Music continues to be a particular strength of the school, with the school choir performing in many venues, including the Cathedral and the Birmingham Symphony Hall, where they represented Staffordshire at the West Midlands Singing Festival. In September they were also invited to sing in Stafford at the opening of the new Entrust Headquarters. This month the school hosted its second ‘Musical Carousel’ evening which gave all pupils who are learning an instrument the opportunity to show off their learning by playing in small groups and then in a fantastic ensemble performance at the end. St. Michael’s is proud of the take up of musical instruments with 40% of our children choosing to take lessons, and 31% of children in years 3 to 6 singing in our well regarded choir. This year the school was chosen by Staffordshire Performing Arts to star in their promotional video highlighting the benefits of music.
"I have enjoyed the music opportunities like playing in the orchestra and choir and most of all Symphony Hall because I had never done anything like that before." Jack
As ever, there have been some wonderful performances put on throughout the year from the KS1 nativities, the KS2 Easter performances, the individual class worships and culminating in the Year 6 leavers performance which is always much anticipated and always worth the wait! Year Six presented a wonderful performance of ‘Cinderella, Rockerfeller’ a real showcase for all of their talents.