Summer Music Concert
Well done to all the children who took part in today's music concert. Thank you to Mrs Bradshaw who trains the school orchestra - the children played their three pieces really well!
Well done also to all the soloists, duos or groups who entertained us with their pieces today. It is lovely to see how you have all developed your playing and your confidence in performing in front of a large audience.
I am sorry that not everyone appears in a photograph; I thought I was sitting in a good position in the hall, but could not see the pianists!
Visit by Runaway Brass
Last week we were delighted to be entertained by Runaway Brass. The conservatoire students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama brought along their trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, to play many lyrical or catchy tunes and to demonstrate some key features of the instruments. Children (and staff) loved the performances and the interactive activities and many may well be asking to learn to play a brass instrument in the future!
Winter Music Concert 2022
Congratulations to all the pupils who performed in our Winter Concert last week. It was great to see our orchestra in action again under the direction of Mrs Bradshaw from North Somerset Music. The children performed really well in front of the audience...overcoming their nerves!
The audience really enjoyed every solo, duet or group performance - and didn't mind hearing six versions of 'Jingle Bells'!
Summer Music Concert - July 2022
After an absence of three years, we were once again delighted to invite parents to our Summer Music Concert. The Golden Valley musicians presented a wonderful concert to mark the end of an excellent year of music making. Many of our performing pupils have only started playing this academic year, so to see them stand confidently and play their pieces was lovely.
Many thanks to Mrs Dean who co-ordinates all the music tuition, leads the school choir and organised the concert. Thanks also to the visiting music teachers from North Somerset Music Service.
Enjoy the photographs!
A great afternoon with the Good Afternoon Choir!
We were delighted to welcome the Good afternoon Choir and their leader Ben England to Golden Valley School before the Easter break for a fantastic workshop. Both choirs taught each other songs, and worked together brilliantly to put on a superb performance to parents and visitors. Thank you so much to all involved... we look forward to the next joint venture!
An introduction to the 'cello and double bass
Orchestra Day at Nailsea School
Our fantastic musicians had a superb day at Nailsea School, learning three pieces and then performing them alongside students from the Nailsea School Orchestra to parents and other visitors. It was a great opportunity for our pupils to see what sort of things they might be doing at secondary school in a few years' time and has hopefully inspired them to keep up all that practice!
We hope you enjoyed the concert and will enjoy the photographs below:
Orchestra Day at Nailsea School Nov 2018
MAWS Concert 2018
Well done to the 60+ pupils from Years 4, 5 & 6 who performed at last night's 43rd MAWS concert at the Colston Hall in Bristol. The concert was once again a real spectacle, with quality singing, dancing and ensemble playing. The audience was entertained with music from popular films including The Greatest Showman, Trolls, Beauty and the Beast, to name but a few. There was also a lovely selection of songs to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I.
Pieces played by the massed guitar group, string ensemble and windband were of a very high standard and included many players from Golden Valley.
Enjoy the photographs - apologies for the quality though, it is tricky to take shots without a flash from so far back!
Orchestra Day at Nailsea School
Nailsea School invited local primary schools to take part in a 'from scratch' orchestra day. We took along 40, brilliantly behaved musicians and they spent the morning rehearsing in small groups, before coming together in the afternoon to rehearse as a whole orchestra, alongside many other primary and secondary pupils. The performance of three pieces was very impressive, and the audience also enjoyed some performances by soloists and ensembles from Nailsea School.
We hope you enjoy the photographs...