Year 9 Pop Music In Practice

During the last term year9 have been looking at how popular music is put together. They compared 2 different versions of one song and then created their own performance of their own chosen song. Some used the resources Given to them other chose their own songs to create. This year saw some of the best…

Choral Evensong in St Woolos Cathedral @sjhsnewport @choirnewport

Today a small choir from our school had the privilege of singing Choral Evensong in the Cathedral. This is a service that is primarily sung by the choir and lead by them. We sang new responses written for the choir, Dyson Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis and Byrd Ave Verum. The students were fantastic and made…

Hen Ferchetan from year 8 @sjhsnewport

Here are a few videos from year 8’s work looking at folk music in the UK. They chose how to arrange this tune entirely by themselves they were taught the melody and chords, nothing else. Well done!

Ar Hyd Y Nos from @sjhsblwyddyn7

Year 7 have been working on ensemble skills the last term and have performed the Welsh lullaby Ar Hyd Y Nos. Here are a few highlights from a couple of classes.

Woodwind lessons ~ Tuesdays ~ Mrs Linton

Name 15.1 22.1 29.1 5.2 12.2 19.2 5.3 12.3 19.3 26.3 2.4 9.4 Zoe 11.00 10.00 11.00 10.00 11.00 10.10 11.00 10.00 11.00 10.00 11.00 10.00 Delfina Amelia,  Libby  12.50 11.00 11.40 11.00 12.10 10.50 9.30 11.00 12.50 11.00 11.40 11.00 Megan, Sophie  12.10 10.20 12.10 9.40 9.20 11.50 10.00 10.20 12.20 10.20 11.20 9.40 Aimee,Rhea 2.30…

2019 in @SJHSNewport Music Department

What a busy year it’s been. So much talent, so much variety and so many opportunities. Here’s to 2019 being even more busy! Happy new year to you all.

#GCSEEnsemble Recording

Today we recorded our year 11 ensembles. It was great to hear the hard work that students had put in to their work and all the extra people who were willing to put themselves out to help others. Well done to the student performers from other year groups in particular Aine who performed in no…

Remembrance 2018 @sjhsnewport

Today we took part in and provided music for 6 services for Remembrance Day. Erin & Lucy say Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence and Joanna & Libby performed the last post in each service with the moving rendition to assembled staff and students at the silence at 11.00.  Each performance was moving and reverent….

Programme Music from 9S

This term Year 9 have all been studying Programme Music, music that tells a story or represents something. Last week 9S performed their work. Here is a selection of some of their compositions.

Programme Music from 9T

This term Year 9 have all been studying Programme Music, music that tells a story or represents something. Today 9T performed their work. Here is a selection of some of their compositions.