News from Music
Hand Chime Team
Year 7 classes have had a visit from Mrs Dixon in the maths department this term. Mrs Dixon is an expert Hand Bell and Hand Chime player and has been working with a year 11 Hand Chime team for the last couple of years. All Year 7s were introduced to the beautiful instruments that were generously donated to the school by the Presdales PTA. Mrs Dixon is running extra sessions to start a 2nd hand chime team and we would like to encourage all girls from across the years to give it a go. The sessions are on Tuesday at 12.45 in room 17 and Friday at 12.45 in room 17. Just pop along to have a go! Playing the hand chimes gives a great sense of satisfaction from playing in a team and also can be very relaxing and educational as you learn to read the music as you play.
A Level Music Conference
On Tuesday 8th October the music department took 7 A Level students to a conference on “Wit, Style & Unity: Haydn’s Symphony no.104” presented by David Coggins MMus, generously hosted by Queen Anne’s School in Reading. The day was thoroughly enlightening and a real challenge for our A Level students who came away with a greater depth of understanding of our set work.
- Deniz Isingor, Piano Diploma lunchtime recital, Friday 13th December, 1pm in M1
- School Carol Service, Wednesday 18th December, 6pm, St Mary’s Church, Ware