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

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

 

 

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.

Free online jazz sessions over the summer 3-7 August

Simon Lodge, who runs our AGGS Jazz Band is promoting a great jazz online course over the summer.
This would be great for any budding jazz musicians – aged 11-18.
Woodwind, brass, guitar and piano players, and drummers all welcome who have Grade 3 + approximate level.

He says
‘We hold the course every year and I do invite the students but it’s normally in Macclesfield, this year we’re online and it’s free so really accessible!’

Year 7 Decorated Initials

Year 7 Indian Art

Year 7 Mehndi

Year 8 Andrea Joseph artist studies