News about ‘Music’

StockFest 2019

Our annual celebration of musical talent took place recently. This is a wonderful opportunity for pupils to take part and perform to a supportive audience. Many performers had clearly spent a long time preparing and rehearsing. It was certainly worth it to see such quality performances including boy bands, girl bands, soloists, instrumentalist and a… Read more »

A Musical Afternoon

Six keen Test Valley musicians took part in the Clatford School’s annual ‘Music Afternoon’. The performances were interspersed with a range of performances from the Clatford pupils and all of our pupils were exemplary in demonstrating their enthusiasm and talent.  Their performances highlighted the benefits of being involved in extra-curricular music. Year 7 pupil, Marcus Brown,… Read more »

‘Stomp’ in the Classroom with Year 7

Stomp in the Classroom with Year 7

In Music lessons Year 7 pupils have been learning about ‘Musical Elements’ and are applying this new vocabulary to developing and improving classroom ‘Stomp’ pieces in small groups. Stomp are a world-renowned musical group who make musical performances using everyday objects and incorporating drama. The class watched a clip of Stomp’s ‘Kitchen’ performance in which… Read more »

Christmas Concert at St Peter’s Church

Christmas Concert

On Wednesday 13th December a large number of our pupils and staff participated in the school’s annual Christmas Concert held at St Peter’s Church in Stockbridge. Pupils and staff had worked hard rehearsing a varied selection of seasonal music and readings for the concert. This included the school choir, the orchestra, a staff choir and… Read more »

Beautiful Sounds in Year 11 GCSE Music

Piano

There were beautiful sounds coming from our Music Room this week as some of our Year 11 pupils were making final “tweaks” to their music practical coursework following feedback from Mrs Leyman (Subject Leader for Music). Once their work is ready it will be recorded for their GCSE. There were many different styles of music… Read more »

Music Trip to Clatford Primary School

Six of our talented musicians went to Clatford Primary School for the afternoon on Wednesday 24th May to perform as part of the school’s annual Music Afternoon. Each pupil spoke briefly about their instrument and performed a short solo piece to help inspire primary pupils to take up a musical instrument and encourage those who… Read more »

Y7 Test Valley Talent

Y7 Test Valley Talent

During our Year 7 Learn-to-Learn programme we held an “Eisteddfod” competition. The Eisteddfod comprises of entries from Drama, Dance, Literature and Music categories, giving pupils an opportunity to perform in front of their peers and show off their talents. It was evident that many pupils worked very hard in preparation for this event and a surprising array… Read more »

StockFest Returns

StockFest 2017

Despite the summer showers last week, our annual celebration of talent across our school community took place with the return of StockFest, now marking its ninth year. There was a fantastic variety of performances from our pupils on the main stage, a barbeque and refreshment stall, delicious cakes to be bought, games to be played… Read more »

Test Valley’s “Eurovision” Show

Test Valley Song Contest

The Eurovision came to Test Valley School.  On Friday morning Key Stage 3 had the pleasure of watching Test Valley’s version of the famous contest. The song contest was organised by Sam Hunt and Wilfred Breach, with the idea coming from their love of the Eurovision Song show.  The contest was very enjoyable with five different acts… Read more »

Andover Young Musician of the Year 2017

On Thursday 9th February a group of pupils represented Test Valley School in the Andover Young Musician of the Year competition held in St Mary’s Church, Andover. The vocal ensemble, comprising nine Year 9 and 10 girls, performed a powerful three-part harmony version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, receiving very positive feedback from the judges and… Read more »

Annual Christmas Gig

2016 Christmas gig

The annual Test Valley Christmas gig was held on Friday 9th December for staff and pupils to enjoy. There were a number of acts from pupils across the year groups including a performance by the school choir and a surprise visit from Father Christmas! Pupils kindly offered their time to sell cakes on the stall… Read more »