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Music at Redland High
Music is integral to the life of Redland High.
We have a separate Music School which is equidistant between the Junior and Senior Schools and which has many rooms that are suitable for individual, group and whole class lessons as well as a studio which provides space for extra-curricular Music activities, rehearsals and small concerts. All our most important occasions are celebrated with Music. Choirs and instrumentalists play an active part in the Carol Service, held in St Alban's Westbury Park, and in the annual School Commemoration Service at Bristol Cathedral.
We are extremely proud of the high standard of Music achieved at Redland High, particularly by our Music Scholars but we are also keen that everyone can enjoy Music making and all the girls are encouraged to join at least one lunchtime musical activity.
In both the Junior and Senior Schools, we hold Autumn and Spring concerts and also regular lunchtime or tea time concerts. Music is taught to all pupils and our peripatetic Music teachers offer individual lessons on a wide range of instruments.
The Friends of Redland High recently bought a variety of wind instruments for the Music School, so that girls can try an instrument before their parents go to the expense of purchase.
Over 200 pupils have instrumental or vocal tuition from visiting teachers on the following instruments: violin, viola, 'cello, double bass, piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon, voice, all brass instruments, piano and organ. Redland High School is a centre for Associated Board examinations each term.
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Latest News - Music at Redland High
Two talent scouts from BBC's The Voice visited Redland High Music School. They had approached the School a week earlier requesting to hear one or two of our exceptional singers over the age of 16. The judges were captivated by the two outstanding performances that were delivered by Lily Garbutt (pictured) and Becky Brown (who left in 2010), so much so that both girls have been encouraged to apply for the main show!
Former pupil Kirsten Jenson has combined forces with former piano and part time Classics teacher, Clare Wilding, to present a charity concert in aid of Care for Casualties.
Year 11 student, Anastasia Laurie composed a music piece that was performed by the Brodowski Quartet at the Greenwich String Festival. The piece was discussed with the audience and then followed a wonderful performance that was recorded for her to use as her A2 composition submission.
Musicians from Redland High have once again achieved success at two local Festivals of Music, Speech and Drama with many achieving incredibly high marks indeed. Anna Cazalet not only won the class she entered but was also awarded the prize of 'Most Promising Musician' which is an superb accolade.
The Bristol Post reported recently on a lunchtime concert by Redland High students. 'There is a particularly high standard at the school and this was evident in the lunchtime concert given at the cathedral ... in which Chamber Choir and Orchestra, violin quartet and piano and violin soloist performed.
On Thursday 14 March, over 100 musicians from across the Redland community gathered at St. Albans Church for the annual Spring concert. After a day of intensive rehearsals, a large audience had gathered and were looking forward to a varied programme of music involving girls from year 2 to year 13.
After almost a year of rehearsing, 41 girls and 5 staff gathered at Redland High at 5am, ready to depart for a fun-filled and action-packed 5 days in Paris. Although staff were expecting to travel with a coach full of sleepy girls, it wasn't long before the on-board rehearsals began; girls were sat with their music in their hands, reciting their words and rehearsing their harmonies, completely committed to the job in hand and loving it!
Following the performances of Light of the World, the collection money raised totalling over £300 was sent to 'A-Live', a charity that supports the elderly. They have written to thank us and we would like to pass our thanks on to all the parents, grandparents and carers who were able to come and support both our performances and the charity.