|Music at Aston|
Music staff at Aston are committed to providing extra-curricular activities for students that not only enhance learning within the classroom but also encourage students to try out new instruments and ideas. Students work together and improve their confidence, whilst making new friends and building on relationships with each other.
We offer many extra-curricular activities such as orchestra, senior and junior choirs, rock band and senior wind ensemble. We also offer other subject enhancement activities such as keyboard practice and music technology club. Students are encouraged to perform at presentation evenings, assemblies and at our extremely popular concerts.
In previous years we have produced a Chrismas and Summer concert, with an extra show for Year 6 students. We have also taken members of our choir to St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield to perform for the patients. Other successful activities include African drumming workshops which consisted of staff and Y9 students from Aston, resulting in a performance for Y7 students. We were invited to perform at St Luke's Remembrance Service last Christmas which was an honour for our school.
In July 2009 we took 60 students and staff from our choir and orchestra to perform on stage at Disneyland, Paris for the second consecutive year. The trip was a result of a successful audition and we hope to run a similar trip in the future, due to the enormous success of the last two.
Staff provide many activities at lunchtimes and after school and a programme of rehearsal times is listed below:
Senior Wind Ensemble
We provide instrumental tuition to many students, offering a variety of instruments to learn. Tuition is available on the following instruments:
If your child is interested in starting instrumental lessons, please click on the link at the bottom of the page and print off a copy of the letter, which explains what to do next.
How to Get Involved
If your child is interested in getting involved in an Music extra-curricular activities please ask them to contact Mrs Machan, Mrs Gray or Mr Rowley in the Music department for further details.