Music is very important to the children and staff at Ivy Bank.
We have lots of fun in our music lessons and have many opportunities to learn a range of instruments and to improve our own voices with lots of singing.
Under usual circumstances, we have a school choir which operates from September to February each year which cumulates in a performance with Young Voices at the MEN arena. The choir also perform christmas carols at Tesco, Co-Op, The Weaver and Age UK. They have even sung at a wedding!
Year 4 take part in music lessons at Macclesfield Academy, they experience ukulele lessons every week for half a term.
Year 5 take part in 'Wider opportunities in Music' and have specialised music tuition, whilst learning how to play the Ukulele and other instruments with Mr Rodgers who used to work at Macclesfield Academy. They sound great when they all play together.
Children are able to access private tution within the school to learn a musical instrument of their choice. This includes guitar, keyboard, flute and clarinet. We do have some trumpets, cornets and flugel horns available for children to use if they would like to arrange lessons through our peripatetic teacher.
We enjoy performing to our parents in our Festival on the Field which took place for the first time in 2019 and we hope to be repeating this in 2021.
Below is a copy of our school song which we sometimes sing in assemblies.