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

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Let it Be, arranged by the inspiring young saxophonist Jess Gillam

Please enjoy watching this wonderful version of Let it Be, arranged by the inspiring young saxophonist Jess Gillam.

All AGGS music classes were invited to join this project by uploading a video of either playing an instrument or singing. The arrangement is a lovely one.

It was serendipity as we sing Let it Be regularly in our AGGS assemblies and often it’s this song that is chosen by Y11 and Y13 in their leavers’ assembly.

A big thank you to our wonderful team of 14 instrumental teachers, who are teaching students remotely and who encouraged their pupils to record a part.

Look out for the following students, who have let me know they were involved. Some specified the time they can be seen. They will all be awarded a merit:

7-3 Kalila R           double bass
7-3 Maia S H         singing      – 3.37
8-2 Abi H               singing

8-2 Regina E         violin
8-4 Zoe H              trombone 
8-5 Thakshila R   trombone – 1.48
8-5 Bea W            clarinet
9-3 Eleanor W     bassoon    – 1.18
Y9 Eleanor H       violin

Read more on the following article:

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/watch-jess-gillams-virtual-scratch-orchestra-perform-let-it-be/

Eve got first prize in Living Edge Art Competition

The annual Living Edge School’s Art Competition took place at The Lowry on Saturday morning and as usual the work exhibited by all of the students was very impressive.
Eve (Year 12) won first prize in one of the three category’s for her brilliant ‘beetroot’.
Her work has already been published in the March issue of the magazine and the winners will feature in the April edition.
Fabulous News!!!

The Greatest Dancer – Grace S 10-3

Unfortunately, Vale’s time on the Greatest Dancer has now come to an end as they didn’t get through this week. You could watch their performance this week on BBC iplayer. They were the 2nd performance of the evening.

What an amazing achievement for Grace and her team to get to the last 7 acts and a fantastic experience to be involved in the process and all those live shows.

They will have one last chance to perform in the live final, with all 12 of the final acts, on Saturday 7th March on BBC1. They have also been asked to appear on Blue Peter!

Mrs Anstey

The Greatest Dancer

Huge congratulations to Grace (Year 10) who, together with her dance school Vale, is down to the final 10 acts on BBC1s The Greatest Dancer. Please keep watching and supporting, Saturday nights on BBC1. Good luck Grace. We are so proud of you!

Chicago

Our whole school musical will be Chicago in July 2020. Students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 are invited to participate. You will need to be free to rehearse every Tuesday after school 3:30-4:45pm in the hall. Just turn up to the first rehearsal on Tuesday 14th April. If you want to audition for a main part, you must attend a music audition on Wednesday 19th February or Friday 21st February plus attend the dance and drama audition on Thursday 20th February. You must sign up for a time slot on the sheets outside the drama studio, and prepare one of the songs on the notice. Please see the posters outside the drama studio for more information, or speak to your dance / drama / music teacher.

Grace’s team gone through to next stage in BBC’s TGD

Grace, with her dance school, is down to the final 12 dance groups in BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer! She is on Team Oti.
This Saturday, all 12 groups will perform new dances in the live challenge show. Who goes through each week is now down to the public vote, and 2 groups go home every Saturday. Fingers crossed Grace stays in the competition for as long as possible. They really deserve this amazing opportunity.
Please support Grace, the live shows start on Saturday (1st Feb) 6:30pm on BBC1.