Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way students think, feel and act. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.
Music at Denmark Road High School allows all students active involvement in different forms of music making. In Years 7-9 students study a broad-based and practical curriculum. They experience a wide range of musical styles, techniques and cultures through composing, performing and listening activities. Students perform both individually and as a group, helping to develop a sense of group identity and togetherness.
The Music Department has two specialist teaching rooms, one is fitted with keyboards and a large rehearsal space, and the other is an iMac computer suite with music software available (Garage band, Sibelius and Musescore) on every computer. All students from Year 7 have the opportunity to use the computers in classroom projects. It is also a useful tool in composition work for GCSE and A Level courses.
The department aims to develop students' critical skills; their ability to listen, to appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality as well as increasing self-confidence, creativity, creating a sense of achievement and self-worth and increasing their ability to work with others in a group context.
Year 13 Leavers' Concert - April 2019
Videos from the recent Carol Service at Gloucester Cathedral are available to view here.
Charity Concert 2018 - Programme
“For Good” – ensemble performance by some of our lovely Year 13 musicians.
Leah Beechey, Josie Cartwright, Hannah Desmond, Amelia Griffin, Hattie Griffin Amelia Lake, Lana Slade, Hermione Smith.
Special thanks to Hattie for putting the video together.
flute duet Andante and Rondo - Amelia Griffin and Beth Loader – thanks to Amelia for video editing.
The leavers of 2020 have been outstanding throughout their time at DRHS. There are so many creative students, who were always keen to be part of the music department activities and were stalwart members of many co-curricular groups.
We will remember you for: Year 7-9 class music ensembles, TACA (Music for Youth) to individual success in music examinations, being in the school shows and leading and inspiring musicians further down the school e.g. House Music, performances in assembly, Carol Service, Chamber choir, as well as great fun in GCSE and A-level Music lessons!!
To ALL of you who have played any part in the Music department – THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. We have so enjoyed watching you develop and grow in confidence. May Music be with you always, it makes the world a better place! Good luck in your next adventure. Wherever you go, remember this quote from Ella Fitzgerald “Music is the universal language….it brings people closer together”.
Mrs Bowman, Mrs Day and Mrs Warner