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John Lyon Music Day 2024

Pupils from year 5 joined the John Lyon secondary school for a day filled with music. They joined the choir workshop, percussion workshop and those who play in the school orchestra joined orchestra. They rehearsed all day and performed to all the parents of those involved.

Spring Concert 2024

Pupils in the Newton Farm KS2 and KS1 choirs performed to a sold out audience. The school raised £400 for new instruments in September thanks to our supportive parents!

Spring Concert Pt 2

Spring Concert Pt 3

Spring Concert Pt 4

Last choir performance of the term!

The choir performed at the MFY Regional festivals at the Harrow Arts Centre. They performed a gospel medley for the MFY mentors!

Spring Concert

Pupils across the whole school performed in their annual spring concert. With performances from the KS2 choir, KS1 choir, school orchestra, rock band and more! We have raised £400 for new instruments for the new year!

Harrow school choir showcase 2024

Pupils in the KS2 choir performed at the annual choir showcase run by Miss Smith. The choir sang beautifully The Lost Chord and their favourite This Is Me.

Young Voices Wembley 2024

On the 2nd of February we took the whole of KS2 to perform at Wembley Arena for the largest choir concert in the world. The children loved listening to Nandi Bushell playing drums and really enjoyed singing along to Matilda.

Here are the pictures taken by the talented Miss Sun in the Christmas concert last week! Can I just say how impressed I was with every single performance that day. The choir sounded outstanding and I have heard nothing but positive comments about the KS1 choir, Orchestra, KS2 Choir, Wind band, String ensemble and all of the soloists. It was magical!

KS1 London Symphony Orchestra Trip

Yesterday pupils went to watch and get involved in a concert with the LSO at the Barbican Centre. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed listening to the instruments of the orchestra and singing along with the songs written Dogs Don't Dance!

Y5 & 6 Future Makers @ RAH

Pupils in year 5&6 visited the future makers concert in the Royal Albert Hall where they watched new and upcoming singer songwriters battle it out to win the prize. Pupils really enjoyed many of the acts and the winning entry had a beautiful voice, pupils will hopefully be inspired to start writing their own music!

Music and Maths @ RAH

Year 4 were taken on a trip to the RAH to have fun with music and maths. They used percentages, decimals and fractions to create their own drum patterns.

Music more able trip RCM

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This week the MMA pupils in year 3 and 4 visited the Royal College of Music to watch a Brass and Woodwind concert. The playing was great and there was a varied programme that the children enjoyed playing  body percussion along to.  

Y3 Brass concert 2023

Y3 perform to their parents on either Trumpet on Trombone which they have been having weekly lessons in for a whole academic year. They sounded fantastic! Learning an instrument is a crucial part of the music curriculum here and we look forward to seeing many pupils continue to learn to play an instrument in September!

Windrush Concert 75 years

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To celebrate the 75th year of Windrush generations year 6 took part in a concert with pupils from around harrow. They were accompanied by a live band and a few boys from our school rapped over Stormzy's Blinded by your Grace. They sounded fantastic!

Summer Showcase 2023

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Our last concert of the year went with a bang! The orchestra, coir and rock band club were incredible and the audience thoroughly enjoyed listening to them play a range of repertoire. We sadly say goodbye to our year 6 singers and instrumentalists this year and they will be greatly missed!

HMS Extravaganza

Pupils who have lessons on an instrument in school with HMS put on a concert showcasing their progress this year. The instrumentalists sounded fantastic and it is great to see so many taking exams now!

HMS Concert 2023

Pupils who have lessons in school put on a concert to celebrate their progress in lessons this year. We had students performing their graded pieces and ensembles performing well know songs.

School choir performs @ Christchurch Cathedral with Choristers

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The school choir sounded angelic performing songs, Ave Maria, Dashing away with the Smoothing Iron, The Painful Plough, Trade Winds and Caro Mi Bien alongside the choristers in Oxford. What a fantastic opportunity for the singers!

Last orchestra rehearsal of the year!

We say goodbye this term to lots of fantastic musicians who have been the orchestra for over 3 years! They have grown so much musically and have a been a pleasure to conduct.

Piano Recital

20 pianists in the school were chosen to perform in a concert in school to parents. They played beautifully with such confidence and musicality. Well done to all involved!

London Symphony Orchestra trip Year 2

Pupils in year 2 attended a concert listening and taking part with the LSO. They really enjoyed singing along to the songs and making wild animal noises!

