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MUSIC

Music at our School

At Velmead Junior School every child will have their music lessons in class with their own teacher, however there are lots more ways to enjoy music here.

Instrument Lessons
There is also the opportunity to have lessons from Hampshire Music Service to learn a specific instrument for example the Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Trumpet, Saxophone, Strings, Brass, Drums/Percussion etc.  If you are interested in these lessons please ask the office for more information.

Rocksteady
In September 2016 Rocksteady Music Lessons began. For more information about Rocksteady and how to apply for a place please click here.

Music Clubs
All Music Clubs are free to attend and run by Mrs Mack and Mrs Burrell in the music room.
For more information about all of the clubs and when they run, please look at the clubs page by clicking here. 

Music Concerts
We usually hold a concert towards the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms. However there are also lots of other opportunities for the children to perform to the school and visitors.  Concerts will be advertised in the newsletters and in the school calendar.

Music Events

The music department hold concerts and performances throughout the year to the school, parents and at community events. Events planned for this term can be found on the School Calendar

Forthcoming Concerts

Summer Concert
Wednesday 3rd July 5.30pm - 6.30pm 

Hampshire Music Service Recorder Jamboree 20th June 2019

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On Thursday 20th June 8 members of the Recorder Ensemble went to the HMS Recorder Jamboree in Chandlers Ford, Nr Winchester.  They practiced for the afternoon with Karen Middleton a HMS Recorder Specialist along with nearly 100 children from other schools and a live band. Then we preformed a concert to a large audience of famly and friends. Well done to everyone who took part.  Thank you to Mr Pulman for driving the minibus and the Parents that were able to attend the concert and return the children home.  

HMS Primary Vocal Festival March 2019

We took 27 of our singers to join over 120 children from 5 local schools to sing at Calthorpe Park School.  This was an amazing event, the singing was fantastic and the behaviour of our children was impeccable. 

Recorder Ensemble at South Farnborough Infant School 13th February 2019

On Wednesday 13th February our Recorder Ensemble went to South Farnborough Infant School to perform.  The Year 2 children are be learning to play the Recorder this term, their teachers wanted the children to hear our musicians play.  We took 5 different recorders, the Bass, Tenor, Treble, Descant and Sopranino and played a variety of music for the children.

Hampshire Music Service Vocal Festival 2019

Velmead Voices are taking part in a Festival on Tuesday 19th March 2019 with 5 other local schools.  Our children will sing with up to 100 singers to perform music that they have been practicing this term.  Mrs Alison Kelly from Hampshire Music Service (HMS) will be conducting this huge choir.  She visited Velmead in January to teach the children some of the songs.  The final concert will be held at Calthorpe Park School in their hall, to an audience of friends and family of the children. 

 

Christmas Concert 5th December 2018

Over 50 children from all year groups took part in the Christmas Concert this year.  It was a great celebration of the music that the children had been practicing all term.  There were performances from Hand Chimes, Orchestra Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble, the Ukulele Band And Velmead Voices.  There was a large audience of family and friends of the children who enjoyed the concert and joined in singing one of the songs.  We had a retiring collection at the end of the concert which raised over £86 for the Ocean Stars Charity, a charity that the music department have supported for over 10 years.

   

Fleet Music Marathon Saturday 27th October 2018

On Saturday 27th October our Advanced Recorder Ensemble and Ukulele Band took part in the first Fleet Music Marathon, held at Calthorpe Park School.  There were musicians from across the area performing, Classical music, Rock music, Jazz, Marching bands, Choirs, almost every variety of music you could think of.  The event was set up as part of Fleet Arts Festival to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund and raised in excess of £3000.  It was great to take the children to this event where they could perform in front in a large hall with banked seating for the audience.  A great experience for everyone involved.  

Ocean Stars Variety Concert - Saturday 6th October 2018

This concert is held at Fleet Methodist Church, by the Ocean Stars Trust, this is a Fleet based Charity who support children in Sri Lanka, the charity began after the 2005 Boxing Day Tsunami.  This is the 11th time that children from Velmead have performed at this event. 

This year we took 10 children who performed in the Ukulele Band and the Recorder Ensemble, playing and singing with confidence to a large audience.  We were very proud of the children who took part, many of whom performed in both groups.  The concert raised an amazing £775, all of which will be spent on the children in Sri Lanka later this month when a group from Calthorpe Park School visit. 

Ukulele Concert at Fleet Methodist Church - Wednesday 11th July 2018

On Wednesday 11th July Mrs Burrell and Mrs Mack took 19 ukulele players to Fleet Methodist Church. We had been invited to entertain the Church Fellowship Group at their afternoon tea.  The children all sang and played their instruments with great enthusiasm which the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy and even joined in with some of the songs.  Thank you to Rachel Burrell for helping to supervise the children, Mr Pulman for driving the minibus and to all the parents for their support at this event and throughout the year.  Also a big thank you to the church for the refreshments at the end of the concert, it was a real treat!

Summer Music Concert 2018 - Wednesday 4th July 2018

On Wednesday 4th July 38 children participated in the School Summer Concert.  The quality of the music was amazing, there were no visible nerves and everyone performed with great confidence and smiles.  This was the last concert for our Year 6 pupils, we will be sad to see them leave, but hope that they continue with music at their next school. Thank you to Mr Wyld from Hampshire Music Service who supported his Brass Quartet.  Thank you also to all the parents that came to support their children, you should all be very proud of their achievements and confidence to perform in front of an audience. 

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Music Clubs Easter Assembly - Monday 19th March 2018

Orchestra Ensemble, Ukulele Club, Hand Chimes and Recorder Ensemble held an assembly to the whole school.  Each group played the music that they have been learning this term and explained a little about the clubs and why they enjoy the music clubs at Velmead. 

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Rocksteady Easter Concert 2018

Tuesday 20th March

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The children that take Rocksteady lessons performed to an audience of Parents and Year 3 children.  All of the groups performed with amazing confidence, the bands all sounded really good and seemed to enjoy the experience with lots of smiling faces throughout the concert.

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