Confident musical performances from Year 5

Last Friday, Year 5  showcased their talents to a friendly and supportive audience in the Long Room. Their class, tutors, headmaster and wife watched their musical performances in person, while their parents had a close up view via Zoom (thanks to Mr Attwood).

For some pupils, this was their debut at Elstree, but if there were any nerves, they didn’t show. The talented group performed on the cello, drums, piano, viola and by voice, making a  thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable afternoon.

Head of Music Mrs Westley said: “It is great to see these young musicians making their way up the school and starting to make their mark upon the Elstree musical scene.”

Informal concerts at Elstree

Informal concerts at Elstree are held for each year group, every term, for pupils to play or sing a piece of music they have learnt in front of an audience. Usually, Parents, Grandparents and friends are invited to come along and hear their child/ren play. But, for the time being, they are treated to the musical performances via Zoom.

Opportunities to perform at larger concerts

There are opportunities to perform at larger concerts for the bigger ensembles, including one outdoors in the summer term. Pupils also visit Senior Schools for workshops. and can participate in local festivals and national competitions. 

Charitable events

Elstree musicians are regularly invited to perform at charitable events throughout the year. Last Christmas, Elstree and Bradfield Chapel Choirs joined forces during the last week of the Autumn Term to sing for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Carol Service. 

Music at Elstree

With four choirs, orchestras, ensembles, and 75 per cent learning an instrument, music is thriving at Elstree.