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Musical 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
We have a Vocal Festival and Recorder Jamboree to look forward to in 2019.  More information will be available closer to the time.

Music

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.

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

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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. 

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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