The Russell School

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Music 

Music is a recognised strength of the school. We have a strong musical tradition and a high percentage of our children take up an instrument. A broad curriculum is offered including singing, instrumental work and musical appreciation.

Instruments Being Taught During the School Day

Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Ukulele – contact admin@russell.herts.sch.uk

Drums (kit not percussion) – contact Alex directly at alexmorse14@hotmail.co.uk

Violin, Viola – contact Miffy directly at miffygardham123@ntlworld.com

If you are interested in school flute lessons please contact admin@russell.herts.sch.uk

Our many ensembles and groups play in many different events each year.  Our instrumentalists take a leading part in the Rickmansworth and District Primary Schools Music Festival in the spring term, and each year, children perform in our Easter Concert to showcase their musical talents.   in addition we perform each year at the school Remembrance Day Parade, Chorleywood Village night, local care home, assemblies and outdoor concerts when we get the opportunity.

 

 Extra-Curricular Musical Opportunities

If you would like to get involved with music at the Russell School we would love to hear from you either as a musical parent to get involved or a child to join our groups.  Listed below are our current clubs. For any questions please contact music@russell.herts.sch.uk.  Each club below has a form to fill in if you would like to join, just click on the link.

Brass Band; Thursdays 3.15pm-4.00pm. Our band has performed at Chorleywood Village Night, Remembrance Day Parade, School Fairs and various concerts.  All brass instrumentalists are welcome preferably once you can play an octave.  Just fill in this form to join Brass Band 2018_19

 Drum Club Monday lunchtimes – Alex Morse professional kit drummer is running a club for children to play together on the drums with backing tracks. Contact alexmorse14@hotmail.co.uk

 Junior Vocals: Thursdays 8.00am– our KS2 choir have performed at the O2 and Wembley, Chorleywood Village night, a local Chorleywood Care home and many school concerts. In January 2019 we will be performing again at the O2 in London.  Just fill in this form to join Junior Vocals 2018_19

 Mini Maestros; Tuesdays 8.30am – Year One children have an opportunity to try out a simple introduction to music.  They will explore musical basics the easy way by playing musical games, and the course includes an introduction to percussion, singing and other instruments through the year. A great way to see if the kids are interested with minimal commitment.  Just fill in this form to join Mini Maestros 2018_19

Mini Vocals; Fridays 8.30am – our KS1 choir, who meet weekly on Friday mornings at 8.30am.  They sang at our Christmas fair and Easter concert, singing fun songs that are appropriate for their age. Just fill in this form to join Mini Vocals 2018_19

Some of our Mini vocals performing a song about sunglasses in July 2018.

Orchestra; Wednesdays 8.15am: KS2 children who have been playing for more than one year can come along.  All orchestral instruments, recorders, guitars and a couple of keyboard players are welcome. We start with some musical games, do some improvisation and then master some music.  Orchestra is paid for by the Forward Fund and any musical parents are welcome to come along and join in too!  Just fill in this form to join Orchestra 2018_19

 Pop Band; Mondays 8.00am: Year 5 and 6 children who play keyboard, kit, guitar or sing might like to consider this group.  Last year’s group performed at the school Easter Concert and are about to record themselves in a recording studio over the summer.  Places are limited.  Just fill in this form to join Pop Band 2018_19

 Trumpet Club; Thursdays 12.30 – Learning the trumpet and music theory in a small relaxed group run by Christine. Just fill in this form to join Trumpet Club 2018_19