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Music Enrichment

Extra-Curricular Music at EMC

EMC Band

EMC Band is open to all String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players from all year groups. We rehearse on a Monday lunch time and our repertoire ranges from jazz to pop to film music. Previous performance pieces have included ‘Fireworks’ by Katy Perry, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ by Adele and ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’.

EMC Choir

EMC Choir is open to singers from all year groups. Whether you simply enjoy singing in the car on the way to school or if you have been in productions and shows at school, EMC Choir welcomes you. We have performed in assemblies, at the Leominster Christmas Light Switch on and take part in Sing Spring (A Hereford wide singing scheme) every year. We sing a variety of songs but mainly stick to modern pop songs (sometimes with a twist). Recent performances have included ‘Human’ by Rag and Bone Man, ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse’ and ‘Titanium’ by Sia.

EMC Jam

Year 10/11 GCSE Music students join together on a Friday lunch time to create EMC Jam Band. Students have been working on a variety of pieces from rock, pop, metal, funk and soul.

Flute Choir

Flute Choir work together to perform pieces for our Annual Christmas Concert. Students from all year groups develop their ensemble skills when learning to play Christmas Carols.

String Ensemble

String Ensemble work on pieces during a Monday lunch time to prepare pieces for the Christmas and Summer Concert.

Rehearsal Rooms

Students are able to book out the rehearsal rooms for use on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunch time. Students are able to bring their own instruments in as well as use the instruments within the department such as drum kits, guitars, ukuleles and keyboards.

Performance Opportunities

–          Christmas Concert

–          The Priory Carol Service

–          Leominster Schools Annual Christmas Concert

–          Leominster Christmas Lights Switch On

–          Sing Spring In

–          The Forbury Residential Home

–          EMC Summer Concert

–          Annual Awards Evening

–          Technology Showcase

–          Leominster Community Hospital Carol Singing

Instrumental lessons

Here at EMC we offer a wide variety of instrumental lessons. These lessons take place within the school day and we hire experience peripatetic teachers to provide excellent quality teaching.

Instruments include:

–          Woodwind – Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet  (Mrs Ruth)

–          Brass (Mrs Price)

–          Guitar, Ukulele and Bass (Mr Plowman)

–          Singing (Mrs Bosworth)

–          Drums (Mr Russell)

–          Strings (Miss Roper)

–          Piano (Mrs Kaye)

 

Teachers are happy for students to support students in developing their instrumental skills as well as work towards gaining Grades in their instrument.

Not sure what instrument you want to learn? Have a look at this link set up by Herefordshire Music Service to help you decide! www.encore-enterprises.com/choosinganinstrument