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Newton Farm's Got Talent Finalists 2022

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What a fantastic show we had yesterday! Newton Farm pupils really do have so many incredible talents! The whole school will be voting for their winner today! Good luck everyone!

Brass Assembly

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New brass teacher and French horn player Mrs Black showcased her playing to the whole school. Pupils in year 3 get a years tuition on a brass instrument in the HMS Bb programme. The children really enjoyed listening to the instruments!

Y4 @ Royal College of Music

The year 4 students went on a trip with Miss Smith to watch a string ensemble perform at the RCM. Pupils listened to music by Gustav Holst and enjoyed taking part in this interactive concert.

Music Week

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The week kicked off with a bang! Indian drummer/table player Mittal performed in an assembly and serenaded the parents and pupils for drop off.

Spring Concert

The talented pupils here at Newton Farm performed in their annual Spring Concert. We had performances from the schools award winning choir, orchestra, soloists, ensembles and more. The evening was very well received by parents! We held a raffle and provided food made by the pupils too. Well done everyone who performed!

String Festival 2022

The pupils who have lessons in Violin here at Newton Farm performing at this years String festival. The event is held at the Harrow Arts Centre and the pupils were joined by all the other Violinists in other schools. It is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to play as a collective!

Sitar Musician visits Newton Farm

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Vijay performing his Sitar playing to the children of year 4. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed listening to sounds from around India this music week!

Rock Musician Performance

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We were very lucky to kick start out music week with the Rocksteady Music School performance from Tim! The children had so much fun drumming and clapping along to some well known rock anthems.

Music Week @ Newton Farm 2022

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Music week was full of exciting opportunities for the pupils here at Newton Farm! From workshops, performances, ensembles to spring concert and string festival. This week has been fantastic! Well done all pupils for putting on some incredible performances!

On Tuesday the whole of year 3 visited the Harrow Boys school to watch a Brass concert. The whole of year 3 have been having weekly instrument lessons on either Trumpet or Trombone and this was a treat for them to listen to their instruments played by older pupils. The repertoire consisted of Fanfare and Chorus, Morceau Symphonique Guilmant and Trumpet Voluntary by the schools Brass ensemble. The pupils were thoroughly inspired by their level of musicianship!

‘Music More Able lessons’ - Pupils from years 1-6 who have been identified as music more able have an extra music challenge session each week. They look at the ABRSM theory syllabus grades 1-8. Pupils in year 1 are learning about note naming in the bass clef, notes lengths and time signatures. The pupils are doing really well!

‘Harrow Music Service - Band Festival’ - We are overjoyed to be taking part in this years Band Festival @ The Harrow Art Centre in person this year. The pupils have been learning different songs in their Trumpet lessons all term in preparation for the massed concert with both local secondary and primary schools. Numbers include, Respect, Bad Guy and Sweet Caroline to name a few. Pupils are thoroughly enjoying rehearsals! Bring on the Brass!

'School Nativity Show Orchestra' - This year we have joined forces with year 1 to put on a fantastic musical filled christmas performance of the classic 'Nativity'. Selected pupils have been learning parts and practising in dress rehearsals to accompany the show on their instruments. Pupils have been very professional and have added so much value to the nativity. Well done Orchestra

Children perform pieces both solo and ensemble and have a Q and A with the Purcell school director. Paul was very impressed with the pupils' playing and attitude towards music as a subject. The choir performed a stunning rendition of 'When I Grow Up' too. We hope to collaborate with pupils from Purcell in the new year.

Royal Albert Hall - Music For Youth Proms

On Wednesday the Newton Farm school orchestra/choir performed in the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. They all performed to the highest of standards and Miss Smith, their music teacher, was so proud of them all! They sang songs with the composer Tim Steiner and performed with over 2000 children. All of their parents came to watch and thoroughly enjoyed their singing.

Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

On Tuesday we went to the royal college of music, where we watched a jazz orchestra play. The name of the conductor was Mark Armstrong and he talked about the 4 elements of Jazz music, Harmony, Tone, Rhythm and Improvising. He spoke about the circle of fifths which was really interesting as we all know our scales and chords. We had a great time listening to the big and and hopefully one day will be us on the stage!

Orchestra rehersals have begun and we welcome two new members in year 3 and 4 on Violin. We are now practising for our very exciting massed performance in the Royal Albert hall with other schools for the Music for Youth Proms in November.

Well done to Jasmin who has got her first distinction on Piano. Fantastic work Jasmin, the first of many!

Here at Newton farm we are very lucky to have such successful pianists. Bashar has achieved grade 5 Piano with a merit. Fantastic efforts!

New Instrument at Newton Farm