Plymouth School’s Music Competition

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

On Saturday night, the school singing club gathered at Mutley Baptist Church for the Plymouth School’s Music Competition. This is the 4th time we have entered this competition and we were feeling very optimistic. Each year, different schools have entered this competition, which is always a very relaxed, laid back affair. This year we were competing against High View, Hyde … Read More

Year 3/4 Trip to see the BSO!

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

On Friday 16th March, Y3/4 had the fantastic opportunity to go to Exeter to hear the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform live. As part of their outreach work, the Orchestra work to bring classical music to primary aged children to enhance their musical education, meaning the tickets for the event were free. The theme of the concert was ‘Secrets and Codes’ … Read More

Plymouth Voices

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

Our first big performance of 2018 was on Saturday 3rd February, and when we say big performance, they don’t come music bigger than the Plymouth Pavilions. More than 30 members of the school singing group gathered together with over 200 children from other schools across the city to form Plymouth Voices. This was a fantastic opportunity, organised by Plymouth Music … Read More

Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

What a two weeks it has been. After the disappointment of not winning the Star for Christmas competition last week, we threw ourselves into our School carol services on Thursday and Friday. Both went fantastically well with the children singing their hearts out in each service. Also last week, the singing club visited the residents of Greenacres Care Home to … Read More

Star for Christmas

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

Also on Monday, we had the phone call from the BBC to tell us we had made it to the final shortlist in Radio Devon’s Star for Christmas competition. On Wednesday, we were visited by Laura James and Jake Prowse from the BBC to record us singing Silent Night and to interview Mr Oakshott and some of our children. We … Read More

Christmas Lights

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

Christmas started early on Monday as we dusted off our carol books and prepared for our first of many festive performances of the year. This was the switching on of the Christmas lights in Plymouth City Centre on Thursday 16th November. 45 members of the singing group, along with their fabulous fan club made up of parents, grandparents and family … Read More

A Busy Week for the Singing Club!

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

It’s been a week of action in the music department at Compton this week. We started off on Tuesday by recording our entry for this year’s BBC Radio Devon Star for Christmas competition. The children sang a beautiful arrangement of Silent Night, with Abigail Parker singing a solo for the first verse and Mrs Hart and Mrs Butcher accompanying us … Read More