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Music Performance Lockdown Challenge Winners!

Allerton Grange students were given the opportunity to take part in a Music Performance Lockdown Challenge.

The Music Team is so proud of all of their performance submissions and the effort the students had gone to to take part. Students were asked to submit a recording on any instrument, in any style and with or without a backing track. Prizes have been awarded for entries for different genres and the sub-genres within.

 Pictures of winners no names

Winners are:

Category 1: Popular music - Rock, Pop, Hip Hop and Rap, Soul etc.
 Manvinder and Gurman - Let Her Go by Passenger (Category sub-genre: Piano (Gurman) and Guitar (Manvinder) Alternative/Indie WINNER)
 Niamh - Heather by Conan Gray (Category sub-genre: Pop Singer WINNER)
 Jolyon - Just Don’t Know – Rock School Grade 1 (Category sub-genre: Guitar Rock Grade exam piece WINNER)
 Gopal – Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple (Category sub-genre: Guitar Metal/Rock WINNER)

Category 2: Musical Theatre
 Sara  – Somebody to Love – Queen (Category sub-genre: Vocal Musical WINNER)
 Category 3: Classical (Classical/contemporary)
 Aditya – Comptine d’un autre ete (Category sub-genre: Contemporary piano Classical/Avant-garde music WINNER)
 Lewis - Vois tu la Neige qui Brille by Jean - Baptiste Arban (Category sub-genre: Classical Trumpet study WINNER)

Category 4: Jazz (on different instruments/improvisation)
 Archie – Jazz Desafinado by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (Category sub-genre: Jazz Drums WINNER)
 Rowan – Mammoth mix of Jazz including Improvisation including "Too Blue to be True" by James Rae and "Minnie the Moocher" by Cab Calloway. (Category sub-genre: Jazz Saxophone WINNER)
 Wallace - il vento d’oro (Category sub-genre: Piano Jazz version of a film theme WINNER)

Category 5: Folk
 Freya - The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard (Category sub-genre: Singing Folk WINNER)

Category 6: Composition
 Harry - Nothing to Lose (Nothing to Do) – (Composition category - played all parts - WINNER)

Each person will receive a certificate and a £10 voucher as a prize. The students have done such a great job and shown confident musicianship skills, creativity, determination and hard work. The Music Department is very proud of their achievements, well done everyone!

You can view all the performances here.

 

"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018