Here at Mayhill, we strive to give every child plenty of opportunities to find the performer within.
All together now!
Weekly singing assemblies provide a platform to experience making music as a 200 strong choir. We sing modern songs to keep everyone engaged and often include dance moves and harmonies to make the performance our own.
Every class will also perform a class assembly alongside curriculum performances and exhibitions.
Productions at Mayhill
Twice a year Mayhill pupils take to the stage to show their skills in drama, music and dance. Two year groups, Year 4 (Christmas production) and Year 6 (Summer production) take the lead with the Year 3 and Year 5 pupils as the supporting choir.
Shows such as Annie Junior, Scrooge and Alice in Wonderland have been performed with such confidence on our fabulous Mayhill stage.
In 2019, our stage had a revamp and our lighting system, a complete overhaul thanks to the amazing work of the Friends of Mayhill group and the generous donations given throughout the year. This was just in time for our Year 6 production of Mary Poppins resulting in a show fit for the West End stage.
This year, our Year 6 pupils will tackle the popular Aladdin Junior in July.
Extra-curricular Music Clubs
As Mayhill love to sing, our choir has been going from strength to strength over the last 3 years. We meet weekly, welcoming everyone who would like to join in. Our choir performances are in high demand within our local community: to name a few, we have an annual slot in the Odiham Christmas Extravenganza and the Odiham Summer fete; we sing at the Cross Barn at Easter; we have joined the RAF in their Christmas celebrations; and 2019 saw an invitation to perform in the Victoria's Promise Christmas charity concert. A busy schedule keeps everyone excited for our next performance.
We are lucky to be able to provide Hampshire Music Service peripatetic tuition as well as Rocksteady tuition, where the musicians can work towards formal grades or just play for fun - there is no pressure. With support of the Odiham Music Society, Mayhill is able to offer a few bursary places (please contact the office for more information) for those that want to trail an instrument before commiting to lesson full time. All musicians are encouraged to show their learning - at the same time inspiring others - in performances to the school and parents.
<-- Take a look at our albums - it looks like lots of fun doesn't it!