At All Saints' we hold music in the highest regard and hope to engender in our children a lifelong love of it. We encourage all children to participate in and enjoy it. Music is taught on a progressive year by year programme throughout school with emphasis being placed on listening to a wide range of music, from classical to contemporary as well as performing and composing. We are proud of our strong singing tradition and our Key Stage weekly hymn practices consist of rehearsing and learning a wide range of worship songs from traditional to modern. Peripatetic string and woodwind lessons are available to children in years 4-6 on a parental pay basis. Extra curricular music activities such as junior choir (years 2 & 3 ), senior choir, recorders and percussion band are offered to key stage 2 on a weekly basis with children working towards performing at Christmas and summer concerts, in assembly and key stage productions in school. In addition to this, where opportunities arise, we perform at external events such as the local Oswaldtwistle Music Festival at the Civic Theatre and for the first time this year we participated in "Young Voices" where the children sang in a choir of 8000 youngsters in Manchester's O2 . It was fantastic and we are keen to repeat the experience regularly!