Welcome to the Music Department


Teaching Staff: Mrs M Moorehead (HoD), Mrs A McCrory

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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN YEAR 8?

TOPIC 1: Introduction to Music: The Musician Rap, The Listening Hand
TOPIC 2: The Keyboard: Treble Clef Notes & Functions of the Keyboard
TOPIC 3: Ostinato: Performing & Composing Repeated Patterns
TOPIC 4: Conducting: Beats, Rhythms & Improvisation

TOPIC 5: Form & Structure: Binary Form

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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN YEAR 9?

TOPIC 1: Graphic Symbols & Rounds
TOPIC 2: Form & Structure: Ternary Form
TOPIC 3: The Orchestra
TOPIC 4: Elements of Sound: DDTTP
TOPIC 5: Composition - Incidental Music

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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN YEAR 10?

TOPIC 1: Composition - Song Writing
TOPIC 2: GCSE Mock Performance
TOPIC 3: Elements of Sound: MIRTH
TOPIC 4: Folk Music

TOPIC 5: Performance Skills - Pop Medley

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SCHOOL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER = Prize Day

Our Choir and Orchestra feature as Special Items on Prize Day along with various other Musical Items to open this special occasion.  

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OCTOBER = Monster Music Marathon

On alternate years, we have a spectacular concert at Halloween featuring an array of musicians performing their own preferred genre of music! Soloists, dancers, instrumentalists and even past pupils come back to perform in this jam-packed concert! It is performed three times during the day for each School Year Group as well as a massive night performance - hence, Marathon! 

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DECEMBER = Carol Service

Our Choir and Orchestra work extremely hard to put together a night of traditional Carols and Readings in the format of "9 Lessons and Carols." This festive evening encourages all audience members to join in and sing along with us or sit back, relax and soak up the beautiful music and Word of God. 

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FEBRUARY = School Show

On alternate years, Lurgan JHS performs a Musical Show - this year, we performed High School Musical! These Musicals features many solo items, duets and large group vocals along with Choreography and Dance! 

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JUNE = House Music

Pupils work in their Houses to put together a selection on Musical Items from Dances, Vocal Solos and Group Performances, Instrumental solos and ensembles and larger Choral or Orchestral items. Recordings are placed online for Parents and Wider Community to vote for a Winning House and a Winner within that House! 

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