14th October 2019

DAOS Jazz Evening at The Bull Theatre!

The Music Department were delighted to present a fantastic evening of jazz last Friday to a sold-out audience of families and friends at the Bull Theatre in Barnet. It was a really exciting opportunity for pupils to play in a professional venue and to showcase all of the exciting work that has been taking place as part of the Owens Jazz Project.

The programme featured performances from Junior Big Band, the DAOS Jazz Quartet, Junior Improvisation Group, Intermediate Improvisation Group and the Senior Big Band. The level of musicianship, skill and ensemble awareness was stunning and the massed line-up of all our jazz players playing together for the finale showed the very best of what our young musicians can do.

Another highlight was the appearance of our very own music staff jazz ensemble, featuring Ms McNally-Mayne, Mr Hunt, Mr Guy, Mr D’Souza, Mr Crossley and Mr Hunt.

Our thanks and congratulations to all the performers who played and sang so well, to Mr Hunt, Mr Crossley and Mr Kelly for all their leadership and coaching of the ensembles, to Ms Bamber and Mrs George for helping to organise the event, to Wesley and DAOS their help in setting up in the venue, to the schoolkeepers for helping with moving equipment and to parents/families for coming along and being such a great audience!

We would also like to thank The Nicholas Barnes Trust for its generous support of the Owen’s Jazz Project.

Year 10 GCSE Information Evening

Dear Year 10 Parents/Carers,

Thank you for support on Thursday 10th October for the Year 10 GCSE Information Evening, I understand from Dr Mitchell it was a very positive turn out. Many apologies for not being there in person. As mentioned on the night, we have shared the presentation with everyone for their own reference (please see below). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other queries or questions about how together we best support our students in KS4.

Kind regards,
Mr Grimstead and Miss Surry
KS4 Pastoral Team

Harvest Festival donations!

As part of our harvest festival celebrations for this year, we will be collecting non-perishable food for the Trussell Trust which provides emergency supplies to people in crisis. This year, the charity particularly need tinned peas, tinned carrots, tinned fruit, tinned meat, instant mashed potato, custard (tinned or packet), sponge puddings and long life fruit juice.

Students should give their donation to their form prefect during form time ready for collection by the charity at the end of this half term. Many thanks in advance for your support.