Music

The Music Department

Music is very important at Oldfields!

All students at Oldfields are encouraged to make music in a wide variety of styles on a range of different instruments. There are regular opportunities for students to perform in class, assemblies and concerts within school, the local community and further afield.

Instrumental tuition is provided by a team of specialist peripatetic teachers from Entrust Music and Performing Arts. Lessons are available for all string instruments including acoustic and electric guitar, woodwind, brass and percussion.

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A number of music clubs are run on a weekly basis at lunchtimes and after school in which students of the appropriate standard are invited to take part. The ensembles and clubs that currently take place are Jazz Band, Choir, Vocal Group, Ukulele Group, Recorder Club, iMac Club, Drum Club and School Orchestra. Year 8 Music Mentors have the opportunity to run their own clubs based on their strengths and experiences.

An annual Music Weekend is held at Ingestre Hall for fifty students from the various ensembles. It is an intensive weekend of music making, culminating in a concert for family and friends.

We are very fortunate to have installed a suite of Apple iMac computers complete with MIDI Keyboards in the Music Department. This is a fantastic facility that enables students to create, record, edit and enhance their music, and offers the students the chance to make key musical decisions regarding timbre, structure and arrangement within a real musical experience.

Topics:
• Old Time Music Hall
• The Rainforest
• The Orchestra
• Tudor Music
Students learn Music through playing the recorder, various percussion instruments and singing. Students who have instrumental lessons are encouraged to extend their skills in class performances within the topics.