Music at Mount Stewart
St Luke’s Hospice Thank You Letter – January 2016
Please click here to view a thank you letter from St Luke’s Hospice following our Christmas performance there in December.
Both of the March events below serve to emphasize our strengthening links to Brent Music Services, who not only provide curriculum expertise through the delivery of the ‘Music’sCool’ programme in both lower and upper school, but instrumental tuition too on a weekly basis.
Music Fest – March 2015
BMS Junior Musician of the Year 2015
Brent Music Service held the fourth biennial Junior Musician of the Year Competition at Claremont High School on Wednesday 3rd March.
Miss Al Taheri, Mrs Richards and Mrs Rai went along to support Aadarsh Khimasia and Saffron Adewusi, both are in class 6S. They had been shortlisted out of 50 members of BMS ensembles. This in itself is a great achievement!
The children were competing for the privileged title against a total of 6 musicians.
Aadarsh played the flute and Saffron played the piano. The evening was highly charged with mixed feelings of great excitement and nervousness.
The Panel of Judicators were Duncan Hamilton (BMS music Tutor), Margaret Bennett- Goodman (from Harrow Music Service), and Paul Fensom ( Head of Brent Music Service). They had a difficult job to decide upon the best three performances by closely examining best stage performance, musicality and technical ability.
The school is delighted to share with you that Aadarsh was a worthy runner up.
Saffron achieved 1st place and was crowned BMS JUNIOR MUSICIAN of the YEAR.
They are both dedicated and talented musicians. Their performances were outstanding.
We are looking forward to them performing again at the Musical Festival evening on 19th March, where they can continue to inspire their peers.
The Brent Primary School Choir of the Year Competition 2014
On Monday 31st March, we entered our combined lower and upper school choirs into The Brent Primary School Choir of the Year Competition 2014 for which we sang Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow’s arrangement of ‘Sing’. We competed against 17 other schools from across the borough and were proud to receive a silver award for our efforts.
‘National Sing-up Day’
Friday 14th March saw our whole school celebration of ‘National Sing-up Day’ with an assembly led by Mrs. Richards to look at the benefits of singing and to reveal the long-awaited results of MSJ’s favourite song of 2013.
As a Sing-up Gold Award singing school, there was great excitement as voting took place in every classroom across the school and the results were as follows:
At number 5 we had a handful of favourite songs scoring the same amount of votes: ‘Amani Utupe’ ‘In the Name of Love’ ‘As One’ and ‘The School Rule Song’
At Number 4: A new entry for ‘The Red Nose Day Song’
Number 3: Last year’s winner – a firm school favourite – ‘Power in Me’
Number 2: Occupying the same place in the chart and heart as last year – a MSJ oldie but goodie – ‘Refuge’
And finally, at the hotly contested number one spot was: ‘Disco Medley’
A great time was had by all with the whole school singing numbers 3 to 1 with great gusto and it was a great way to start our Friday!