Key Stage 2 Festival 2022

Key Stage 2 Festival 2022

The National Plan for Music Education calls for pupils to learn an instrument from a specialist instrumental music tutor as part of a whole-class ensemble project. In 2021/22, Sutton Music Service worked with over 2200 pupils in 21 schools across the borough to give them the experience of learning an instrument for a whole academic year.

On Tuesday, 5th July, Sutton Music Service hosted its first Key Stage 2 Instrumental Festival since 2019 and our first at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon for many years. Over 450 pupils from 15 of Sutton’s Primary Schools performed on the world-famous Pheonix Concert Hall stage as the culmination of their year-long Whole-Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) curriculum. Each school has focused on learning a specific instrument or combination of instruments since September 2021: the ukulele, violins and cellos, trumpets and baritones, trumpets and trombones, and samba percussion.

 

The concert concluded with the pupils giving a massed singing performance of “(We Are) Unstoppable” by Emily Barden, accompanied by a house band made up of Sutton Music Service’s tutors.

The event was a fantastic celebration of the pupils’ hard work and enjoyment of making music. For most pupils, it was their first trip to the Fairfield Halls, and their experience of performing on the stage in front of an amazing audience of over 600 is something they will remember for a long time.

 

A very well done to all of the pupils that took part from:

Barrow Hedges Primary School

Violin, Viola, Cello & Mini Bass

Brookfield Primary Academy 

Ukulele

Cheam Common Junior Academy 

Baritone & Trumpet

Cheam Fields Primary Academy 

Violin

Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy 

Violin & Cello

Dorchester Primary School

Ukulele

Green Wrythe Primary School

Trumpets & Trombones

Hackbridge Primary School 

Baritone & Trumpets

High View Primary School 

Violin & Cellos

Manor Park Primary Academy 

Baritone & Trumpet

Muschamp Primary School and Language Opportunity Base

Ukulele

Nonsuch Primary School 

Samba

Robin Hood Junior School 

Ukulele

St Mary’s RC Junior School 

Violin & Cello

Stanley Park Junior School 

Ukulele

Sutton Music Service is delighted by the positive feedback shared on social media after the event.

“Our yr 5 musicians performed at last night’s KS2 Festival @FairfieldHalls. The auditorium was packed with a captive audience of performers and parents; all from schools within #Sutton. An amazing opportunity to showcase our #HighViewHero musical talents! @Sutton_Music”

High View Primary School - @HighViewPrSch

“Amazing evening listening to some of our year 5 and 6 pupils performing at the Fairfield Halls Croydon. You smashed it! #youngmusicians #trumpet #trombone @Sutton_Music @RTMusicUK”

Green Wrythe Primary - @gwprimary

“Well done to our Year 4 musicians for a wonderful performance at the KS2 Music Festival @FairfieldHalls this evening. You rocked! 🎻🎶 @LEOacademies @LEO_music7 @Sutton_Music”

Cheam Park Farm - @cheamparkfarm

“An absolutely amazing evening at Fairfield Halls today for our Year 4 pupils! Everyone had a excellent time and enjoyed themselves! Thank you to @Sutton_Music for organising an excellent concert! 🎶”

Cheam Common Junior - @CCJacademy

Want to know more about Whole Class Ensemble Tution?

Click here to find out more about Sutton Music Service’s Whole Class Ensemble Tuition offer.

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