At Airedale Junior School we learn:
Look at what we learn in music:
Famous In This Field:
George Gershwin (b.1898 – d.1937) was an American composer who grew up in New York City. George discovered he had a musical gift when he began playing a piano, which was actually bought for his older brother.
Gershwin was heavily into Jazz and Blues music, which he heard in the bars of Harlem. Usually composers travelled to Europe to study, however Gershwin has his own ideas. Gershwin subsequently created his own new modern style of music drawn from American influences.
Eventually, Gershwin became very successful, writing numerous Broadway musicals with help from his brother who wrote the lyrics.
Follow the link to listen to part of one of Gershwin’s most famous pieces.
Listen to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue:
Airedale Junior School Choirs:
We now have two choirs in school, one for upper school with 35 members and one for lower school with 25 members. The choirs are led by Mrs Molson with support from Miss Cole and Miss Ambler. Last year we performed at Holy Cross Church, a local care home and at Sheffield arena for Young Voices. We are very much looking forward to getting back to singing soon.
Music in Ghana
During Mrs Barnes and Miss Ambler's visit to Ghana, in 2019, they were lucky enough to experience a wide range of African music! Music in Ghana is used for a variety of different reasons, for example, when celebrating, when worshipping or when getting ready for a football match! They also learnt that in Ghanaian history special drums were used that sounded like roaring animals so enemies were scared away!