An orchestra is a large instrumental group which tends to play classical music.
Brass instruments are made of long pipes, which are curved and twisted into different shapes to make them easier to hold.
The Brass section can include 5 different instruments.
- Trumpet - Trombone - Cornet- Tuba
- French Horn
Players use their breath to produce sound by vibrating their lips.
In year 5 and 6 at Priory Fields, we are lucky to have lessons where we can learn the trombone, trumpet and cornet.
- Learning the orchestra -
- School Choir -
After our success at the KM Walk to School competition, we are going to be performing at the Green School Awards on 14th February. Our choir will be performing two songs, including our winning entry ‘Reach for the Bus!’
Look out for our winning school choir also performing in May at Canterbury’s Dane John Gardens – more information to follow!
Priory Fields have been awarded a music mark for 2018 - 2019.
We have been awarded this for our contribution towards providing musical possibilities to all our children.
This music mark has given us access to a range of exciting resources which we cannot wait to use with our pupils!
- Music Mark -
- Lessons with Peter Cook -
At Priory Fields, we are lucky to have Peter Cook working with us on a Thursday and Friday. He has worked with every class during the school year. He delivers a range of music lessons, including singing, composition (using instruments), notation and musical terminology.
Here are year 3 creating their own compositions using musical instruments.
- Trombones -
7th March – Year 5/6 Brass Performance at Dover Town Hall
21st March – Performance of ‘Peter and the Timber Wolf’ at Folkestone Academy for year 3.
22nd March – Year 5 watching live performance at The Royal Albert Hall.
- Upcoming Events -
On the 14th February, our school choir attended the Green School Prize Awards at Ashford International Hotel, we had the opportunity to perform 2 songs and gave a great performance.
Below, you can watch some videos of us in action!
At Priory Fields we are very lucky to have the opportunity to learn the trombone. We have our own trombones which we borrow from the school and Mr Cook teaches us the instrument every week.
We have the chance to learn the clarinet. The clarinets we use are borrowed from the school, and we can take them home to practice. Peter Cook works with us once a week to improve our skills.
- Clarinets -
- Brass -
Our year 5 and 6 brass players were invited to take part in a concert at Dover Town Hall. Our trombone, trumpet and cornet players performed music they had been learning, and also had the opportunity to listen to the White Cliffs Wind Band as well as local young musicians.