Christmas time in the music department is always very busy here at Six Villages.
Pupils got into the Christmas spirit early by composing songs to enter into the Virgin Radio Uk and Sky Cinema 12 Days of Christmas Competition.
We submitted three entries and you can listen to the audio below!
Christmas at Auntie Mabel's - Jack Driscoll, Charlie Eyre, (drums) Adam Freeman, (ukulele), Harry Lott (guitar), Josiah Cossar (keyboard)
Back for Christmas - Hollie Glasspool, (piano and lead vocal), Isobel Rickman, Meela Nettleton, Emma Cobden (vocals in chorus parts)
Everything Christmas - Gaby Celini, Farrin Maleki Raee (ukulele), Immi Rippon (piano), Holly Hammond (keyboard), Jennifer Wright (guitar) all singing
Singers in Years 7, 8 and 9 joined together to record the annual 'Sleeps to Santa' jingle for Spirit FM, which was played on 11 December, with 14 sleeps to go!
Spirit FM were so impressed with our pupils’ singing that they have invited us to record this year’s finale—the Christmas Eve version of the jingle! We invited our neighbouring feeder primary, Eastergate CE School to record ‘One More Sleep to Go!’ so listen out throughout the day on Christmas Eve to hear our pupils again. You can also watch both videos of them singing the jingle on Spirit FM’s website!
Finally, our Winter concert on the evening of 11 December was a complete sell-out! It featured musicians from across the academy with something for everyone, including original compositions, familiar favourites and Christmas tunes.
A highlight of the evening was our Year 7 instrumentalists coming together for the first time to showcase their progress on the violin and cornet.
We also must say a big thank you to Chichester Festival Theatre who donated a beautiful Christmas Tree to us and even delivered it in time for it to be set up in the hall by pupils and staff!