The EBIS Music Department
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. (Plato)
Music has an important place in the curriculum at EBIS. Musical education, therefore, begins in Early Years Foundation Stage and continues every year, until the end of Year 9, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music whilst honing their musical skills.
Children are introduced to music and its various aspects through playing instruments, singing and dancing. Each child also has the opportunity to begin to play simple musical instruments and through a very practical approach begin to understand fundamental aspects of music such as rhythm and harmony.
All pupils are encouraged to participate in instrumental and choral activities which rehearse at lunch time and after school. Among the many music clubs on offer, we are particularly proud of the school Choir. The Choir has an impressive number of selected talented singers, both boys and girls. Other extra-curricular groups include the percussion club, boom whackers club, recorder club, and there are separate keyboard, guitar and singing after-school clubs. Performances take place in school theatre and other venues.
A dedicated team of highly experienced music teachers deliver music lessons to pupils throughout the school. There are numerous opportunities for pupils to perform, ranging from small informal recitals and school assemblies to whole-school concerts. Our own KS3 Talent competition gives all pupils the opportunity to perform and show their musical talents and skills.
‘Music makes a kind of liquid link between the study of languages, literature and the other arts, history, and the sciences – joining them together in the outer world of feelings and relationships and the inner world of the imagination.’ (Dr Robin Holloway, composer)