Here at Gonerby Hill Foot, music is a key part of our school life. Our school builds links through singing and music between school, home and the wider community. Our regular services at St Sebastian’s Church are always a celebration of music.
Our children sing on a daily basis as part of our collective worship and sing a wide variety of hymns and songs, both traditional and modern. Our school hymn ‘Everywhere Around Me’ is regularly sung across the school with clear, proud voices.
Our children have represented the school at a wide range of musical events, covering a wide range of genres from classical to modern pop and jazz! For example, the school choir have proudly represented the school at the Walton Girls High School Choir Festival singing traditional Christmas carols and also preforming a piece of Choral Poetry. Last year they sang as part of the Diocese’s first ever Christmas Service at Lincoln Cathedral. The children worked exceptionally hard in the run up to the service and performed beautifully. They were given the opportunity to sing a coral piece by John Rutter in St Hugh’s Quire.
The school is also proud to take a large choir to the Young Voices concert every year. Children who take part in this have a fantastic opportunity to sing in one of the largest children’s choirs in the country. The children who have attended describe their night at the Sheffield Motorpoint Area as a once in a lifetime opportunity that they will never forget.
In addition to representing our school at these events, our children confidently perform in school on an annual basis from Reception onwards! At Christmas time the Reception classes and the Year 1/2 children each put on an annual performance which always brings a tear to the eye of many proud parents.
Following on from this, the Year 3/4 children always put on a fantastic Easter production. Over recent years they have tackled a musical extravaganza all about Robin Hood, ‘Hoodwinked’ and in this last year their own version of the classic ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.
Finally the Year 5/6 children take to the stage in the summer term producing a fantastic performance to round off our musical year. Over recent years they have had fantastic success with ‘Cinderella Rockafella’ and ‘The Pirates of the Currybean’; shows that were definitely not to be missed.
Brass and Woodwind Tuition
Mr White from Music for Schools teaches Brass and Woodwind instruments. For more information on this service please visit Music for Schools website.
Mrs Riley from the Lincolnshire Music Service teaches violin. For more information on this and other musical opportunities in the county, please visit Lincolnshire Music Services website.
Lower Strings Tuition
Cello and Double Bass is taught within school by Mr Green from the Lincolnshire Music Serviice. For more information on this and other musical opportunities in the county, please visit Lincolnshire Music Services website.
There is usually an open evening in the autumn term for children to try a musical instrument and to give information for parents about how lessons work and the options available.