We celebrate a range of different music through our curriculum and we teach children to consolidate their skills in performing, composing, listening and appraising. Music is linked to the half-termly topic where possible.
Our music room is timetabled for use by classes and is well-stocked with a wide range of instruments.
Each class in the school receives a term’s worth of music provision from outside specialists which reinforces skills and widens opportunities. A weekly singing assembly celebrates music and communal singing.
Extra-curricular music is provided through instrumental lessons and clubs such as choir, and we take part in regular events at prestigious London venues.
School of Pop
The Bevington School of Pop is a 60-strong choir which rehearses weekly.
We learn a range of music from choir classics to arrangements of popular tunes.
In February 2017, the School of Pop performed at the O2 Arena in London and we are booked to perform again in 2018.
We also have an auditioned Chamber Choir which is made up of talented singers across key stage 2. We are excited to be performing at the V & A Museum this year.
For children and parents of choir members, please click below to access our portal of videos and backing tracks to support learning the songs for upcoming concerts.
The Bevington School Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble of 20 musicians which rehearses weekly. We learn a range of music from classical pieces to arrangements of popular tunes. Any KS2 children who are already learning an instrument are welcome to audition. We perform on our own as part of our school’s concert series, and in conjunction with the School of Pop and Chamber Choir.
Our Samba Band comprises 10 talented drummers and percussionists. We rehearse weekly and learn a variety of authentic Brazilian samba pieces. Children learn a range of instruments from our collection, including Surdo (large drum), Ganza (shaker), Tamborim (small drum) and Caixa (snare). We have a concert planned for Summer 2017, and we also anticipate a collaboration in preparation for the Notting Hill Carnival,
We currently offer weekly instrumental lessons in Piano, Guitar, Ukulele and Drums; we are also able to offer string and wind instruments upon request.. These take place on either an individual group basis, and are taught by experienced professional musicians. We are able to offer targeted places for parents who feel unable to make a financial contribution, as we strongly feel that access to quality musical education should be available to all. All pupils who receive instrumental lessons are offered places in our school ensembles, and talented instrumentalist will be offered solo or recital opportunities through the year.