Bablake's commitment to the Arts makes Music a key component of our curriculum and co-curricular provision.
All pupils benefit from some form of music education as music is known to encourage neural development relevant to all subjects, and our skills-based teaching helps to prepare pupils for future working environments. Making music, whether using voices, instruments or software, involves true multi-tasking and coordination of mind and body.
Performance skills and opportunities for public performance develop discipline as well as building our pupils' confidence, while in co-curricular activity there are opportunities to perform with ensembles, chamber groups and, through the Arts Award, to organise and lead charity concerts. There are many varied public performance events throughout the academic year, both in school and in venues in the city.
The life-blood of any Music Department is its range of co-curricular activities. The department runs the following co-curricular activities:
• Brass Ensembles
• Chamber Choir
• Junior Choir
• Flute Choir
• Rock School
• Senior String Ensemble
• Junior String Group
• String Quartet
• Cello Ensemble
• Swing Band
• Wind Band
• Woodwind Group
We also offer:
- Orchestral workshop days and masterclasses in partnership with the Orchestra da Camera
- A regular programme of lunchtime concerts at St. John the Baptist church
- Annual carol service at Coventry Cathedral
- Performance at the regional Music for Youth festival in Birmingham
- Concert tours
- Our Community Service music group performs at local primary schools, care homes, hospitals and special schools
- Our extensive Outreach programme includes visits to local primary schools; sessions of African drumming, singing and class topic based composition work can all be arranged
Bablake develops the whole child- developing responsible, confident adults with a sound academic base.