Music Champion School
We are delighted to announce that Allerton Grange School has been awarded LMEP (Leeds Music Education Partnership) Music Champion School Status, in recognition of the ongoing commitment to music education and the opportunities for music making available to our students.
Allerton Grange is one of only three secondary schools in Leeds to achieve this recognition.
We are incredibly proud of the quality and diversity of music at Allerton Grange. Our performance schedule is always busy with no fewer than 6 major concerts and musicals each year, involving a wide range of musicians in all year groups.
As a school, we value music as an important skill, so we subsidise the cost of instrumental lessons to make this affordable. Consequently, many students at Allerton Grange choose to take up an instrument and achieve graded music qualifications.
Our visiting instrumental teachers cover traditional instruments, such as brass, strings, woodwind, piano/keyboard and voice; they also provide lessons in very popular instruments like drums, guitar and DJing.
Our music vibrant music department is always a busy place to be. There are a variety of bands and choirs rehearsing and performing regularly, including Rock Band, Samba Band, Junior and Senior Concert Band and Pop Choir.
The annual Battle of the Bands is much-anticipated; students frequently perform their own compositions and competition is fierce. This year finalists recorded their tracks in a professional recording studio, which created a real buzz around school.
Our musicians perform regularly in the community both locally and internationally. Each July, our musicians tour somewhere in Europe; last year they performed in Belgium and this year they are visiting Lake Garda.