Apollo Classical Music Projects

Today Year 4 were visited by a Brass Quartet from the Apollo Classical Music Projects. They learned how performers vibrate their lips to make sounds on their instruments and listened to the theme from “The Simpsons” and “Life is an Open Door” from Frozen!

Year 5 at the Barbican

Today Year 5 visited the Barbican to watch the London Symphony Orchestra perform works for Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”.  They loved the music for ‘Somewhere’ and enjoyed singing along with ‘America’ but their favourite piece was definitely the ‘Mambo’.

Official pictures… Well done to our Year 6 pupil, to Mr Evans and the whole school… double winners of the Hackney Mayor Music Award! An amazing achievement!



On Thursday 2nd November 2017, Mr Evans and Ms Davie attended the Hackney Music Gala at the Hackney Empire. The concert celebrated the achievements of some of the most gifted and talented musical pupils and students in our schools and community, featuring a diverse range of ensembles including, bands, choirs, soloists and school groups.  The Music Gala incorporated the Mayor’s Music Awards for the fifth year. The MMA is a fund, established by the Mayor of Hackney, to help and support aspiring young musicians to develop their musical skills and to recognise the quality of the music education offer in Hackney’s schools.

We are excited to announce that Eleanor Hickford in Year 6 won the Pupil Award for Musical Achievement, and so will benefit from targeted musical activities and specialist tuition up to the value of £1000!

Moreover, Orchard won the Instrument Fund for Ensemble Development! With the funds from this award, Mr Evans intends to form a Samba Band, so look out for performances soon!

Apollo Classical Music Projects

Year 4 were visited by Apollo Classical Music Projects for their second workshop. They were treated to pieces by Haydn and Ravel!

Music Coffee Morning

On Friday 20th November 2017, Mr Evans held the first Music Coffee Morning at Orchard. Over 75 families attended, all playing and singing “London’s Burning.”

Apollo Classical Music Projects

On the 17th of October, Year 4 had their first workshop with Apollo Classical Music Projects.  They learned about string quartets and listened to pieces by Beethoven. They also had the opportunity to as the performers a variety of questions about their instruments and lives.

Year 2

Rowan Class have learnt to sing ‘London’s Burning’ both in unison and a four part round. This week they began to learn how to play the song on the glockenspiel and it’s sounding good already!