

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Year 10: wider listening

In preparation for studying Chopin's Raindrop Prelude,  we recommend you listen to the other preludes from the collection.

Year 10: Romantic Music

As an introduction to Romantic music, we will be listening to and analysing this piece of music in our lessons: 4th and 5th movements of Symphony no. 6 by Beethoven.  I won't give anything else away for now...

GCSE Music Revision Guides

Below are links to do excellent Rhinegold guides, although you do have the information in your notes.
The OCR GCSE Study Guide (click here to purchase) is quite detailed but very useful.

The Revision Guide also comes with a playlistdownloadable from iTunes. I've not used it, but I am sure it will be useful with the music that goes with it. Click here to purchase it from Amazon.

Rehearsal Information for this week

Week Beginning 19th Jan 2015

**Due to the show rehearsals will continue to be disrupted this week. We will be back to normal next week!**

**Beauty and the Beast shows Weds, Thurs, Sat. GET YOUR TICKETS!**

All rehearsals in the Music Dept. unless otherwise stated.

Monday: NO Male Voice Choir

Tuesday: NO Concert Band, Clarinet Ensemble is ON at lunch, Beauty and the Beast Dress Rehearsal 0830-1250

Wednesday: NO Vocal Ensemble after school

Thursday: Big Band at lunch

Friday: Choir at lunch, NO Orchestra

For Beauty and the Beast rehearsal information, please see the Drama Blog.

Year 7 French: Directions Vocab

Click here for the PowerPoint you need.

Your task is to create a carte au trésor (treasure map), and then write directions to the buried treasure.

You can do the map by hand or on the computer, but you must type out your instructions in this lesson.

We will be hunting each other's treasure at the end of the lesson.

Year 10: Romantic Music and the Raindrop Prelude

In pairs, use the internet and other resources and write no more than 5 bullet points about the following:
1) The Romantic era and some features of its style; 2) The development of the piano and the rise of the virtuoso performer in the 19th century; 3) Some of the background to the life and works of F. Chopin (focus on Op. 28 Preludes).
Present your findings by hand or on a word document, which you can print out at the end of the lesson.   This will go in your folder.

Training Ensemble Rehearsals

Hi Girls

Just to let you know that due to Beauty and the Beast, I need to do band rehearsals on Wednesday lunchtimes for the next 2 weeks.  Really sorry.  We will resume on 21st January (the day Beauty and the Beast starts!) and the aim is to perform in this term's St Peter's lunchtime concert on Wednesday 11th February.   Really sorry we can't start back straight away but I am sure you will understand.
Ms D x

Beauty and the Beast: Information for the band

This post applies to members of the Beauty and the Beast band (most of you know who you are).

Thanks for agreeing to play with the Beauty and the Beast Band. It will be an amazing show!
Weds 21st Jan - 7pm Thurs 22nd Jan - 7pm
Sat 24th Jan - Matinee and 7pm (two shows)

Please make every effort to attend rehearsals. If you cannot, please talk to me.
The after school rehearsals are the most important. The technical and dress rehearsals are essential.

Weds 7th Jan - lunchtime
Mon 12th Jan - 3.30pm-5pm
Tues 13th Jan - lunchtime
Weds 14th Jan - lunchtime
Sat 17th Jan - technical rehearsal - band from 12.15pm-4pm
Tues 20th Jan - dress rehearsal - from 8.30am-12.50pm (note change of time)

Please let me know asap which rehearsals you can and can’t make.

Show dress: 
Ladies and Gents: smart all black.
Thanks again,

Mr Guinane