Newton Farm’s Got Talent!

What an incredible show full of amazing talented pupils here at Newton Farm. From dancers to karate the show had it all! Let’s see who the winner will be after the school have made their votes.

London Symphony Orchestra trip - George Gershwin

Year 3 we’re taken on a trip to the Barbican centre this week to watch the London symphony orchestra perform songs about George Gershwin. We also heard performances of songs from the era from Scott Joplin to Aaron Copland. It was fantastic!

String Festival Success

Pupils from year 5 and 6 performed with lots of other schools in harrow in a massed string festival @ the Harrow Arts Centre. Pupils really enjoyed playing as an ensemble and their favourite song was Hallelujah!

Mrs King Opera Singer Workshop

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Pupils in the choir enjoyed learning a song from the musical 'The Sound of Music' with opera and established singing coach Tracey King. The children sounded fantastic! We hope to see many of our pupils in the west end in the future.

Matilda the musical!

For musical theatre week this year the whole school performed Matilda the musical. Each year group had their own scene and song and what a show they put on!

Spring Concert success

What a fantastic array of performers we had in this years Spring Concert. Pupils across all year groups performed on either their instrument or singing in the choir in a sold out concert to lots of parents. The choir was accompanied by Mr Moy and Miss Smith and sounded so professional!

Bring your instrument to school day!

Pupils across the school performed on their instruments in a class assembly. Performing is a vital part of learning to play an instrument and the pupils sounded fantastic!

Choir Showcase 2023

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Pupils from the school coir performed along side other choirs in Harrow. They sounded fantastic and soloists sang with enormous amounts of confidence. Amazing singing everyone!

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Brass Ensemble rehearsal with Harrow Boys School

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Pupils in the brass ensemble here at Newton Farm are performing in a joint concert with brass players from the Harrow Boys School. They will be performing in St.Mary’s church later this term.

Young Voices @ the O2 2023

Pupils in the schools choir performed with 9000 children in this year's world's  greatest choir concert the Young Voices. The choir had so much fun learning and performing all of the repertoire! They sounded great filling the arena with their voices!

Pupils across the whole school performed in this year's Christmas Festival at St. Mary's Church! Pupils sang a range of christmas songs to a lively and well received audience. Pupils in the school orchestra, choir, rock band club and ensembles thoroughly enjoyed performing to such a  large audience! 

Band Festival 2022

Pupils who play woodwind and brass instruments at the school joined other schools in a massed performance at the Harrow Arts Centre. Pupils played a range of pieces from jazz, pop, film music and classical. Pupils favourite song to play was Blinding Lights by the Weekend.

Harrow Boys School Concert

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Mr Moy the choir fellow from Harrow Boys School conducting pupils from Norbury and Newton Farm choirs. Pupils sounded angelic in the St Mary's church Harrow.

KS2 Future Music Makers @ RAH

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The whole of KS2 went to watch a concert called 'Future Music Makers'. Pupils watch 9 different acts perform ranging from genres such as Jazz, pop, rap, folk and indie. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music being performed live, such an integral part of music education is listening!

Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall 2022

Pupils from the choir and orchestra performed at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday in a massed project with the Music Youth Orchestra. The evening went off with a band and pupils thoroughly enjoyed the spotlight!

KS1 London Symphony Orchestra Concert

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Pupils in year 1 and 2 attended a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre. The concert had a variety of well known songs through taking the theme of monsters. The pupils got to sing, dance and act throughout the concert and had a lot of fun!

Pupils in the school choir watch parade in Harrow on the Hill of the Royal Irish Guards band. Pupils were visiting the Harrow boys school to watch a string performance and rehearse the schools speech room.

Trumpet lessons with HMS

Mr Rieband is getting pupils ready for this years Band Festival. The Band Festival is held at Harrow Arts Centre and is a fantastic opportunity for all brass and wind players to join together in a massed concert.

Black History Month Year 6 Choir @ Harrow Arts Centre

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Pupils in year 6 performed at this years black history month showcase. Pupils sang “Something inside so strong” by Labi Siffre. Year 6 sounded amazing amongst other performances from secondary schools. What fantastic singers we have in year 6!

Harrow Boys School Choir rehearsal

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Pupils from Newton Farm Choir spent the day rehearsing in the schools performance room. The pupils enjoyed listening to the organ played by the director of music and singing whilst being accompanied on the piano by a pupil.

