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Junior School Orchestra Rehearsals


Junior School Orchestra rehearsals were in full swing over lunchtime last week as pupils prepared for performances of Tango & Cha Cha and Haydn Rocks.

The orchestra is larger than ever with 22 pupils taking part. Each Junior School pupil showcased their talents across a range of different instruments, including, drums, piano, violin and flute. Music Teacher, Ms Bembridge is extremely proud of the girls and their commitment to learning to play multiple instruments. Many pupils choose to play a variety of instruments to broaden their musical talents, “It is unusual for a Junior Schools to have an orchestra with such a range and balance of instruments. I think it reflects well on the music provision we offer at The Mount Junior School.” 

During rehearsal the children were able to choose which piece they played first. The girls showed overwhelming excitement to perform each option, emphasising their passion for music.

Orchestra Enthusiasm:

“I like to play any kind of music. I also play the drums, as well as the violin, so I play lots of varieties of music.”Hannah, Year 6  

“You can play even if you’re really advanced or still learning and it just sounds lovely together, that’s why I really like orchestra so much.” – Clemmie, Year 5  

“Orchestra is very calming if you’re very frustrated. In the concert a couple of weeks ago I played Baa Baa Black Sheep.” – Faye, Year 3

“I like orchestra because it gives you a chance to learn more instead of just one lesson a week.” – Lia,Year 3 

“Sometimes instruments like drums aren’t always in the orchestra, but this one is really inclusive to everyone.” – Agnes,Year 5

“What I really like about orchestra is that when we all play together it sounds like a big, huge world symphony.” – Nora, Year 3

You can view a full gallery of the Junior School Orchestras latest rehearsal here.

Ms Bembridge also oversees the Junior String Group which is attended by 8 string players who sound fabulous. The Junior String Group is currently preparing for a performance of a Sea Suite later this term. 

Music is an important element to the curriculum across all years. The Mount Junior School understands that the Creative Arts help pupils to learn to communicate their thoughts and ideas, and to develop their imagination and self-expression. From Reception to Year 6 we offer a wide range of opportunities in Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

To discover more about the opportunities on offer, visit our Creative Arts page.


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