At Ashfield we offer small group instrumental lessons for guitar, ukulele, piano, flute, clarinet and violin. These are charged at £40 per term for all instruments except piano, which is charged at £50 per term due to being taught in smaller groups of 2. All pupils are invited to perform in a school music concert or performance opportunity each term. The deadline for signing up to lessons beginning September 2019 is Friday 12th July. Letters have now gone out. For further information, please ask at the Office.
All pupils also have the chance to play ukulele, glockenspiel and recorder in our whole class music lessons, taught by a music specialist.
Our school has an active choir. We have sang at the Otley Victorian Fayre, Otley Christmas light switching on, Otley Christmas Tree Festival and our Family of Schools Yeadon Town Hall music concert. For the past two years we have created a music video for a Leeds choir competition.
We also have a school band, performing pop and rock repertoire. This is open to all from year 6 and any younger instrumentalists who are able to play from notation independently. We often perform accompaniments for the school choir.
Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Well done to ukulele and guitarists who performed "Castle on the Hill" during the Year 6 leaving assembly. Great to hear so many pupils performing and singing together, welcoming such a great performance opportunity.
Otley Chamber Orchestra Perform at Ashfield
We were so grateful to members of Otley Chamber Orchestra who volunteered their time to perform at Ashfield today. They brought a string section comprising two violins, a viola and cello and a woodwind section comprising two flutes, an oboe, a clarinet and a bassoon. They also used a pianist who helped to conduct. It was great to hear their instruments individually and as an ensemble playing classical pieces by Beethoven and Handel alongside Disney favourites such as 'the Bear Necessities' and 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'!
If you know of any choirs or musical ensembles who would like to perform for our children, please do let us know.
Ashfield Summer BBQ "Festival Stage"
Well done to instrumental pupils who performed at our "Festival Stage" during the Summer BBQ. It was exciting to hear their performances amplified through a PA system.
ABRSM Music Exams
Well done to our five pupils who took ABRSM prep test and grade 1 exams this summer term.
MAIA PERFORM LIVE AT ASHFIELD