Practice Room Use
Monday and Thursday lunchtimes: Practice rooms are predominantly available on a Monday and a Thursday lunchtime but can sometimes be available other weekdays during other activities which occur in the main music room. They are available to all students on a first come first served basis, and allow students, including Music Maestros students, to practise during their lunch break.
Steel Pan Ensemble
Monday 3:45-4.30 (Year 7 Personal Challenge) and 4.30-5.15 (Senior Steel Pan). Our steel pan ensemble is run by Pat Munroe from Panetiquette. In addition to 30 years of performance experience in ensembles and competitions, Pat is also a well-established Steel Pan tutor. Panetiquette are able to work with our students to teach them to play the steel pans whilst developing ensemble skills. Our steel pans regularly perform at community events, if you wish to book them please contact the Music Department.
Mondays 3:45-4:30. The innovative "Castle Rock Music Maestros" initiative was launched in September 2014. Learning to play a musical instrument, read musical notation and play as an orchestra are all tremendous skill to have, which can impact on many areas of the school curriculum as well as develop social and personal skills. At Castle Rock we not only provide free tuition but also lend instruments and even provide transport home after the lessons.
Each child has the choice to learn an instrument of either brass, string, woodwind, percussion, guitar or bass guitar. Parents and grandparents are also invited to come and join in. They will learn their instrument through musical workshops that take place every Monday after school and are facilitated by specialist peripatetic staff through the Leicestershire Schools Music Service.
For more information see our Music Maestros section.
The Music department regularly put on lunchtime concerts for our students to showcase their work. We regularly perform to the general public at events and concerts, please keep an eye on our news page for any upcoming events and performances.