Let the Music Play
Talented young musicians have served up a musical treat for families and staff at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate.
The summer term showcase highlighted a range of different skills and abilities from pupils of all age groups.
Chilton’s music leader Graham Redwood led the celebration, and parents of Key Stage 2 children were invited to enjoy a glimpse into the musical curriculum at the school.
Head of School Kate Law said:
“At Chilton, we love our music and we encourage our children to get involved as much as possible.As staff, we know we have some very talented children developing their skills throughout the year.
I hear music going on all of the time at Chilton but to sit and watch the children performing demonstrated to us all just how much they enjoy their music and how dedicated and passionate they are about the subject.
The standard and quality of the performances just keep getting better and better, thanks to our wonderful pupils and to Mr Redwood for his inspiring leadership of music, his skills and dedication. It is so pleasing to see all the work, effort and enthusiasm come together in a full show that brought a lot of happiness to people.”
The choir performed a variety of modern, traditional and spiritual numbers including ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’ (which was a 1960s hit by Mama Cass Elliot and a recent chart and television success for Paloma Faith) and ‘Dem Bones.’
Rhythm and musical styles from different cultures were demonstrated by some Year 6 pupils whose performance included ‘Day O – The Banana Boat Song’ on xylophones, djembe drums with Lewis on lead vocals before they entertained with a calypso and a rendition of ‘Tequila’.
There were performances from specialist teachers for guitar groups – some who have only just begun learning (led by Adam Coney) and brass musicians led by specialist Sally Hannan.
Mac and Nina played piano solos to an incredibly high standard, before the choir closed the evening with a rousing rendition of ‘This Is Me’ from the hit musical The Greatest Showman, with Libby demonstrating her vocal range as lead singer.
Chilton Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust together with Upton Junior School, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.