Dance Auditons

If you have been preparing a solo or group dance for the dance production, the auditions to show your finished piece are on: Tuesday 12th January.

Remember:

  • All dancers must be from the same year group
  • There must be no contact work, or being face to face with other dancers
  • Your dance must be finished (it doesn’t need to be very long 2-3 minutes is fine)
  • Bring your music on your phone / CD
  • You could also submit a dance film
  • The auditions on Tuesday 12th January will be from 3:40-4:30pm.
  • In January, you will be able to sign up to a time-slot on the dance noticeboard in the gym changing rooms. Once you have performed, you may leave.

Mrs. Anstey

Y13 song – 2020 Christmas Day

The Y13 A level group composed this uplifting song amidst the pandemic. Do watch their performance – they composed it in just a few hours together.
The lyrics are here if you’d like to sing along!

2020 christmas day

alone on christmas day
england as always is grey
santa is riding on his sleigh
to deliver presents we pray
but christmas is kinda cliche
we wanna make this a special day
so some tritones will come your way
Looks like lockdowns here to stay

2020 christmas looks different on Zoom
you cant sing carols when ur mics on mute
Thought you’d meet up your with friends
But you’re not
So we gotta make the most of what we got
Heres to 2020 Christmas day

panic buying toilet papers tinsel for the tree
all brits need is a good cup of tea
go outside don’t go outside to be or not to be
wash your hands to happy birthday, safety guarantee
support local businesses save the economy
clap for the nhs because it’s full in a&e
need a christmas turkey try out takeout kfc
this christmas won’t be so bad just wait and see

Under mistletoe with someone you’ve wanted to ask
But you cant get close and you both have mask
Thought you’d meet up with your friends
But you’re not
So we gotta make the most of what we got
Here to 2020 Christmas day

christmas means almost new year
the pubs will open soon don’t you fear
so if in doubt just hold on tight
2021 is gonna be alright

christmas means almost new year
2021 is about to premiere
a vaccine is in sight
2021 will be alright
2021 will be alright
2021 will be alright

AGGS Virtual Christmas Concert 2020

Please enjoy watching our virtual Christmas concert.
We are proud of the way students and staff have risen to the challenges of rehearsing at a distance, with smaller year group musical ensembles and how they’ve adapted on a weekly basis when students have been self isolating.
Jazz Band and Saxophone ensemble have put together a lovely virtual arrangement, when students playing brass/wind instruments have been learning safely completely from home.
String Orchestra and Chamber choir recorded their items after just one rehearsal after the most recent month long lockdown.
Have a lovely Christmas from everyone in the Music Department at AGGS!

Click on the link below to watch the concert online:
https://wp.aggs.trafford.sch.uk/arts/aggs-virtual-christmas-concert-2020/

AGGS Virtual Christmas Concert 2020

 


If you are able, please donate towards our concert. Donations to be split between

AGGS
Music Department
Concert Fund

and HelpMusicians

Donations can be made through ParentPay

 

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Trafford Music opportunities for Year 8-13

Online music workshops for 13-19’s with Brighter Sound

Aimed at young musicians interested in developing their skills, exploring new ways to make music, and/or looking at music as part of their future career. Sessions will be led by a range of inspiring guest artists including MC Strategy, producer Breezewax, RnB singer-songwriter Mali Hayes and electro-pop artist Natalie McCool.

Between 16 Nov-9 Dec, Brighter Sound will be running two free weekly workshops focusing on the different elements of being a musician. On Monday nights we’ll focus on the practical things you need to know and on Wednesday nights we’ll explore exciting new approaches to making music. Depending on your interests, you’re welcome to come to just one workshop, a selection of
them, or the whole series.

Until we’re able to meet safely in person, we hope these workshops help you to stay connected to your love of music, your ambitions for the future, and each other.

Participants will need access to a laptop, tablet or phone and internet access, and will need to register in advance of each workshop – please click the links below to find out more.

Online music workshops for 13-19’s with Brighter Sound

 

 

COVID Bake-Off

Tuesday 20th October saw the PE, Dance and Drama departments’ COVID Bake-off. It was agreed that the quality of the baking across the PE/Dance and Drama department is outstanding!

See their creations below:

Successful Half Term for Music Department

The Music Dpartment has had a really successful half term with 9 extra curricular music ensembles now running, with almost every year group with the opportunity to join a music bubble at lunchtime. We also have had some great rehearsals all at 2m distance with String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Chamber Choir.

This is impressive, as the listening skills required to perform at such distance are significant in relation to blend and tuning. Students have grown in confidence!

Our GCSE and A level students are also leading their own ensembles weekly and it’s great to begin to hear some Christmas music being prepared for our remote Christmas concert this term.

Thanks to all the Music Dpt staff for leading and organising these ensembles and also to the many instrumental teachers who are teaching either face to face, or remotely within stringent music Covid safety guidelines.

Years 10-13 Artworks

Year 9 Sweets and Food