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Category: Music at Binsted

Music keeps you happy , healthy and humble

The day we all went rock crazy!
The day we all went rock crazy!

Today, we were joined by some rock musicians who sang and rocked for us! They belong to a rockschool club called ‘irock’.¬† They teach children to form bands and play the instruments. During the session, they chose some children to play the instruments – or should I say – ‘jam’ !

Toby, a boy in year 6 was in his element and performed alongside them on the rock guitar with a little tune from ‘Nivada!’

Here are a few photos of the event:

Toby about to rock!

Final adjustments before the gig!

Kids on Tour! ..the rehearsal

Toby totally engrossed!                                


Young Voices Extravaganza!

Young Voices   2017

¬†¬†We made it….the O2¬†beckons¬†us¬†for¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‘¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†‘Young Voices 2017’

On Friday January 20th 2017¬† year 4, 5 and 6 –¬†together with their courageous teachers – took part in another ‘Young Voices’ concert at the O2 in London. We were joined by a few more children from across the country… 7,810 to be precise! It was a wonderful day and the weather, children and teachers were all amazing!

We travelled by train from Alton Station in the morning and arrived at the O2 via the tube at midday. Lunch and toilet were the next priority; after that we all went for a stroll around the front of the O2. Photographs were taken by a very skilled photographer …. me!¬† Everyone was eager to get into the arena to begin rehearsals.

We sang and bopped between 2pm and 5pm. Tea was then ordered and we managed to find a space to sit and eat yet more sandwiches before having to be seated again as parents began arriving. The concert started at 7.15pm and¬†we were part of¬†a fantastic two hours which included not only us singers but¬† ‘famous’¬† guest singers, guitarists, be-boxers, dancers and of course the excellent band. I can vouch that both children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the experience even if a little weary.

We then made our way back to Waterloo Station;  with luck on our side, and a quick sprint to the train we managed to get an earlier one than predicted. So a great big well done to everyone involved Рincluding parents who came up to watch the concert and those who

             fabulous photographic skills!

had to sit up late to collect their children at 11.15pm


I will post images soon… so keep checking the website!

Miss Cox



Classical Music Trip to the G-Live Venue in Guildford

Music and Magic Makes for a Marvellous Morning

Today the whole school went on a musical trip to hear some classical ‘live’ orchestral music at Guildford’s G-Live venue. There were many other schools and we were lucky enough to be seated at the front. Music by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and a musical¬†story by Hans Christian Anderson – ‘Tubby the Tuba’,¬†was interwoven with a variety of¬†magic – one included a very long balloon being swallowed.

We all enjoyed the concert and towards the end had an obligatory song to sing- a-long to. During one of the pieces, Charlie was spotted dancing away and getting into the feel of the music. So, when a selection of children were required, who better to ask than our very own Charlie in Oaks Class!

Yes…he really is levitating!

Well done Charlie, we were all very proud of you.


Nervously awaiting his big moment with the orchestra

The gong was a great success











A willing participant for a little magic

Pure Charlie magic!












Johnathan Wilcocks conducting the orchestra.

The end of a wonderful hour of ‘live’ orchestral music.



School Choir Performs

Christmas has finally arrived in School this week! Ks2 went into action and decorated classrooms and trees. Infact, Santa’s Elves would be proud!
This afternoon, December 5th, the school choir had their first performance at The older Peoples Residence in Holybourne. The children sang beautifully and thrilled the residents. Many lovely comments were heard and afterwards, the residents had prepared a mini tea party for the children.
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon….bringing Christmas through song!¬†¬†¬† http://binstedschool.co.uk/the-binsted-school-singers/

Preparing !     Here we go....carol number 1

Jingle Bells with bells department!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Here we go….carol number 1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Afternoon tea …after a lovely Christmas Sing!¬†¬†


Afternoon tea ...after a lovely Christmas Sing!     Jingle Bells with help at the back from the bells department!

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In the moment…fantastic!

Winter wonderland...a choir favourite!

Winter wonderland…a choir favourite!