Year 6 pupils - Ostinato Rhythms

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Year 6 pupils - Ostinato Rhythms

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Pupils in year 6 have been using body percussion to compose their own rhythms. They have added a pitched instrument performing a riff into their work this lesson. Both groups used syncopation in their rhythms, fantastic work from year 6!

Choir Rehearsals - Harrow Boys School Concert

Pupils have now been selected for choir this term and rehearsal are in full swing. Pupils will be performing at the Harrow Boys School later next month conducted by choir fellow Mr Moy. 

Year 6 Final Production

Year 6 have been working very hard on their production the last two weeks, they have been resilient through what has been a hectic two weeks of rehearsals and they all pulled it off in the show on the night! The band accompanied the whole production with professionalism and impeccable musicianship. They will all be missed!

Brass Concert Year3

This week the pupils who have been learning to play the Trumpet and Trombone in year 3 showcased their talents with our annual concert. The concert led by Brass tutor/Trumpet player Francais Rieband went brilliantly! Parents eagerly attended and enjoyed listening to the pupils perform on their instruments. Pupils learnt a range of songs including Samba, Jazz, Rock and sang in some numbers too. Well done year 3!

Royal Albert Hall - Music & Maths

The pupils in year 3 Yew attended a workshop with musician/composer Mike to look at how music and maths can be learnt together. Pupils showed great knowledge of fractions and showed really good progress in recognising notes and rhythms. Pupils composed their own songs and some pupils even performed their instruments in the Royal Albert Hall! 

Orchestra Ensemble final rehearsal of the year

This year the orchestra ensemble has played increasing and exceptional musicianship! The group rehearsed weekly with each other at grade 6 and above standard. The ensemble has performed songs by Handel, Palchabel, Beethoven to name a few. We are very sad to be losing such incredibly able musicians, however we look forward to seeing what they achieve in music after year 6!

Summer Showcase Success!

Selected pupils who play instruments here at Newton Farm performed in their last concert of the year. The choir, orchestra, orchestra ensemble, string ensemble, wind band ensemble, instrumental soloists and rock band were professional throughout and parents and teachers watched the concert illated by the level of musicianship. Excellent performance from everyone!

Summer Showcase Success - Pretty Little Horses Newton Farm Choir

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Wind Band Ensemble

Pupils rehearsing for the Summer showcase on Tuesday. Clarinet pupils are making really good progress!

Rock Band Club's debut performance

Next week the pupils in the Rock Band club will be performing for the first time in this year's summer showcase. Pupils will be performing 'Bad Habits' by Ed Sheeran. The Rock band club is run by Miss Silva!

Last Orchestra rehearsal of the year

Pupils in the school orchestra have been rehearsing all term to perform in this years summer showcase. They will be performing Yellow Submarine, Pirates of the Carribean and The Water Music by Handel. Pupils have really impressed their music teacher this term!

New Instruments in Music Room

Due to the money raised in this year's Spring Concert we have now bought a Marimba for the pupils' music classroom. Pupils used it for the first time this week and love the sound it makes! Well done to all children who performed in Spring Concert!

String Ensemble rehearsals

Newton Farm now has, along with their own Orchestra and Orchestra Ensemble, a Windband and String Ensemble. The groups will rehearse each week together and will be directed by the older pupils. Pupils are currently working on Autumn from the Vivldi's Four Seasons.

Year 3 Music and Maths Workshop @ Royal Albert Hall

This week the pupils in year 3 Cedar attended a Music & Maths workshop at the Royal Albert Hall. Pupils used fractions, decimals and percentages to work out rhythms and used instruments and tablets to compose their own drum beat. The pupils really enjoy the workshop with musician Mike!

Harrow Boys School Choir Fellow takes choir rehearsal

For the next three weeks choir fellow Thomas Moy will be taking the rehearsals here at Newton Farm. He is teaching the choir classical works from operas such as Handel. The pupils rose to the challenge of singing in olden English! 

Orchestra Trip @ Southbank Centre

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The Newton Farm school orchestra attended a concert @ the Southbank Centre to watch the Chineke! Orchestra. The school orchestra thoroughly enjoyed listening to the live orchestra and we hope to see many of our students on stage with a professional orchestra in the future!

Newton Farm's Got Talent Winners!

Here are our winners for this year's NFGT final! What a show it was! In first place we have juggling, second place we have a year 1 dance troupe, and in third place we had a brother and sister singing together. Well done everyone who took part! 

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