Music

“Welcome to St. Mary’s Music Department, a place of creativity, exploration and learning.”
— Mr P Scholey, Subject Leader of Music

Please explore this section showing some of what we get up to and start thinking about the music you would like to be engaged in during your time at St. Mary's!


Extra-Curricular Music Opportunities

Please see the current timetable below:

Lunchtime (1:20pm – 1:50pm):

  • Tuesday Lunchtime - Pop Choir

  • Friday Lunchtime - Jazz Band

After School (3pm – 4pm):

  • Wednesday after school - Chamber Choir

  • Thursday after school - Orchestra

There is a room booking system in place for pupil directed groups (singers/bands/DJ etc).

Upcoming events:

  • Thursday 6 June 2019: Battle of The Bands

  • Tuesday 9 July 2019: Summer Concert

Mr Scholey and Mr Dobson in the Music Department can provide further details: email p.scholey@stmarysmenston.org

There are many opportunities to perform at St. Mary’s, particularly at our 3 main concerts (Christmas Carol Concert, The Bambisanani Partnership Fundraiser and our Summer Concert).


Music News Stories


The Musician's Prayer

Oh Lord, please bless this music that it might glorify your name. May the talent that you have bestowed upon me be used only to serve you.

Let this music be a witness to your majesty and love, and remind us that you are always watching, and listening, from your throne above.

May your presence and beauty be found in every note, and may the words that are sung reach the hearts of your people so they will draw closer to you.

May your Spirit guide us through every measure so that we might be the instruments of your peace, and proclaim your glory with glad voices.

Amen


Teachers

  • Mr P Scholey (Subject Leader of Music)

  • Mr B Dobson


Rooms

  • H2

  • H3

  • Recording Studio


Curriculum

Key Stage 3

All students study Music during Key Stage 3 and receive a music lesson every week. Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes.


KEY STAGE 4

For more information, please see our Key Stage 4 Subject Information booklet.


 

SIXTH FORM

For more information, please see our Level 3 Subject Information booklet.

 


Former Pupils

Remarkable numbers of St. Mary's students have gone on to fame, success and fulfillment in the music world.

Name Area Description
Simon Rix Music Bass player for,Kaiser Chiefs
Nick Baines Music Keyboardist for,Kaiser Chiefs
Nick Hodgson Music Drummer for,Kaiser Chiefs (until 2012)
Joseph Dunwell Music Lead vocals and guitar for The Dunwells (band)
Dave Dunwell Music Vocals, guitar and keyboard for The Dunwells (band)
Rob Clayton Music Bass guitar for The Dunwells (band)
Sean Conlon Music Member of boyband, 5ive
Jordan McPhee Music Member of boyband,Billiam

Twitter

St. Mary's Music Department have our own Twitter account, which we would like all the St. Mary's community to follow!


YouTube

St. Mary's Music Department have our own YouTube channel!