News Category: Music

Mar 25 Junior Orchestras perform for Primary Schools

Posted in Music, School News.

On Thursday 21st March, Junior Band and String Ensemble performed for a large number of primary school students in Constance Green Hall. This event was to help KS2 students to experience and connect to the world of live music first hand. Our music ensembles entertained the primary schools with well-known pieces from Star Wars, Ed […]

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Feb 21 Start the Music Initiative

Posted in Music, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

The launch of the Music Association’s new Start the Music Initiative, to provide free lessons and free instruments on loan to St Aidan’s students, was a great success last night! There was a great deal of interest amongst parents and students, who were richly entertained by the Junior Band, Junior Strings and the wonderful Festivo […]

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Feb 19 Jazz Evening 2019

Posted in Sixth Form, Dance, Music, School News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Last week we held a wonderful Valentines Jazz Evening in Constance Green Hall. The evening featured Swing Band, St Aidan’s Jazz Ensembles (SAJE), Girls Choir and Year 9 Dancers. This year there were also a number of individual performances which were warmly received by an extremely enthusiastic audience. We would like to thank all students […]

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Feb 19 National Youth Band Success

Posted in Music, School News, Year 11 News.

Congratulations to Emilia Johnson and Sam Watts, Year 11 students, who have both secured places in the National Youth Band, playing Trombone and Tenor Horn. We wish them every success in this fantastic achievement.

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Feb 13 Start the Music Scheme

Posted in Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

‘Start the Music’ is a new scheme to encourage more young people to take up an instrument and play music. This scheme will enable students to try an instrument over the course of a year. SAMA (St Aidan’s Music Association) have raised enough funds to support six pupils for 1 year in 1 instrument – […]

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Jan 22 Heather Jane Taylor Visit

Posted in Music, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Last week we were delighted to welcome Heather Jane Taylor into school. Heather is a soloist with Leeds Symphony Orchestra and came into school to sing to our Year 12/13 A Level Music groups a number of Mozart arias from The Marriage of Figaro, which they are studying. Heather enjoys a fantastic singing career after studying […]

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Dec 09 Sophie Priestley

Posted in Music, Year 12 News.

Sophie Priestley in year 12 has successfully auditioned for a place as a composer for the  National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO).  This is an extraordinary accomplishment.  Only seven students were offered composition places.  She will attend residentials and have the opportunity to compose music for the orchestra to play.  NYO is the world’s greatest […]

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Nov 27 Sister Act Review

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, English, Music, School News.

When the film “Sister Act” was released in 1992, it rapidly became a worldwide box-office hit and helped to cement Whoopi Goldberg’s position as one of the great comic film actors of her generation. Fast-forward fourteen years, and the story of nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier’s experiences of living in a convent under a witness-protection […]

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Oct 11 Harvest Festival

Posted in Worship, Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, School News.

On 10th October we held a joyous harvest celebration in Constance Green Hall. Junior choir and chamber choir sang, we enjoyed some thought provoking drama, some reflective dance and a fantastic sermon from Rev Jimmy Lawrence from Otley Parish Church. Our harvest tin collection has been bigger than ever this year with hundreds of tins […]

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Jul 17 Sister Act Cast List and Letters

Posted in Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Please find attached information relating to our production in November. SISTER ACT CAST LIST 2018 SISTER ACT CAST MEMBER INFORMATION FORM SISTER ACT – FOR THOSE WHO MISSED OUT SISTER ACT CAST LETTER

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Jun 29 Spotlight 2018

Posted in Dance, Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

Spotlight is taking place from 4th to 6th July. Tickets are now on sale by following the link We look forward to seeing you next week.      

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Jun 20 Summer Concert, 22nd June

Posted in Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

This Friday, 22nd June, sees our annual Summer Concert taking place, featuring our fabulous musical ensembles from the lower years in school.  Boys Choir, SAJE, APE, Junior Band, Junior Choir, String Ensemble and World Music Group will all be performing their usual high standard of music. The concert begins at 7pm in Constance Green Hall.  […]

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May 11 Sister Act

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Uncategorized.

We are delighted to announce the audition dates for the new school production, Sister Act. Please find links to documents containing all the information needed to audition for current students and also for newcomers into the Sixth Form. SISTER ACT AUDITION INFORMATION SISTER ACT AUDITION INFORMATION NEWCOMERS

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May 01 Unprecedented Success for St Aidan’s Musicians

Posted in Music, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

For the first time ever all 5 Senior Music Ensembles at St Aidan’s have qualified through their performances at the Regional Rounds to perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham at the beginning of July. News arrived early this week that the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Swing Band, Chamber Choir […]

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Dec 05 School of Rock 2017

Posted in Drama & Theatre, Music, School News.

21-25 November 2017 One of the biggest hits currently running in the West End, School of Rock tells the uplifting story of wannabe rock god and loveable layabout Dewey Finn, who pretends to be a teacher (his best friend Ned Schneebly) and ends up bringing the joy of music to the exclusive but uptight Horace […]

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Sep 12 School of Rock Cast List

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

SCHOOL OF ROCK CAST LIST SEPT 2017 Please find attached the latest cast list. Preparations are well underway and we look forward to welcoming you to the show!

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Jul 03 School of Rock Cast List

Posted in Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

The School of Rock cast list is now available. Please follow the links below: SCHOOL OF ROCK FULL CAST LIST CASTING INFORMATION SCHOOL OF ROCK CAST MEMBER INFORMATION FORM Thank you to everyone involved in the process and congratulations to our cast!

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Jun 27 Spotlight 2017

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

Spotlight 2017 Spotlight will held on the 5th July until 7th July. It starts at 7 pm and ticket prices are £3.50-£5.50. Tickets are available from www.positickets.co.uk      

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Mar 29 Spotlight

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

St. Aidan’s ever popular KS3 show, Spotlight, will be returning for its 9th year this summer. We are looking for singers, dancers and actors in years 7-9 to take part. The launch will take place on Tuesday 4th April at 1.00pm in the gym (not CGH as previously advertised). Come along to find out about […]

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Mar 21 St Aidan’s concert at Bolton Priory

Posted in Music.

We are very much looking forward to the St Aidan’s Swing Band and Chamber Choir going to Bolton Priory for a concert on the evening of Saturday May 6 2017.  The concert opens their regular summer concert series, more details of which can be found on their website:  http://www.boltonpriory.org.uk/priory-concert-series-2017/. Tickets are £12 each and 50% of the net proceeds […]

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