Celebrating through Music

Elmhurst School for Boys

14th June 2019 | Early Years

Celebrating through Music

The Music Department would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Simon Jeffery and Randall, alongside the other amateur and professional musicians, who assembled for Sunday's Summer Fair, celebrating Elmhurst School's 150th anniversary. I have always found that watching live music is incredibly inspirational and many of the boys at the Summer Fair have been asking me questions about the instruments and songs. What’s more, those musicians have agreed to come in next term to lead workshops with some of our boys and we are looking forward to organising more trips out to see live performances.

The peripatetic staff have been continuing to work with boys 1:1 after school and at weekends, to nurture their musical interests and help them to work hard towards quality performances. These lessons not only teach the best of instrument-specific techniques but also revise staff-notation and score-reading, to develop the whole musician. Boys that have piano, drumkit and wind lessons are preparing for a concert on Saturday 6th July at Elmhurst School.

As the academic year is drawing to an end, boys throughout the school are preparing pieces for performance. Music has been a central feature of celebrations in all cultures for thousands of years. Can you remember the last birthday party you went to where "Happy Birthday" wasn’t sung? It brings people together in a joyous union and makes an event feel special. We have already had some lovely comments about the Father’s Day assembly poems, artwork and songs: perfect expressions of love and beautifully delivered by our pupils.

We look forward to the upcoming performance opportunities at Elmhurst, which include:

  • Orchestra collaboration with Croydon High School mini-concert on 1st July
  • Elmhurst’s Got Talent on 27th June
  • International Day on 28th June
  • Saturday Music School Concert on 6th July
  • Twelfth Night Year 6 production on 9th July
  • Leaver’s Speech Day on 10th July

- Miss Laurent (Head of Music)

Posted on 25th Jun 2020 | Early Years

Welcome back to our Elmhurst Boys

We are delighted to announce that all Elmhurst boys have now been invited back to school. It's so lovely [...]

Read more »

Posted on 25th Jun 2020 |

Elmhurst pupils put their feelings into words

Everyone at Elmhurst stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our boys have been looking at what is [...]

Read more »

Posted on 24th Jun 2020 | Early Years

The importance of Wellbeing at Elmhurst School

The conversations around Covid and the experience of social distancing and home learning, have most likely tested everyone' [...]

Read more »
Photo Gallery Arrange a visi Request a Prospectus School Calendar
Est. 1869
Back to top Back to top

© 2020 Elmhurst School for Boys

44 - 48 South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7DW

T: 020 8688 0661

Privacy Policy | Site Map

Part of Bellevue Education

Bellevue Education