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Musical Events and Achievements

Please visit our video page to watch our virtual Summer concert! All year groups are singing as well as the orchestra and choirs. We are very proud of the fact that music has managed to continue at Barnby road during recent challenging times. All singing takes place in year group bubbles and our orchestra is socially distanced in the large sports hall.

March- All instrumental lessons will recommence when school reopens 8th March. Orchestra will begin rehearsing the second week back, Wednesday 17th March. Mrs Wyatt is excited to see you all again!

January 2021

Brass, woodwind and cello players- your instrumental teacher will have emailed your parents with details about Zoom lessons. Unfortunately violin lessons are not currently possible as Mrs Brunning is teaching in school full time.

December 2020- Although we have been unable to take part in the many Christmas musical events that we usually attend, due to Covid restrictions, we have still been keeping music alive at Barnby Road! The school orchestra performed outside to children, parents and carers arriving on the last two Wednesdays of term. The Chamber choir also performed outside on the last Thursday of term. We all took part in our virtual Christmas concert, please see the link below, which replaced our usual celebration concert at the ECC. The chamber choir also sang in the virtual Children's Bereavement Centre concert. All of our choirs also took part in the Newark Market Place virtual lights switch on which was broadcast on Newark FM and the market square Facebook page. Our Year 6's also wrote a song with Mr Barnett about Brussell Sprouts that the whole school took part in recording- so a busy musical term!

Orchestra performing Christmas songs outside

Chamber choir performing Christmas songs outside in the morning.

Barnby Road Orchestra - October 2020

Please enjoy our recording of Super Hero Blues!

School orchestra rehearsing in the large sports hall.

This page showcases all of our latest concerts, events and recordings.

Year 5 Senior choir

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Year 4 Senior Choir

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Year 6 Senior Choir

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Year 5 Senior Choir

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Chamber choir 2020 recording

The chamber choir recorded these songs just before lock down. We hope you enjoy listening!

School Orchestra plays "Ukranian Bell Carol."

Senior Choir singing "Angels Carol"

Chamber Choir singing "Walking in the air"

Children’s bereavement centre candlelight service

The Chamber choir sang beautifully at the Bereavement centre’s candlelight service at Newark Parish Church on Friday 13th December. Barnby Road is proud to support this local charity that has provided support for many of our pupils.

The Chamber Choir at Beaumond House

The Chamber choir visited Beaumond House on the 12th of December and the patients thoroughly enjoyed hearing their Christmas songs. The choir also enjoyed biscuits and squash before heading back to school!

Senior Choir recording of 'Just Be You'

The Senior choir was proud to learn and record the song 'Just be you' recently for the Shaw Foundation. This song has a powerful message about positive thinking and looking after your mental health. Please enjoy listening to this version (above) that is just Barnby Road Academy.


There is also a joint version with other local choirs, money raised from downloading the joint track goes towards this local charity

Christmas Lights 'Switch-on' November 24th


The Junior, Senior and Chamber choirs all performed on the stage in the Market Square for this event. We had a lovely reception from the audience and it certainly got us all into the Christmas spirit!