Summer Concert Photos

Back on the last Thursday of term we had our Summer Concert. After lots of hard work through the term we had 2 intensive days to get everything up to standard. And what a standard it was. Fantastic work featuring all year groups, including Year 13 Ethan conducting his own arrangement for our orchestra, all…

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.

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.

Wind Band and Jazz in #MFYnational

We had a fantastic time playing in the Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham this week. Wind Band were up first with the brilliant Mrs Linton, playing in Symphony Hall. An amazing experience for pupils of all ages and they performed so well. On the friday our Jazz Group performed a stunning set in…

Eisteddfod 2018

Yesterday we had our postponed eisteddfod. There was some great performing from many students, and some VERY boisterous whole year singing. Well done to all the winners. 

9OSPH Pop Music In Practice

9O, S, P & H have this term been studying different types and styles of popular music. This involved them learning various famous hooks and riffs and putting together a group performance of a song. They had 4 to choose from: Fast Car, Let me Love You, Paradise and Shape of you. 1 Group even…

Results of Auditions

Well done to all who auditioned for Solos and small group work. Thank you for taking the time to prepare and show us your talents. These are the acts we would like to perform in the St Cecilia concert on Wednesday 22nd November 7.00pm: Lauren Hughes   7V Voice Love Yourself India Truman   9S…

Rehearsal schedule for #sjhsgrease

Week Day Date Time Cast required Venue Week 1 Monday 2ND October 3.20-5pm Everyone Hall Wednesday 4th October 3.20-5pm Danny & T Birds (Greased Lightning) G16 Wednesday 4th October 3.30-5pm Pink ladies, Sandy & Patty (scene 2 Cafeteria) G17 Thursday 5th October 3.20-5pm Pink Ladies & Sandy (Freddy my love) G16 Thursday 5th October 3.20-5pm…