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!
Music News Stories
Fame – The Musical Performed at St. Mary’s, Menston
Congratulations to Yingzhe Feng (9W), Kathryn De Souza (9W) and Daniel Cullen (9P) who recently competed in the Aireborough Rotary Young Musician competition against students from Horsforth School and Benton Park.
Our music students busked in Leeds City Centre to entertain the public and raise money for our school charities.
Niamh Howley, Tia George and Anthony Beckwith
Year 8 student Daniel Cullen was last week involved in a memorial service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
On Saturday evening, Year 10 students Keith Bray, Sylvia Cullen and Kathryn Bradley sang at the First Direct Arena in front of a full house, accompanying world star Barry Manilow!
Oliver Horan (Year 11) won the Rotary Aireborough Young Musician Competition which was held at Benton Park School on 20 January 2016
Our Carol Service takes place on Monday 14 December at 7.00 pm at Leeds Trinity University
Listen to a performance by our Pop Choir and find out about our extra-curricular programme in Music and the events they perform at.
Best Musician Award at Army Cadet Camp
Our Annual Feast Day Concert took place on 16 July 2015.
During the final week of term a special concert took place in our Performing Arts Studio with performances from our talented GCSE musicians.
Professional photographs showing various aspects of our school life
Well done to our musicians who took part in the concert on Thursday 25 June 2015.
Piano Grade 7, Voice Grade 6 and Violin Grade 5
Music Theory Grade 5
Cornet, Wharfedale Festival Winner 2015 (Solo and Duet)
Piano Grade 7
Musical extravaganza showcases the formidable musical talent of GCSE and A-level Music students
The very best of St. Mary’s talent was on show February 4–6 2015, when the musical “We Will Rock You” was brought to the school stage. This year’s production has been a huge success with sell out performances over three nights.
Musical extravaganza showcases the formidable musical talent of GCSE and A-level Music students.
The Music department offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for performers at all levels such as:
- Jazz Band
- Chamber Choir
- Pop Choir
- Ukulele Orchestra
- Rock bands
Whether a beginner or a more experienced instrumentalist, St. Mary’s Music Department offers instrumental tuition on most instruments. These lessons take part during the school day, on a rotational timetable, with professional tutors who can guarantee progression and enjoyment.
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.
- Mr P Scholey (Subject Leader of Music)
- Mr B Dobson
- Recording Studio
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.
Lessons in Key Stage 3 explore the development of new or existing performing, composing and music theory skills through weekly one-hour lessons.
We believe that nurturing musical skills through the use of a wide range of instruments and technology (including a fully equipped recording studio), coupled with links with the music industry, will give students the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
Topics covered include:
- Film Music
- Song Performance and Composition
- Music Theory
- Classical Music
KEY STAGE 4
For more information, please see our Key Stage 4 Subject Information booklet.
For more information, please see our Level 3 Subject Information booklet.
Remarkable numbers of St. Mary's students have gone on to fame, success and fulfillment in the music world.
|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|
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St. Mary's Music Department have our own YouTube channel!