Subject Vision Music
Our Vision for Music at St George's
‘Let all that you do be done in Love’ 1 Corinthians 16:14
The example of Jesus Christ and the Good News that he brings inspire St George's school to be a place of hope and a caring and inclusive community in which we all love to learn and learn to love.
‘A School without music is a school without a soul’ Don Bosco
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way we feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection, emotional and spiritual development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world. The teaching of music develops pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music, to explore sounds and use their imagination and creativity to make their own music, and to develop the confidence to perform for others.
Psalm 57;7 My heart, O God is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
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St George's 6 principles for Music
Extra curricular music
Music club runs on a Tuesday for everyone who loves music and wants to explore different instruments and making music together. Mr Halligan works with a group of musicians who will play together as a small band and will perform their music for different audiences. this group includes guitars, drumming, 'GarageBand', vocals and whatever else it takes.
Mrs Mckeown teaches keyboard and combines this with vocals learning chords and simple melodies to popular songs.
Mr Halligan also teaches guitar for individual children who show a particular interest and commitment to learning to play an instrument.
Choir meets every Thursday lunch time for anyone who loves singing. we sing anything anyone wants to sing as well as practising songs for performances. We encourage solos and smalll groups to build confidence and sing in parts and songs with simple harmonies.
Whenever we can we like to perform for others: At Christmas and other times throughout the year we sing at the residential homes in our local area. This year we also sang at the over 80s Christmas party at Hyde Town Hall.