WELCOME to our Music page!
On this page we aim to showcase the amazing musical talent we have at Torrisholme School!
Peripatetic Music lessons have started this week and we have a good number of new players.
Tuesday morning - Woodwind with Mrs. East
Wednesday and Friday afternoons - Piano and Strings with Mrs. Beresford
Thursday afternoon - Guitar with Mr. Purves
Special events coming up...
Year 3 are learning the recorder
Year 4 are learning the ukulele
Year 5 will be attending the Young Voices Concert at the AO Arena, Manchester
Years 2 and 3 will be taking part in the Lancaster and Morecambe Music Festival
Below are some of the lovely performances from the children over the past year...
Torrisholme School Summer Concert
To finish off the year, we had a grand music concert to show our parents what amazing musical talent we have at school.
This concert included the school choir, the school band including our favourite band, The Geriatrix' and many soloist instrument players, many of whom were performing for the first time.
Our opening number...
'O, When the Saints Go Marching In!'
Torrisholme Band and The Geriatrix - O, When the Saints!
Recorder trio- ‘It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord’
Recorder Group -Annie’s Song by John Denver
Recorder group-2part Le Bouffon
Treble recorder solo- folk song
Solo xylophone - Au Clair de la Lune
Xylophone solo-Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Geriatrix -Eleanor Rigby
Torrisholme Band -Blackbird
Solo flute-Beauty and the Beast
Torrisholme School Band and 'The Geriatrix'
Today the school band had an amazing time combining with a local band to play music together. The Morecambe band, who play at venues around Morecambe, enjoyed 'jamming' with the children. Both bands had a rehearsal in the morning and then performed pieces to the school. It was a brilliant concert, an enjoyable music making event that they hope to repeat again soon.
The 'Geriactrix' band consists of a bass guitarist, acoustic guitarist, keyboards and woodwind. Linda showed the children several instruments from the woodwind family, including soprano saxophone, clarinet, oboe and recorder.
The first song our visiting band performed was 'I Can See Clearly' and we joined in with the singing.
I Can See Clearly
Our next piece was a performance from both bands - 'Oh, When the Saints' which we learnt together in the morning. It was an awesome performance from everyone!
Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In
Our next combined band piece was 'Matchstalk Men', a Torrisholme favourite!
We were able to perform our band favourite 'Rockband' and the audience clearly enjoyed clapping along!
Our focus this half term is improvisation. Here is a selection of improvising from some year groups.
How well do you know and how quickly can you recognise musical notes and other information written on a stave?
20 seconds is the challenge to beat!
From small acorns….
First musical performances
Rock Kids return!
School band play ‘Rockband’!
Our wonderful children join children from The Loyne for their Sing and Sign Choir every Wednesday
Yr 4 first ukulele lesson
Class 3J first recorder lesson
Both Year 4 classes have had their first ukulele lesson and we have learned to pluck and strum the strings.
July 22 - Year 3's visit to hear the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Salford Quays.
We had an amazing time at Salford Quays and were blown away by the music played by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
If you would like to hear the concert, please go to the link below. (You must have a TV Licence to access the concert).