At The Towers, we recognise that music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling as well as encouraging personal expression, emotional development and reflection. Music is central to many parts of education at The Towers and enriches the Catholic ethos of the school. Pupils will look in depth at a wide range of musical genres from different cultures in order to gain a broader appreciation and understanding of music and the world through listening, performing, composing and appraisal. Music lessons are designed to increase pupils’ sensitivity to sounds and other performers by letting them work together and constructively evaluate each others work. It is about developing musical expression and musical creativity, using notations and ICT to support making and responding to music. It also increases self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
The music department provides a number of musical activities in addition to normal class work in both the junior and senior school. Both the juniors and seniors have their own extra curricular choir and orchestra clubs which give performances, both within the school and at external venues. All senior pupils learning an orchestral instrument are encouraged to join the school orchestra. There are also opportunities for the pupils to get involved in festivals, celebrations and fund-raising through music at various times of the year. Local musicians are also encouraged to become involved in school activities and pupils are taken to concerts whenever suitable.