Live music back in the Long Room

Last Friday, the sound of live music filled the Long Room at Elstree once more, as our talented musicians from Years 5, 6 and 7 stepped forward to perform at the Informal Music Concert.

The live (informal) music concert programme

Performances ranged from the flute, violin and cello to the guitar, clarinet and piano. There were singing performances from Sophie and Leonardo too.

Frank  Violin Chanson Triste
Hamish  Piano Lazy Bear
Petra  Cello On The Go
Oliver  Clarinet Mexican Hat Dance
Jules Viola Still Reeling
Wilf Piano Sailor’s Hornpipe
Sophie Voice Land of the Silver Birch
Calvin Violin Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
Tilly Flute Shrimp Circus
Laurence Piano Let It Be
Isla Cello Full Moon
Leonardo Voice & Guitar Blackbird
James Piano Sonata in A Major


Who did Head of Music Mrs Westley think were the stand-out performances?

“A difficult question, as all of our performers played with such zest. But, if I had to choose, I would say Tilly’s debut on her flute; James’s beautiful violin tone; Sophie’s singing reprise from her Grade 2 exam piece; Calvin’s evocative violin piece with its swaying dance rhythms; and Leonardo’s electric guitar expertise.  It was just so good to have a live concert after everything being remote.”

Live music at Elstree

Music is an important part of Elstree life both within and outside the curriculum. Aside from the year group informal concerts,  there are four choirs, and a variety of orchestras and ensembles to perform with. As many as 85% of our pupils learn an instrument, with some learning two.

What is an informal music concert?

Informal concerts at Elstree are held for each year group, every term. Held in the Long Room, they are an opportunity for pupils to play or sing a piece of music they have learnt in front of a small, friendly and supportive audience.