Music Department

The Music department provides all pupils with the opportunity to learn to sing and/or play an instrument and develop a love for music through performing, composing and appraising

In years 7 & 8 pupils, have one period of music a week where they listen, perform and compose music from a variety of times and places using different instruments. In addition particular emphasis is placed upon vocal skills and music technology as the department has a set of 16 Apple computers. At Key Stage 4 pupils can go on to study the Edexcel BTEC First Award in Music or GCSE Music.

Pupils also have the opportunity to learn to play instruments taught by a team of staff from Birmingham Music Service. Pupils currently learn brass, string and woodwind instruments, along with drum kit, guitar, and steel pans. A variety of extra-curricular activities also take place such as our school show in February. We also host an area band that is open to budding instrumentalists from local schools and have a choir called ‘Faith’ that rehearses after school each week. The choir regularly performs both in and outside of school and plays a central role in the school’s liturgical life. The choir has also performed to the senior citizens of the Maryvale Community Project, worked with choirs in our local Catholic primary schools and performed at a number of other venues such as Bishop Walsh Catholic School and Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.

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