'If music be the food of love, play on!'

God created us to be instruments with the ability to sing and make music. Music is an important part of worship and praise to God. 

'Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.' 

Colossians 3:16

At Woodchester we celebrate our God given talents and cherish the joy of music-making as an individual, duo, ensemble, class or whole school.  

Here are some photographs showing just some of the musical experiences our children can enjoy.

Music at Woodchester Endowed CE Primary School

Music is a very important part of school life.  We are extremely proud of our singing and we practise this in lessons and each week during a special singing assembly.  This year, we are taking part in Young Voices in Birmingham.

 

As well as singing during Collective Worship and other special church services such as Harvest, Carol Services and Easter, we have a number of events throughout the year in which children can celebrate their musical achievements. 

Recent events have included the Summer Fair, Leavers' Service, a Musical Afternoon Tea event, Drumming Concert and Musical Concert.  All these special occasions gave our children chance to perform in front of real audience and demonstrate their love of music.  We recognise the many skills and attitudes that learning to play an instrument or sing enables our children to develop, such as resilience, organisation, determination and confidence.

Thank you to all Parents and Visiting Music Teachers for all their encouragement and support.  Well done, children, and keep practising!

Massed Brass Ensemble Concert - Cheltenham Town Hall

Imagine having had five lessons to learn a new instrument and then perform to a concert hall of people?  Well, that's just what the children in Juniper Class did, and they did it with a sense of pride, achievement and just a pinch of courage!

Mrs de Lisle Wells, Mrs Cook and our parent helpers felt enormously proud of our 'troubadour' of musicians who performed with an amazing amount of determination and confidence in the lovely setting of Cheltenham Town Hall.  It was an early start but well worth it as they worked together, encouraging and supporting each other to do their best.  Well done, Juniper, we are all very proud of you.