26 05, 2017

Talent soars at House Instrumental Competition

2017-05-26T13:42:50+00:00May 26th, 2017|Prep, Music|

An incredible level of talent was on display at the House Instrumental Competition. Those parents in attendance commented on how much they enjoyed the event and, as ever, the children were a credit in every respect. The children represented their houses in different instrumental categories: Strings; Voice; Guitar; Drum [...]

30 03, 2017

Crows ‘ROAR’ at this year’s House Bullard Music Competition!

2017-04-28T15:56:19+00:00March 30th, 2017|Prep, Pre-Prep, Music|

A fantastic afternoon at the House Bullard Music competition, full of House rivalry, singing and Mexican waves. Pre-Prep started the competition and showed us that it doesn't matter how young you are to sing beautifully, do actions and dance moves as well as cope with hats and a huge audience. Pre-Prep's Crows who sang [...]

9 03, 2017

Norfolk County Music Festival

2017-03-09T13:21:56+00:00March 9th, 2017|Prep, Music|

Magna Voce performed magnificently at the Norfolk County Music Festival recently, entertaining a large audience of parents, singers and adjudicators at the Baptist Church Norwich.  The choir had spent all of the their break times on the day rehearsing for this event, in addition to their usual weekly practices, and so knew what was expected of [...]

9 02, 2017

Oliver! Gets Standing Ovations

2017-02-09T07:35:51+00:00February 9th, 2017|Drama, Prep, Music|

This year’s Prep School production was ‘Oliver’ and nearly all of Year 7 and 8 were involved including some members of Year 5 and 6. The commitment and enthusiasm shown by all the cast during rehearsals was outstanding. Our ‘Workhouse Boys’ conveyed immense energy whilst singing and dancing to the iconic tune, ‘Food Glorious Food’ and [...]

28 10, 2016

Alive with the Sound of Music

2016-10-31T11:59:11+00:00October 28th, 2016|Drama, Prep, Music|

The hills (and the stalls!) were certainly alive with the sound of beautiful singing recently as 35 of our children aged 7 to 13 accompanied by Mr Crossley and several teachers  took a trip to Norwich's Theatre Royal to see The Sound of Music. It was, as Mr Crossley said, a "first class performance". The [...]

3 05, 2016

Crows’ Bullard Triumph!

2016-05-03T19:57:32+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Prep, Music|

Well done to all pupils from Pre-Prep and Prep who took part in this fantastic annual whole school House competition which included solo, ensembles and House Song performances. Our thanks go to adjudicator Matt Emmerson, professional musician (trumpet and piano) and director of Invidia Voices and our Director of Music, Jonty Tan as well as all [...]

2 03, 2016

Norfolk Music Festival performers

2016-04-01T15:01:18+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Prep, Music|

In addition to our Choir singing three wonderful songs, pupils took part in individual performances in the Woodwind Grade 1-3 category where Archie L received a Highly Commended Plus certificate, among the Commended for Isabel C and Highly Commended for Molly G. Whilst Alice M received a Highly Commended certificate for her performance in the [...]

5 02, 2016

Music and Drama firmly on the timetable at Taverham Hall

2016-06-11T17:31:23+00:00February 5th, 2016|Drama, Prep, Music|

Music and Drama could be squeezed out of the timetable if the government’s proposals around the English Baccalaureate (Ebac) go ahead, says The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). Here at Taverham Hall School, Music and Drama are on the timetable for every year group in the Prep School, with Nursery and Pre-Prep also [...]

14 01, 2016

Importance of music in Pre-Prep

2016-04-01T15:12:08+00:00January 14th, 2016|Pre-Prep, Music|

Awakening children's appreciation of music is an important part of the Pre-Prep curriculum. All pupils have weekly class lessons with our Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Skipper, who is also a specialist music teacher, in which they sing, learn basic musical notation, play percussion instruments, compose and listen to music. Pre-Prep children listen to music by [...]