Music at Downside
Downside Primary School has an ambitious music curriculum that empowers children, increases their creativity and self-expression and helps them become multi-skilled musicians. The education that the children receive is of a very high quality as they are taught by a specialist music teacher and visiting peripatetic teachers from Luton’s Music Service. We believe that a high-quality music education should be available to all children. Therefore, at Downside, every child is taught how to play a range of different instruments as part of their music lessons such as the xylophone, recorder, ukulele, djembe drum, guitar and piano.
During their weekly music lessons, children also learn about the history of music and about a variety of famous musicians and composers, different musical genres and styles, musical instruments from around the world and discover the different ways that music has been used to reflect society, express emotion and unite people from different cultures all around the world together.
|Year 3 + 4 choir
|Mindful music/ come and play
|Year 5 + 6 choir
|Young voices choir
|Year 6 guitar
Private lessons: Wednesday Rocksteady Band
If you would like more information about any of the music clubs please contact Miss Reain.
At the end of every term, the school hosts an exciting music showcase which gives the children a chance to perform to their parents and a wider audience.
Downside Primary School KS2 singers also get an opportunity to sing alongside other local schools in annual events such as Young Voices and Singing Spectacular.
The children had an amazing time at Wembley singing with 4000 other children as part of the Young Voices performance. Click on the videos below to see the fun the children had. More photos can be found in the gallery at the bottom of the page.
Choir at Wembley
4th Feb 2024
The Downside choir joined 4000 other children to perform at the Young Voices concert at Wembley Arena. Thanks to all the staff for giving up their time.