Music

Music is very important at Great Bedwyn.

We are very pleased to welcome back Laura Barker to take over the running of our School orchestra.  They are busy rehearsing hard for the Christmas concert so we look forward to their performance.

We have a vibrant school choir – here is a link to them singing the Great Bedwyn School song:

Up up and away

In Great Bedwyn School, the children enjoy a good introduction to music. As the children get older they have many opportunities to play a wide variety of instruments, some which are taught by the school music teacher and others by volunteers and paid peripatetic teachers.

There are opportunities to learn guitar, piano, flute, saxophone, clarinet and violin. Each week a selection of our musicians have the opportunity to play for the whole school in our Celebration assembly.

We hold concerts throughout the year to celebrate the talents of our musical pupils and many of them often support events that are taking place in the village out of school hours.

Many of our children sing in the choir and this takes place sometimes during the school day and at other times it runs as an after school club for children from year 3 up.  We also have a fledgling school orchestra, conducted by Mr Byrne, formed together with pupils from Preshute Primary School, which performed very  successfully at the Christmas concert.

As well as being heard at concerts the children perform at the local residential homes for the elderly, where their talents are always appreciated.

On January 16th 2017, Year 5 and Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to perform at the O2 at the Young Voices concert with over 8000 other voices.  It was a spectacular event which both parents and children enjoyed.

During our values week in January 2017, Year 6 sang the beautiful song “What a wonderful world” to reflect the values of respect and responsibility.

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December 2016 was a very busy month.  Our choir sang at the Christmas lights switch on, visited our community by singing at the local care home Brendoncare, joined the Bedwyn Millennium Choir to sing at their concert and participated in a fantastic carol service at St Mary’s Church in Bedwyn.  Our newly formed handbells group has been a great success.

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In Year 3, we offer pupils the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with the peripatetic music teachers who visit our school.  These private music teachers operate their timetables, group sizes and prices slightly differently.  The music teachers only have a limited number of lesson slots available due to instrumental lessons only taking place outside of lesson time and the Music room space being in high demand.

ViolinMs Lindo
Flute, clarinet, sax, trombone, cornet, hornMr Crouter
GuitarMr Randall
PianoMr Lucas
PianoMrs Fry

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