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 are a part of a ‘creative arts rotations’ where they attend either Music, Drama or Art for two lessons a week for a term before rotating to another subject.
Within music they listen, perform and compose music from a variety of times and places using different instruments. At Key Stage 4 pupils can go on to study the Edexcel BTEC First Award in 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, Keyboard and vocals along with drum kit, guitar, and steel pans. A variety of extra-curricular activities also take place throughout the year. 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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