COPTHILL SCHOOL - SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER
Triumph at the Lincoln Music Festival!
Perhaps the highlight of the Spring Term for all of our children (and their teachers!) was our House Singing Competition which was a real triumph - an explosion of energy, enthusiasm and colour and a journey down memory lane, back to the 1960s and the decade when Copthill School began. A competitive spirit could be felt in the air as the children rehearsed but their resulting performances joined the whole school together in a morning of music. We were excited to welcome back Fergus Black as the adjudicator and were very appreciative of his words of wisdom as he delivered the results.
A concert including a wide variety of performances from our music ensembles and choirs began the last week of term. The children showcased their talents and the entertainment they provided was a real testament to the hard work and great guidance that our team of expert peripatetic staff give on a weekly basis. A big thank you to all of them! The 2018-19 Orchestra performed for the last time and we said goodbye to a number of children who will be very sorely missed next year. New recruits are most welcome – around Grade 1 standard or above is preferable.
A real highlight for the Music Department this term was that our fabulous Copthill School Choir was awarded the Junior School Choir trophy at the Lincoln Music and Drama Festival. Having sung their little hearts out and won their class, the Choir’s Year 6 children and I were asked to hot-foot it back to the festival the following day because there was the possibility that they might be awarded the overall Junior Choir Trophy. This proved to be the case and we are all thrilled!
The Lower School Choir entertained visitors at the Golden Coffee Morning, performing two musical theatre numbers with great success. Everybody in Lower and Upper School also sang during the morning and our special visitors were charmed by their wonderful singing.
The Copthill Music Competition is to be held on Tuesday 14th May and we are delighted to welcome Quentin Thomas, Director of Music at Oundle School, to adjudicate. Mrs Flynn will be busy putting the programme together over the Easter holiday and it promises to be a wonderful and very full day of music making. Do come and watch!
Finally, have a wonderful break, but as usual, I give my plea not to forget to practise. ABRSM examination entries will be going in straight after the holidays and what you do between now and then will be significant.
HEAD OF MUSIC