Mrs Williams is the subject leader for music. At All Saints we ensure all children have the opportunity to develop their musical skills through class music lessons and a range of extra curricular opportunities such as choir, percussion band, recorder lessons and individual instrumental lessons. 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. Peripatetic guitar, ukulele and piano lessons are available to children in years 3-6 on a parental pay basis.
We are fortunate in having Rock Steady Music School coming in to deliver group lessons in the style of a rock band. The children can learn to play electric guitar, keyboard, and drums as part of a band.
We are proud of our strong singing tradition and our Key Stage weekly Praise and Prayer sessions consist of rehearsing and learning a wide range of worship songs from traditional to modern.
At All Saints we believe it is essential that the children get opportunities to perform songs and music they have learnt in their class music sessions, in their instrumental lessons, in choir and in their extra curricular music groups. For this reason each class has an opportunity during the year to share what they have learnt in their class music and perform in an assembly to which parents are invited . Extra curricular music groups and children who have individual instrumental lessons work towards performing in assemblies, Christmas and Summer Concerts and key stage productions in school. . In addition to this, where opportunities arise we perform at external events such as the Blackburn Cathedral Sing together project. This involves school choirs from all over Lancashire learning songs and then coming together to form large choirs of about 500 children who rehearse and perform together in King Georges' Hall Blackburn.