An orchestra is a large instrumental group which tends to play classical music.
The orchestra is divided into different sections, each section containing instruments from the same musical family.
The sections are -
Strings, woodwind, brass & percussion.
There can be over 100 people playing their own instruments within an orchestra.
Orchestras are led by a conductor, their job is to direct the performance and keep all performers in time. The conductor will help to prepare an orchestra during rehearsals for a performance.
- Learning the orchestra -
- Choir Wins KM’s Walk To School Recording Competition -
On Thursday 21st June 28 children from our school choir visited a recording studio in Canterbury. They have recorded their own version of ‘Reach for the Star’ for a competition. They did a fabulous job and thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the studio.
Please visit the KM website (link below) for photos and a video of our choir in the studiomaking their recording!
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.
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.
- Trombones -
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 -
Well done to everyone who came along to our carol concert at Charlton Church. Well don to everyone who took part. To hear our staff choir sing Gaudete, click below: