Listen and Watch: Year 7 and Year 8

Liam, Daniel, Jack and James perform the djembe piece they composed in class 

This page is designed to show prospective students what their first years as musicians at Wilson's might be like.

This year, in their classroom music lessons at Wilson's, students in Year 7 and Year 8 have:

 

Composed music using Sibelius music notation software.

Composed and performed in the African tradition using djembe drums.

Composed and performed in the style of Javanese Gamelan.

Performed popular music on ukuleles.

Composed music using Audacity sequencing and editing software.

Composed their own pop songs

Improved their piano skills by playing the Nina Simone's Feelin' Good and improvisations in a Blues unit. 

 

Every year students in Year 7 and 8 have the chance to perform in a Junior Production. Recent musicals have included  Les MiserablesFiddler on the Roof, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Lionel Bart's famous Oliver!  In July 2017 our students charmed us with their innovative production of The Wizard of Oz and most recently played to very appreciative audiences with an incredible production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS

Fanfare by Sam Smith 7B
Fanfare by Sam Smith 7B

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Fanfare by Rhys White 7G
Fanfare by Rhys White 7G

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Fanfare by Sam Smith 7B
Fanfare by Sam Smith 7B

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In the Spring Term each year every student in Year 7 writes a Fanfare using Sibelius software. Here is a fanfare composed by Sam Smith

 

Our Year 7 and Year 8 students play a big part in our curricular musical ensembles and get regular chances to perform solos at department concerts. On this page you will find some photos from  recent Lower School Musical Productions including Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast.