Music Gallery

Head of Music: Mr. Dow

 

2021-2022

Excellent Home Learning in Music

8th February 2021

Students have been working really hard over the last 6 weeks, developing their Bandlab skills and making music online. We already have 165 students making use of this fantastic resource and, fingers crossed, we are aiming for 250 users by the end of this week so, if you haven’t registered yet for your Bandlab class, please do so using the link in your classroom. 

YR8 have been studying Rap and have been using Bandlab to add beats and samples to some of the tracks that have shaped the genre since the 1970s. There really has been some great work submitted so far ………. keep it up YR8. Here is a selection of YR8 work to whet your appetite. Very well done to all of these students and to the whole of YR8 for their lovely attitude over the last 6 weeks.

Angelina 8B – Rappers Delight BASSLINE PROJECT
Arthur 8F Don’t Believe the Hype
Caelib 8B – YR8 Walk This Way RAP TASK 1
Deangelo 8D – YR8 Walk This Way RAP TASK 1
Teanna 8F

YR9 have been doing a project called ‘Beathoven’ which has allowed them to explore Beethoven’s repertoire as the 250th year anniversary celebrations of his life come to an end. YR9 students have been producing some fantastically creative responses to Beethoven’s wonderful and varied compositions. There have been so many examples of great work submitted that selecting a few to share at this stage has been extremely difficult. Very well done however to these students for their creativity, technical skills, good humour and their positivity so far……… I look forward to hearing many more of your great compositions.

Analice 9B Beethoven Pathetique 140bpm
Analice 9B Beethoven 7
Atif 9E Beethoven 5
Canuud 9B
Ikhlas 9C
Sarah 9E

Two very special mentions have to go to Connor 9E and Isabelle 9E. Isabelle has been making use of Bandlab to create and submit a song a week and Connor has done an incredible job with Bandlab, a mobile phone, a bass guitar and a guitar to record some Red Hot Chilli Peppers covers. 
Here is a selection of Isabelle’s brilliant and incredibly varied repertoire …… so far. The vocals are still to be added! 

Isabelle 1
Isabelle 2
Isabelle 3

Here is Connor’s latest track.

Connor

2020-2021

Record Store Day 2020

In the run up to the “socially distanced” Record Store Day event on Saturday 24th October we will be releasing five of our best YR11 student compositions from June 2020.

Record Store Day 2020


2019-2020

AMSI Unplugged: End of Autumn Term Concert

See playlist of all the performances below:


2018-2019

Year 10 Musicians Perform at the Barbican

As part of the annual Barbican Box music project, our year 10 GCSE music students were given the opportunity to perform on the main stage of the Barbican!

A small group of schools take part in the event to present music made in collaboration, this year, with audio software pioneers Native Instruments, inspired by their 2019 season, Life Rewired.

This was the third year that our music students have taken part in the Barbican Box project and it was another wonderful performance from some very talented students. It also highlights the fantastic benefits and advantages available to students living in London.


Music Concert December 2017

See playlist of all the performances below:


Big Day Out Six students from Arts and Media School performed at the Big Day Out in Whittington Park. Brandon 11A, Meriam 11C and our very own music technician, Fussi Andersen, performed a group piece, Nirvana’s “Smells like team spirit”. Max from 11D performed two of his own piano compositions. Shanice 8A and Karina 8E performed a dance composition which they had created in collaboration with one another. Ex AMSI student Charlie Raphael-Campbell made another return to the Big Day and played several compositions alongside the current AMSI students.

Both our past and present students got the crowd buzzing with more and more people entering the performance space as they heard our students playing, singing and dancing. They performed excellently and positively represented the school.


2016-2017

GCSE Final Composition


Music Concert March 2017 Spring is in the air and Arts & Media School music students have been busy rehearsing through the winter.

See playlist of all the performances below:


Barbican Box Performance February 2017 On Tuesday evening 27th Februaury our YR10 GCSE music group plus six YR9 string players performed at the Barbican Box event. Playing on the main stage at the Barbican at an event hosted by champion beatboxer Bellatrix, they were performing a piece written collaboratively by the YR10 students.


Music Concert December 2016 What better way to see in the festive season than an evening of wonderful musical performances!


Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Performances 2016


The Music Recital for governors and guests showcased the best classical music talent in the school. More than 40 students performed in ensembles, duets and as soloists to a packed Theatre. Thanks to the Music in Secondary Schools Trust and Guildhall tutors, the Year 7 ensemble performed Beethoven as well as pieces from Vamoosh!