The National Youth Brass Band Championships – Pride for Marriott Brass Band
On Sunday 22nd May, 29 children from Marriott Primary School travelled to Warwick Arts Centre to compete in the biggest event in the brass band calendar: the National Championships. Once our young players were off the coach, it was though they had arrived at a big family gathering. There were brass players and instruments everywhere. You could hear bands warming up in one room and glimpse them performing for the adjudicators through half-open doors.
And then Marriott Band was called to the stage. Our players were cool, calm and collected. They knew exactly what they were doing. And this showed in the playing which was confident and alive with musicianship.
Marriott Brass Band is a very new band. Some of our players began just a few months ago. But against stiff competition they won over the judges on the day. There were smiles all round as the players received the award for the Band Showing Most Potential.
There could be no better award for this fantastic achievement. The Marriott Band players are a credit to their parents and to the school and we can feel proud of them.
All that remains now is to book our pace for next year.
All year 4, 5 and 6 pupils at Marriott receive whole class teaching from Mr Vincze. For those keen to perform in public, there is also our Brass Band Club every Tuesday after school. It is run by volunteers from Southfields Concert Brass Band.
Leicester-Shire Music Education Music Hub
A force for Musical Creativity for all young people in Leicester and Leicestershire
Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub is a collection of local and national partners and schools, working together to deliver the National Plan for Music Education to all young people aged 5-18 in Leicester and Leicestershire. In 1948 the very first Music Service opened its doors in Leicestershire, beginning a rich heritage of music education and opportunities for City and County students that continues to this day.
As in 1948, our aims are to provide all young people access to excellent classroom teaching, instrumental and vocal tuition, as well as providing clear opportunities for progression, from beginners through to our high quality central ensembles.
Music at Marriott
The Music curriculum at Marriott aims to inspire and motivate our children to succeed in all areas of the curriculum. As well as being a creative and enjoyable subject, music is also highly academic.
At Marriott we are striving to provide opportunities for all of our children to create, play, perform and enjoy music on a weekly basis. We want to help children develop their own skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music, forming their own opinions.
On Monday 9th January 2017, 20 of our year 4 and 5 boys went to the King Power Stadium to take part in a new singing project called ‘Boys Noise’.
They had a fantastic time singing, looking at the football ground from the gallery and performing a song which was broadcast on ‘BBC News East Midlands Today’.
On the coach home the boys were very excited about going back to sing as well as get some sports coaching too!
The boys will be taking part in a series of rehearsals over the upcoming months, leading to a performance on Tuesday 20th June at DeMonfort Hall.
All children in year 4 and 5 are continuing to have their weekly brass lessons.
We also have a brass band club running on Tuesdays after school. Please encourage your child to come along and continue to practice improving their skills as well as learn how to work and perform in an ensemble.
We are also very excited to announce that our children have been picked to perform on their brass instruments on Tuesday 20th June at DeMonfort Hall.
This is a brilliant opportunity and we are truly honoured and excited to be able to offer this musical experience to our talented children!
Please continue to support them with their practice at home so they feel confident for the concert.
Years 2 and 3 are also continuing to have weekly ocarina lessons.
We will be holding an assembly to showcase their work towards the end of the Spring term.
Bring the Noise