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The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra massed ensemble Great Hall

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What a fabulous day!

Our orchestra were thrilled to join with 350 primary and secondary aged children from all over Devon to rehearse and perform with some professional musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Our children worked really hard all afternoon rehearsing, and after tea we were joined by a huge audience of parents and friends for the performance. 

One of our parent helpers said, "the children were fantastic...a real credit to the school".

Well done everyone!

Rehearsing with Will Goodchild from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Our enormous Steel Pan concert!

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Singing at Pegasus court at Christmas

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At St Michael’s we are very proud of our music tradition.

 

All children in the school have regular music lessons during the year, with each child having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with their class. This year children have learnt ocarinas, recorders, ukuleles, steel pans,djembe drums, samba, guitars and gamelan.

 

The school has two choirs and an orchestra and regularly forms a band.  We have a strong tradition of performing whenever and wherever we can. In the past this has included at John Lewis, Heavitree Park, local nursing homes and churches, local high schools and in local music competitions as well as school concerts and in the annual outside ‘Summer Spectacular’.  

 

In March 2018, our Orchestra are looking forward to joining the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a massed schools performance at the University.

 

In addition we are very proud to offer the chance to have private music lessons with one of our brilliant peripatetic teachers who visit weekly.

 

Contact details are below and you can contact each teacher directly.

Here are what some of our teachers say about St Michael’s:

 

Tony Price (drum teacher) “I started teaching drums at St Michael’s in September 2005 and Fridays just wouldn’t be Fridays without St Michael’s. I really enjoy my work there, it’s a pleasure to be in a pleasant environment that is supportive and that encourages learning but is also aware of the Arts, especially music”.

 

Peripatetic Teachers

Mr Geraint Williams (piano) geraint6@hotmail.com

Ms Nikki Fitzgerald (oboe and recorder ) nikkieandstevenfitz@gmail.com

Mr Jesse Molins (guitar) jessemolins@hotmail.co.uk

Mr Jon Clode (violin) violinandpianotuition@gmail.com

Mr Josh Westrip (all brass) joshwbrass@gmail.com

Ms Susanne Jung (flute) susannejung100@gmail.com

Mr Tony Price (drums) admin@musicdevon.com

Mrs Jude Carter (saxophone and clarinet) judecarter70@gmail.com

 

 

To hire an instrument from Devon Music Services email

ldpdevonmusicserviceinstruments@babcockinternational.com

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