Music at Langton Green School
Learning a musical instrument - we have a number of experienced peripatetic music teachers who visit the school and teach a variety of instruments during the school day. Currently we offer lessons in piano, violin, singing, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, bassoon, trombone, french horn, guitar and drum kit. Tuition on other instruments is sometimes possible, so please do enquire. Enquiry forms are available from the school office and Mr Roberts will be pleased to answer any initial queries.
School Orchestra meets on Wednesday lunchtimes in the Autumn and Summer terms, when we prepare for the Christmas production and the Summer concert. All children are welcome, usually from year 3 upwards. At the Christmas carol service, over 75 children played in one band or another! Please speak to Mrs Smith if you are interested in joining in. The orchestra has played recently in workshops provided by Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra at Rusthall Primary School, at the Tunbridge Wells Primary School Orchestra Workshop at St John’s Primary School and at the school concert. Several woodwind and brass players also went the Benenden Summer School Taster Day organised by Kent Music. Orchestra is free of charge to any child who can play and read 3 notes on their chosen instrument and meets on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Senior Choir is open to all children in Years 4, 5 and 6 who are warmly invited to attend choir practice on Monday lunch times from 12.45-13.10. The choir performs throughout the year at events both within and beyond school, singing a range of repertoire in two or more parts. New singers are welcome at any stage in the year.
Junior Choir is for our younger singers in Years 2 and 3, and is run by Mr Roberts on Wednesday lunchtimes. Children are introduced to some simple two-part singing and rounds, mainly via well-known songs. Year 1 children are invited to attend from the spring term and should to talk to Mr Roberts if they would like to join.
Steel Pans Bands We are lucky enough to have a complete set of full-sized steel pans at school. There are three Steel Pans Bands – Beginners (Y4), Intermediate (Y5) and Senior (Y6). The Steel Pans Bands perform at least once a term and can be heard at the summer fete. They have also played at Race for Life in Dunorlan Park and at Henry Fermor Primary School in Crowborough this year. There is a small fee for joining this club. Here is a wonderful video of Mrs Smith's Steel Pan Band - Steel Beatz movie or you can view it here (it is password-protected - the password is beatz1): https://vimeo.com/
Ukulele Club is open to all students in years 4, 5 and 6 and takes place immediately after school (until 16:00) on Wednesdays. Initially, the club will rehearse for performance in school concerts as well as providing a fun and relaxed platform for the development of skills that are transferable to the guitar or bass guitar. There is no charge for participation in this club and students are not expected to have their own instruments.
If you would like to be in touch about music at Langton Green, please contact Mr Roberts (music coordinator): will.roberts@langton-green.