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Music at St. John's is considered to be a very important part of the curriculum and life of the school - Ofsted March 2010 reported that 'The quality of singing and the orchestra are superb.'

Over 100 children across the school are currently learning a musical instrument. Please click on the Instruments picture above for more information.

We believe it is very important for every child to have an opportunity of learning an instrument, which is why in Year 2 we begin teaching the children how to play the recorder. This continues to develop through year 3 and 4. In years 5 and 6 children are taught how to play the ukulele. All of our children have access to a wide variety of classroom instruments in our specialist music room, including djembe drums, samba and glockenspiels, as well as a large selection of percussive instruments.

For a full indepth look at our music curriculum and the resources available to support your child's learning please click on the curriculum picture at the top of the page.

Concerts and Festivals

During the school year there are many opportunities for all our musicians and singers to perform at concerts and festivals.

Harrow Music Service host some amazing opportunities which St. John's School take part in. These include Band Festival, String Festival, Guitar Festival, World Music Festival, Song Festival and Choir Showcase. After a day's rehearsal at Elliot Hall, Harrow Art Centre, the children perform to family, friends and often representatives from the Harrow Mayoral Council. It's when all these musicians come together, the magic happens!

Alongside the Harrow Festivals are many opportunities for performances in the local community too, as well as working alongside other schools such as John Lyon School in Harrow.

To see all the events that we have taken part in during this last year, please click on the Events picture at the top of this page.

Music Clubs

We have a number of clubs that run every week and are free for the students to be part of.  We are privaledged to have an orchestra club, which now boasts almost 40 members. The orchestra work very hard, not only rehearsing after school, but also coming in early to play for the school clergy service every Wednesday. 

We also have 2 choirs, 'Singing Stars' which is an infant choir that meets at lunch times and a 'Sing Up' which is our KS2 choir that meets weekly after school. Sing Up are extremely bury throughout the year, with numerous engagements and opportunities to sing for people.

For more information on all the music clubs that St John's run, please click on the Clubs picture at the top of this page.

Music Awards

The school awards two musical trophies each year to year 6 pupils. The 'Evans Cup' for outstanding musical contribution to the school, and the 'Grier Cup' for outstanding achievement on a particular musical instrument. Both trophies have been kindly donated by parents of pupils who have attended St John's.

We have also been nominated by our local music hub and awarded a certificate and membership to Music Mark in recognition of a commitment to providing a high-quality music education for all children and young people.

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