Music at The Milford Academy

The Milford Melodies

The Milford Melodies choir runs every  Friday lunchtime and is regularly attended by over 20 children. They enjoy singing a variety of songs; with current favourites including “A Million Dreams” and “This is Me”  from The Greatest Showman. The Milford Melodies regularly sing at Clifton View Care Home and love getting the residents involved with the songs. They also like performing at events in school and always look forward to learning new songs.

Recently the choir performed at The Royal Concert Hall as part of Nottingham Music Hub’s “Christmas in the City”.

This is Me – The Greatest Showman

The Milford Melodies  performing at The Farnborough Academy.

Learning a new song with a singing teacher from Nottingham Music Hub.

Waiting to go on stage at The Royal Concert Hall.

Members of the choir waiting to go on stage!

Performing at Clifton View Care Home.

Guitar Lessons

Children in KS2 have the opportunity to learn guitar. Guitar lessons take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and children have the chance to develop their instrumental skills across the term. The children have access to a wide variety of music from Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (a firm favourite), to more traditional repertoire. They get a chance to show off their skills at an annual  school concert, which takes place during assembly time.

Area Band

Children (in Year 4 or above) who learn guitar, have the option to attend Area Band. Area Band is run by Nottingham Music Hub and runs every Monday night during term time at The Nottingham Emmanuel School. It gives the children a chance to perform as part of a larger group with children from other local schools and helps them to develop their listening skills and musicianship. The children also get the chance to perform in a concert at the end of every term. These are often at large venues. For example, recently musicians from Milford performed in a concert at The Royal Concert Hall with over 800 school children from across Nottingham. The children have also performed more locally in venues such as Holy Trinity Church.

Milford Pupils getting ready to perform at a concert at Emmanuel School.

The Royal Project

During the Spring term, Year 3 took part in Nottingham Music Hub’s ‘Royal Project’. After seven weeks of practising with a specialist singing teacher, the children performed lots of songs about different monarchs at St Mary’s Church in Lace Market. The children thoroughly enjoyed the project (especially learning all of the different actions) and the concert was enjoyed by staff, children and parents alike. Year 3 also performed in an after-school concert to friends and family, which was enjoyed by all. Some of them even accompanied the KS1 choir and sang at Clifton View Care Home. Well done Year 3 for all of your fantastic singing.

Practising for the concert.

Performing at the after-school concert.

Singing Assembly

Every Friday, KS1 and 2 take part in a Singing Assembly, led by Mr Magner and Miss Watts. The children love singing and regularly impress the adults with their passion and enthusiasm. Songs  recently covered in singing assembly include “Reach for the Stars” by S Club 7, “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles and “Roar” by Katy Perry. 

Thank you,

Miss Watts