07 Feb Music Update
On Tuesday 14th January, students from Years 7 – 13 participated in our first major performance of the year, the Winter Concert. Standout performances of the evening came from Tia (Year 9), Kwame (Year 11) and Mae (Year 11), and we were able to enjoy performances from a number of ensembles including the JRCS Choir, JRCS Wind Band, JRCS Jazz Band and JRCS Gospel Choir. Thank you to all of our performers, many of whom have not performed before in a school concert at JRCS as they are new to the school, new to Year 7.
The students supported one another excellently on the night, and we were also grateful to our team of technicians who put in time to set up the Hall and look after the technical side of the event throughout.
Well done to Sean (Year 9), Simi (Year 10) and Nathan (Year 9).
Music Theory Club
Music Theory Club continues to take place every Tuesday from 3:10pm – 4:00pm in MU2.
It’s been great to see such a range of students attending, from Years 7 to 11, and here’s a reminder that all students who wish to develop their knowledge of music theory are welcome to attend, no matter your current ability! This club helps to support students who are learning an instrument, those preparing for GCSE Music, and those about to take their Year 11 GCSE Music Listening and Analysing examination.
Jack Petchey Perfect Pitch Competition
Members of the mighty JRCS Choir have worked with Miss Herel and Mr Jenner since 2019 to prepare for the Jack Petchey Perfect Pitch Competition. Students succeeded in the heats to get through to the semi-final, held on Sunday 12th January 2020 at the Broadway Theatre, Barking.
During an amazing day of competitive rehearsals, fun and relaxation time, 19 students from JRCS took to the stage, performing to a packed auditorium under the bright lights, to entertain family, friends, teachers and Judges.
Our Choir performed two hits a capella (unaccompanied), with additional movement and choreography. The experience was so valuable and everyone involved had a great day.
Congratulations to our Team Leaders who were awarded LOCs for their ability to motivate and support their respective groups on the day: Kwame (Year 11); Venessa (Year 10); Taiwo (Year 10); Kehinde (Year 10) and Elio (Year 8).
Dates for your diary
Year 11 GCSE Music Performance Recording Window, January – March 2020.
Head of Music