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The first Annual Gallions Half Marathon

By | Donations

This year the Gallions Music Trust had 3 runners signed up to take part in the 2020 Hackney Half Marathon and raise money for the Trust. Unfortunately the pandemic swept the country and the event was postponed. Gallions Music Manager Ashley Roye had other ideas though and wouldn’t let Covid-19 prevent him from putting on his running shoes and decided to run a half marathon around the school instead.

In the final week of term Ashley set off at 9:30 in the morning and began his 13.1 miles around  the school. As he ran he was joined by different pupils and staff over the course of the morning running laps, getting in the way, making posters and cheering him on. He finished in just under 3 hours collapsing in the Music centre after completing the final yards!

So far he has raised over £400 for the Music Trust. You can still donate by clicking the link here.

We hope that this will be an annual school event moving forward any volunteers that are up for the challenge get in touch!

 

 

Gallions Summer Concert 2019

By | Concert

On Thursday 4th July Gallions held their annual Summer Music Concert. As usual the show was opened by our senior choir who performed renditions of “Can’t stop the feeling” and “Water come a me eye” using a range of percussion instruments and some of the singers using body percussion techniques to add to the performance.

The Junior Orchestra then took over with two fine performances. The juniors have been outstanding all year and signed off with a really superb performance. The Y4s are going to bring a lot to the senior orchestra next year and no doubt the Y3’s will take the lead and continue to push the junior orchestra forward.

Bass Attack continued their good form this year taking on one of my personal favourite pieces from last year’s senior orchestra. Given that Bass Attack consists of junior students they did a cracking job performing brilliantly.

We then had two solo performances from two of our leading Y6 players who have consistently been the top instrumentalists of the year group. We wanted to give them a platform to shine one last time before leaving the school. They did not disappoint.

Our Junior choir stepped up to give the audience some laughs with some of their dance moves, but also so much joy when watching and listening to the children sing beautifully.

The Senior Orchestra closed the show with a surprise farewell to Orchestra’s conductor Dan James who is leaving Gallions after 12 years at the school. The surprise saw members of the teaching staff and children that had been taught by Dan rising to their feet in the crowd to sing a song alongside the orchestra especially written by the children for him. After composing himself Dan went onto lead the orchestra one final time and close what was another wonderful Gallions concert.

Junior Choir Perform at Gallions Reach

By | Concert

Once again the Gallions children were invited to sing at the Christmas lights switch on at Gallions Reach Retail park. Armed with songbooks gloves and Santa hats our junior choir took to the stage and delivered festive classics like Rudolph the red nose reindeer, jingle bells and Santa Claus is coming to town.

At the end of the performance the children were joined on stage by Santa who launched the final countdown to the Christmas lights switching on and a flurry of snow and more Christmas tunes for the children (and parents) to sing along too. It was a wonderful afternoon with the children delivering a brilliant performance.

The junior choir will be singing again at the Newham Community Lights switch on on Friday 7th December at 4:30 pm.

For more information please contact aroye@gallions.newham.sch.uk