Music - Queen Mary's High School
July 2016Next Month
|25||26Y10/12 Goal Setting||27||28||29Y11 PSHCEE||30Y7 Lichfield Trip|
|1||2RS - All Y10 Medical Ethics off timetable all day||3||4|
|5||6||7External Student Family Day||8||9||10Y12 to Y13 Opt in||11|
|12||13||14||15||16Y8 Parents Evening||17||18|
|2||3||4||5Parent Drop In||6Arts EventHouse Dance||7Staff Training Day||8|
|23||24||25Open Morning||26Head Girl Assembly||27Junior Maths Challenge Y8Open Morning||28||29|
|4||5||6Y12 Normal timetableYear 8 RS Day||7||8||9||10|
|18||19||20||21Y9 Dovedale TripY10 Parents Evening||22||23||24|
|25||26Y7 Transition Evening||27External Student - Sixth Form Student for a Day||28Y10 Carding MilY7 Transition Day||29Reserve Sports Day||30|
|2||3||4Birmingham HE Conference tbc||5||6||7||8|
|9||10||11||12||13||14End of Term||15|
Music is the language of the soul and the outlet for our feelings. Music can bring together, intellect and feeling, enabling personal expression, reflection and emotional development. Through Music students can develop self-discipline and creativity and acquire aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment. They learn about Music in a cultural and Historical context. Students develop knowledge and transferable skills which remain for life and lead to a world of work in an industry which employs nearly a quarter of the work population.
The Music Department aims to educate students through Music by:
- developing sensitivity towards Music through personal experience
- helping students experience a wide range of emotions more readily available through Music than through other forms of communication
- developing an appreciation and enjoyment of Music through active involvement in:
- Listening & Appraising
- promoting understanding and development of skills as a basis for further study
The Department is housed in a Suite of rooms used for teaching, rehearsing and a dedicated ICT room with keyboards and computers which also have software for independent learning. All students from key stage 3 to key stage 5 are taught by qualified Musicians and all our instrumental teachers are highly qualified professional Musicians.
All students are encouraged to participate in Choir, Gospel choir, and instrumentalists are expected to participate in Orchestra and other instrumental ensembles. Our annual Cabaret performance is open to all students whose performance in singing and dancing are in all genres.
Please do see our wonderful Christmas Concert from 2015. We joined up with Queen Mary's Grammar School and the choirs and orchestras were in fine form. Click here to see the video we have produced.