In Music, students have the opportunity to perform, create and learn to understand a wide range of music from different countries and cultures.
In weekly Music lessons we practice singing, drumming, keyboards, ukuleles and guitars, working towards performing as a band. We also study the elements of music and how to create songs. There will be opportunities to do this on computers and iPads using music software.
We have an exciting range of extra-curricular groups to get involved with, including Choir, Big Band, Rock Band and String Orchestra, and extra opportunities to practice in Piano Club. There are regular concerts involving our students and trips to see performances around Manchester. The department collaborates with the rest of the Expressive and Performing Arts Faculty to put on a yearly Musical.
Meet the Music department
Head of Music
Teacher of Music
Teacher of Music & Drama
We offer instrument lessons in addition to Music lessons:
Miss Yarwood- Singing & Piano
Mr Rudden - Drums, Bass & Guitar
Mrs Compson - Woodwind
Mrs Wren - Strings
Mr Thom - Ukulele & Guitar
Mr Martin - Brass
Listen to a different piece of music each day from a singer or bands who's name begins with a different letter of the alphabet each day. Use the calendar to help you keep track of your listening.
A message about Music from Mr Stannard (Head of Music)
What will you study during music lessons in Year 7 & Year 8?
Take a quick video tour of the Music department
We offer a range of extra-curricular clubs after school
Useful websites for home learning
Primary school tour
Our Big Band and Choir may have performed in your school at Christmas. Did you see us?
Watch performances from professional musicians
Use music technology including sound and lighting
Take part in workshops on exciting instruments