Because We’re Happyyyyyy

Year 6 Lions have started a new song this term – Pharrell William’s ‘Happy’. We identified pulse, warmed up our bodies and voices and sang lead and backing vocals. A great way to end the week!

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Opera For All

We are delighted to be working closely with Opera North on a performance project. Our children are thoroughly enjoying learning new musical techniques and skills!

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School on Saturday!

Birkwood Brass were given a very special invitation from Grimethorpe Youth Band! 17 of our musicians attended a morning session of workshops and activities. We are delighted that this special day was based in our school and that our talented pupils were given opportunity to take part. As always, our pupils shone for all the right reasons. Thank you so much to GYB and to Mrs Sutton!

 

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Funky Beats!

Here are two members of #teamramskill rocking out! They’re sounding fantastic! Keep up the great work boys – we’re proud of your progress.

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Brass, Brass, Brass

 

When your brass band continues to expand…. listen to that fabulous sound. We are 20 strong!

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Birkwood Brass Presents a Year 5 Soloist

What an AMAZING performance for his peers at Birkwood Brass. He even surprised himself at the end!

 

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Time to Shine

Here we are featuring the percussion section at brass rehearsal. Our Year 1s are SPOT ON in time! Great work #teamramskill

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Barnsley Music Hub Survey

https://www.barnsleymusichub.com/surveys

Our colleagues at Barnsley Music Hub would be most grateful if you could complete this survey for them. Thank you for your support! 

 

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🌟Breaking News! 🌟

We are delighted to be hosting THE Grimethorpe Youth Band Spring Workshop on Saturday 9/3/19. We look forward to welcoming back to Birkwood top-class Tutors from the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band as well as lots of young and very talented brass players!

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Team Marples…

Check out this Year 5 pupil ~ she is impressing Mrs. Marples with her dedication.

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Gentleman’s Generous Gift

We received a beautiful letter and very generous donation towards brass tuition from a gentleman in Leeds. He has heard all about our partnership with Grimethorpe Colliery Band and all the wonderful opportunities this brings! We have made him a very special thank you card. 

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Terrific Team Laycock

We are all really proud of our woodwind musicians! They are making excellent progress. Well doneTeam Laycock.

 

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Team Fuller

 

 

We are really proud of our guitarists’ progress. Well done boys – keep working hard.

 

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Having Fun! 

Our percussionists took their new noisy piece of kit to the Birkwood Brass rehearsal today. They had a ball!

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Team Dodd Trio

 

Mr Dodd is delighted with this trio’s progress. It is lovely that the boys are such good friends and can share their musical talents with each other too!

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Singing… Good for the Soul! W

Friday afternoons are brightened with the Birkwood choir rehearsals. This year, we have one of our youngest choirs – they are AM-AAAAA-ZING!

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Listen and Recall

Year 6 enjoyed their music lesson today. They are listening to and recalling a range of sounds. They have started to learn their new song, written by Benjamin Britten.

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Flying High!

This Year 6 pupil is showing a real commitment to her music lessons. We are SO PROUD of her progress – she is proof that academic and creative skills are BOTH important. Well done and keep up the great work!

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Role Models

Our older members of the choir performed for the younger members to inspire them. What a wonderful performance!

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New Year, New Repertoire

Our class brass lessons are progressing really well! Mr. Dodd shared with us how proud he was today. Here we are playing the classics: Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang! and Baby Shark!

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Welcome to Birkwood Opera North

We are delighted to be taking part in a production project led by Opera North.

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Introducing….

Our newest percussionist. He’s sounding great!

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Week One

Here are our newest violinists during their 1st ever lesson. Both girls are set for promising musical futures.

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Opera North

We are very excited to take part in a project alongside other schools. Mrs. Sutton had a great day out at Mr. Wood’s school, West Meadows, learning about Opera North.

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Opera North Visit

We are delighted to welcome talented musicians from Opera North to Birkwood. We are contributing to a collaborative project which will be showcased in the summer term. Our children were complimented on their attentiveness, confidence and musical skills.

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Titanic Topic

Titanic Topic

 

Thanks to Mr Dodd for bringing our Titanic Topic to these boys’ brass lesson today. They already sound fabulous…and it’s week one- well done!

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Brass is Back!

What a positive start to music making in 2019. Lessons in guitar, flute, percussion, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, tenor horn, baritone and violin have all taken place this week! We love our Barnsley Music Hub peripatetic teachers.

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Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

 

Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Sutton rocked around Birkwood’s Christmas tree in the run-up to Christmas. Here is a video of them singing alongside Barnsley Music Hub, as part of the Christmas concert that they kindly held for us once again!

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Soirée 2018

Our 2018 Christmas Soiree has been held in front of yet another Full House! Our children performed in several groups: Birkwood Brass, our Drama Group who provided a “War Time Christmas!”, Formation Team, Birkwood Choir and a range of other instrument players – thank you to Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Porter and staff from Barnsley Music Hub for organising the entertainment and to Mrs. Allen for being a wonderful compere. Our #incrediblecommunity turned out in great numbers to support the wonderful children as did many members of staff! A memorable evening – well done everyone!

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Birkwood Choir Performs at St. John’s Church

Our children sang beautifully at St. John’s Church. The members of our #incrediblecommunity who attended enjoyed listening to a range of Christmas carols. Thank you to Father David for his friendship.

 

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