As one of the schools’ specialist areas, music provides opportunities for pupils to go further and challenge themselves to master a skill beyond the academic curriculum. In Michaelmas term, our musicians performed at two of the biggest and most anticipated events in the school music calendar.
St Cecilia’s Concert was a musical celebration that saw Trent pupils from across the year groups come together to pay homage to the patron saint of musicians St Cecilia. The eclectic programme featured performances of music by a diverse range of artists, from Queen and David Bowie to Vivaldi via Holst and Schubert.
Several ensembles were involved in the event and together they put on an outstanding performance for fellow pupils, parents, staff and members of the wider school community. Well done to our musicians in Swing Band, Philharmonic Orchestra, Girl Choir, Hittin’ Stuff, Hurricane Wind Band, Schola Cantorum, Cyclone Wind Band, Trent Strings and Symphony Orchestra.
Seasonal Sounds Concert has become a festive tradition at The Elms. Musicians from years 4, 5 and 6 brought Christmas cheer to the school chapel with their two performances of classic carols, one for pupils and staff and another for their parents and families.
Most Year 4 performers had been learning their instruments for no more than a year, having started their musical journey through The Elms’ instrument sponsorship programme in year 3. With inclusivity at the heart of our music provision, a sponsored year of one-to-one tuition is our way of giving every child the opportunity to experience for themselves the joy of creating music.
Well done to all the children who performed for the individual talent and commitment they brought to the concert.
Music is a central part of school life with pupils from Pre-School through to Sixth Form benefiting from the opportunities facilitated by our diverse music programme. Find out more about music at Trent College and The Elms here.