Music News September 2015


Dear Parent/Guardian,

May I take this opportunity to welcome your child to Isca Academy and inform you of the wide range of musical activities that they can sign up for if they want to.

Instrumental lessons.
If your child is continuing with instrumental lessons and has organized this with their instrumental teacher then please ask them to come and say ‘hi’ to me in the music department so that I can meet them and show them around.
If you would like your child to have instrumental lessons then please contact me at Isca and I will be more than happy to let you know how it all works.  We have instrumental teachers for all the popular instruments e.g. guitars, drum kit, singing, keyboard, violin, flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet etc.
My email at school is

Extra Curricular Activities 2015/16.
These are the musical groups and ensembles that run outside of the normal teaching timetable and are available for anybody to join.  Some groups run at lunchtime and others run after school.  We are always happy to see new faces and appreciate that students get a little nervous to start with. Please encourage your child to come and have a go.  If they don’t enjoy it or it isn’t for them that is absolutely fine.

Alongside these groups and ensembles students are welcome to come to the music department at lunchtime to practice, make a band or carry on with their class project.

Richard Toomer (Head of Music and the Arts)

Programme of activities 2015/2016

•    Voices of Isca is our school choir, which is for anybody who likes singing. The choir regularly sings in school concerts and is in great demand now! Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights after school.

•    Breakfast Band.  This is for our students who play a more traditional instrument e.g. flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet etc.  This session runs on Friday mornings at 8:00am until school starts at 8:50am.  Students need to have some experience for this one I think.  I will contact potential individuals soon and this will start on Fri 2nd October 2015.

•    Samba Band.  This is drumming and percussion music from Brazil.  It is loud, energetic and exciting!  This will be on Wednesdays after school as well.  No experience necessary, just a love of rhythm!

•    Breakfast Theory.  For those students who want to learn how to read music.  This class will be on a Wedesday  from 8:00am. (Starts on 7/10/15)

Coming soon:
Ukelele ensemble

If you need any more details please contact me at school ( or send your child along to ‘have a go’.  Music is for anyone and everyone!



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