Music is prioritised at Barnby Road Academy. Every child accesses a weekly singing session run by our pianist Peter Higgins. Year 3 and 4 children learn the recorder (currently Covid restrictions do not allow this) and Years 5 and 6 have weekly ukulele sessions.
We are very proud of our school orchestra of 30+ children that plays for a number of performances throughout the year. Barnby Road Academy has a range of ensembles and choirs (some of these are currently not running if mixed year groups or do not comply with Covid restrictions):
Monday: Guitar club 12:15pm (Mr Webster)
Tuesday: Boys' choir 12:15pm, Ukulele Club 12:45pm (Mr Higgins)
Wednesday: Orchestra 8:15am, Recorder Club 12:15pm (Mrs Wyatt) Band 3:30pm (Mr Barnett)
Thursday: Chamber choir 8:15am (Mr Higgins)
Friday: Junior choir 12:05pm (Mrs Nicholson & Mr Higgins), Senior choir 2:30pm (Mrs Wyatt & Mr Higgins)
Instrumental lessons are offered to Key Stage 2 children, dependent on the availability of instruments. We currently have children learning the cello, violin, trumpet, cornet, trombone, French horn, flute, saxophone, clarinet, percussion and piano.