Music Appreciation Week!

Last Updated: Friday, 12 October 2012 Published: Sunday, 14 October 2012 Written by Albertina Alfred

 

  THE CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL BAND

  The school band: Students who possess the discipline of time management have great opportunities as members of the school band. The band is the emblem of music in the school, and as such, members are often the best musicians in the school and often top the music exams both in school and at the private examinations (ABRSM). It is also noted that the band students do not only excel in Music but in other subjects areas as well.

 

 

The first CXC Music Examination was an historical one, in that, the student who topped the island with    

  nine one’s was also a music student and a member of the school band from first form.

 

The instruments which presently form the school band are: Recorder, Flute, Violin, Guitar, Keyboard,

  Drum, Steel Pan (when necessary) and Percussion. Variety is always preferred, so students who can play other instruments are always welcome. We recognize that students from private

  studios are integral to our survival as a band since the recorder is presently the only classroom instrument.

 

 Our music room: In 2005, funds raised from a talent show by our first group of CXC students gave way to the thought of transforming an old Biology lab into a music room. With aid of parents, some well wishers and past students, thoughts were put into action. These persons came together to clean, mend and fix what we know today as the music room.  Thanks to an anonymous admirer, we were able to secure a few needed instruments.

 Performing opportunities: School functions, graduation, visiting officials, Recorder Festival, Schools’ Arts Festival, Talent shows, School Assemblies and Class Recitals.

 

 Objectives: The band was formed to complement-  Varying musical abilities of the students entering the school in 2003 and onwards, complement the CXC programme which begun in 2006 & help prepare students for stage performances.

 

 

                                                                                                   

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