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Music plays a very important part in the life of the school. Many children in Key Stage 2 learn to play the recorder and pupils may choose to learn a woodwind or brass instrument with the Music for Schools Foundation. There is a school choir and the whole school regularly take part in festivals and productions, such as the Chipping Norton Music Festival schools workshop and concert, which is held annually in March. In 2013 all pupils in Y5 and Y6 were given the opportunity to learn to play the violin or cello as part of the County Music Service "First Access" scheme.

In November 2011, 15 children in years 5 and 6 went to the Royal Albert Hall as part of the ‘Oxfordshire Massed Choir’. Accompanied by the Oxfordshire Youth Orchestra plus a chamber choir and on stage in the Royal Albert Hall this was an experience ‘second-to-none’. The specially commissioned choral / orchestral work ‘Oxonia’ was conducted by the composer John Traill. It was a real ‘WOW’ moment.

Every year the school holds a "Musical Extravaganza" where any children who learn musical instruments are invited to perform to an audience of friends and parents.  This year we enjoyed performances from the school choir, school band, recorder groups and many individual performers aged from 5 to 11 years.  We are proud to celebrate the musical achievements of our pupils.
Picture 1 Chipping Norton Music Festival 2014
Picture 2 Ballooning Around the World Concert
Picture 3 The Oxfordshire Massed Choir
Picture 4 Singing at the Royal Albert Hall!
Picture 5 Choir practising for their next concert
Picture 6 Beginners' recorder group
Picture 7 Recorder groups performing at Christmas
Picture 8 Recorder groups performing at Christmas
Picture 9 Choir performing at Christmas
Picture 10 Santa and his elves!
Picture 11 Years 5 and 6 performing for their peers
Picture 12 Years 5 and 6 performing for their peers