At Airedale Junior School we learn:
Look at what we learn in music:
Famous In This Field:
Saxophonist Xhosa Cole won BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year in 2018 at the age of 22. During his performance Cole performed one of his own compositions “Moving Ladywood.”
Xhosa first developed his love for the saxophone nearly ten years ago where he began playing at the Ladywood Community School of Music. Eventually, he joined a weekly jazz band where he was supported by Birmingham Music Service who provided him with a saxophone.
“I was about 12 or 13 when I first started playing the saxophone,” he recalls. “I had done bits of piano at school but something drew me to the saxophone. I just knew I wanted to play it and, blimey, am I happy that I did.”
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!