Head of Department: Mr M. Osborne |
Music develops the students’ social, creative and artistic skills and forms a foundation for a fulfilling and interesting life. For some it is the beginning of a specialised career and for others it enriches their life as a leisure activity.
Scissett Middle School Pop Choir
What do we offer?
Each student has one hour long music lesson each week. Lessons are entirely practical and involve performing, composing and listening to music. In each lesson we sing, create music in groups or using music technology and listen to and evaluate each other's work. Students have the opportunity to develop a broad mix of skills during their time at Scissett. In November 2018 the department was awarded Music Mark, which is an award in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality music education for all children and young people.
How is the department resourced?
A specialist music classroom equipped with
We have 4 well equipped music practice rooms that are used as rehearsal spaces during lessons and 2 further music teaching rooms used to teach instrumental lessons to individuals or small groups.
Students using Garageband to compose music on the iMac computers
What do we study?
Music staff and instrument lessons
We have one full time music class teacher, Mr M Osborne and 9 peripatetic staff from Musica Kirklees who offer lessons on the following:
Around a hundred students have weekly lessons from Musica Kirklees and many more have private lessons. Students interested in starting instrument lessons should see Mr Osborne for details and an application form.
Pupils are also encouraged to set up their own groups and use the practice rooms at break and lunchtime. A booking system is in operation.
There are a number of in-house concerts each year, which feature all of the school’s ensembles and a variety of solo acts. As well as our two main concerts, at Christmas and in the spring, our students have lots of opportunities to perform at events in school and in the community. Be sure to check the school’s social media pages to keep updated with all that is going on.
In April 2019 we are putting on a production of Aladdin Jr, our first full scale production in recent times. Part of the preparation for this project involved taking the cast to London to watch Aladdin in the West End.
Our X-Factor winners recording their winning singles at Leeds College of Music with international film composer Benson Taylor
In the Spring term our Wind Band and String Ensemble undertake tours of a selection of our feeder schools.
Every Christmas we arrange for Musica Kirklees’ Staff Orchestra and Staff Rock Band to come and entertain students. These concerts are great fun, with the ensembles playing diverse repertoire and introducing our students to the instruments on show.
Our String Ensemble entertaining students at a feeder First school as part of our annual tour.
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