Music

The Creative Arts Department is inclusive for all, allowing all individuals to explore and experience the joys of creativity and collaboration.

The Music Department enables students to flourish and be themselves while enjoying making music and be the musicians they want to be. Music at Havant Academy is an opportunity for students to fully engage with our core value and belief #happylife and we strive to ensure that students feel safe and comfortable in exploring musicality and both as individuals as part of the musical community of the Academy.

Performance opportunities

Music is an integral part of life at Havant Academy and there are many occasions where students have the opportunity to perform and celebrate music. Highlights of the school calendar include:

  • Havant Academy Christmas Concert
  • Creative Arts Spring Showcase
  • Year 11 RSL Recitals
  • Festival on the Field
  • Creative Arts Summer Production (2019 show TBC!)
  • End of term House Assemblies
  • Charity Concerts
  • Primary School Roadshows
  • Performances at linked schools including St Francis School, Fareham

 

Extra Curricular Music at Havant Academy

 

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Havant Academy Allstars Band

Open Band Practice

Showstoppers!

Open Band Practice

 

Showstoppers!

Hugely successfully vocal group Showstoppers! is run by Miss Morra on Thursdays afterschool. This group is open to all students and staff wishing to engage in large group singing, working towards performances at Academy events. Showstoppers! will form the basis of the Academy Summer production cast, so get involved and be a part of the fun!

Havant Academy Allstars Band

Ensemble for GnT students run by Miss Morra on Mondays afterschool playing jazz, funk and reggae repertoire and developing reading of musical notation. The Allstars Band is the perfect opportunity for students to try out a new instrument if they are already excelling on popular instruments played in curriculum lessons, eg. saxophone, trumpet, clarinet or flute.

 

 

Peripatetic Music Lessons:

Havant Academy has a team of highly experienced music teachers that work within the Music industry. They deliver excellent quality instrumental lessons and provide outstanding support for the development of their students. If your child would like to receive an instrumental or vocal lesson please contact the Academy in the first instance.

 

Peripatetic staff:

Maria Howell – Teacher of singing and piano

Joe Summerfield – Teacher of guitar

Lucy Tapper – Teacher of brass (volunteer)
 

Music lesson successes Summer 2018: Successes from singing exams with the University of West London include: Sophie B – Grade 4 Distinction, Holly M – Grade 3 Distinction, Carly E – Grade 1 Merit, Bethany H Grade 1 Pass.

 

 

Key Stage 4 Information:

Course offered at KS4: RSL Level 2 Music Practitioner in Performance.

In 2017 and 2018 Havant Academy has had 100% PASS – DISTINCTION in the RSL Level 2 Music Practitioner course. #happylife

Havant Academy prides itself on offering the vocational qualification RSL Music Practitioner in Performance for years 10 and 11 allowing pupils to work primarily on developing skills as musicians which includes progressing on their solo instrument or voice and developing ensemble skills. Practical assessment takes the form of ongoing coursework portfolios at the end of each year and a performance recital at the end of year 11. Students who take this course are equipped with skills including excellent communication, self-management, organisation, resilience and motivation. Students leave the Academy as well-rounded musicians and some students have gone onto study music further either at A Level or the Level 3 RSL course. Some have gone into the music industry itself and we look forward to hearing about their success.

 

Key Stage 3 Information:

From that start of year 7, pupils will develop their singing skills and basic piano skills as well as skills on additional instruments such as guitar, bass and drums. Musical Futures teaching is at the heart of the KS3 curriculum allowing for students to be productive and independent learners. Music at Havant Academy is hands on and practical lessons will focus on ensemble skills, development of each student as a musician, composing to suit different styles and performance skills. There are elements of written theory and analysis which provide pupils with the ability to appreciate different aspects of music while equipping them with the skill set required for the RSL Music Practitioner course at KS4.

Music KS3 Curriculum Map:

7

Discover your voice and the Musical Elements

Introduction to piano and Classical Music

Introduction to band instruments and Popular Music

Ensemble Skills and Group Composing

Calypso and Improvisation

Reggae and Performance

8

Samba!

The Blues and Improvisation

Rock n Roll to Rocking Out!

Jazz, Improvisation and Composition

Song Writing in Popular Music

In at the Deep End

9

Live Lounge Arrangement

Christmas No. 1 Composition

Jazz and Improvisation

Music for Film and Media

Free Composition

In at the Deep End