Every child has musical opportunities at Ashlands....
Music at Ashlands
Music is very much part of the children's school day right from joining us in nursery. There are music and songs in the classroom for the younger children and as they progress through the school weekly singing assemblies and music within the curriculum. We put on shows and performances throughout the year for parents to come and watch and there is a a weekly lunchtime choir for children in Key Stage 2 as well as an after school African Drumming Club.
Razzmatazz is the school orchestra and it meets on a Friday morning at 8.30am in the hall. Razzmatazz is an orchestra for everyone. You can join whether or not you have instrument lessons and you can borrow school instruments. We let children choose whether to read music or work music out by ear as we teach them how to become responsive members of a musical group. Recent highlights included our older musicians playing "In the Mood" at Ilkley Grammar School with some ex-Ashlands year 7s. You can watch us on Ashlands TV and you can see us play St George's Hall (three minutes in to the link). Razzmatazz depends on its adult volunteers, and some of our most inspirational volunteers are adults who are learning alongside their children: so please pop in on a Friday morning if you would like to join them.
Paid for Music Activities at Ashlands
Once your child is in Key Stage 2 they can have musical instrument lessons during the school day.Teachers come and teach instruments in school, and parents pay Bradford Council directly. To get started, you'll need to fill in a form, please contact the school office for more detais or click on the following link. http://www.bradfordmusiconline.co.uk/site/7945-2.
If you would prefer your child to learn after the end of the school day, Ashlands provides a room for a private music teacher, again please contact the school office for further informa0tion.
Subsidies and Grants for paid-for lessons
Children who have Free School Meals may qualify for a year's free group tuition. Apply in the summer term, ticking the box on the instrument lessons form.
If your child has Special Educational Needs register it may be possible for your child to have individual lessons for the lower price of group lessons. Please speak to your child's class teacher or Mr Anderson in the spring or summer terms about this.
Bradford Music Hub runs a "Delius School" programme for talented young musicians. You audition for this programme. If successful, you commit to a monthly Sunday music school in central Bradford, and receive a certain number of in-school lessons without charge or a contribution towards private lessons.