Corby Business Academy have been making music since 2008. Music has been central to the extracurricular learning which is at the heart of the school’s broad and balanced curriculum. Young people come to our academy with an interest and aptitude for music, and leave as accomplished and experienced musicians.
Music tuition is provided by NMPAT (Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust). Over 120 students learn a musical instrument at Corby Business Academy. Tuition is provided in woodwind, brass, strings, drum kit, vocal and piano. All students who learn an instrument are expected to rehearse on a weekly basis at the Academy and join one of the many different ensembles.
The Music Department regularly perform at national events which have included performances at the National Festival of Music for Youth, National Concert Band Festival as well as performances at the Oundle Festival of Music. The Senior Concert Band has performed at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham as part of the National Finals of Music for Youth on three occasions, and have taken part in the finals of the National Concert Band Festival. This is something we are extremely proud of.
The Music Department has also toured extensively in Europe on three separate occasions and are proud to have released two acclaimed CD’s, ‘Music Means Business’ and ‘Helter Skelter’.
We are an incredibly well resourced department with facilities including a mac suite, bespoke recording studio, practice rooms, keyboard suite, a full samba and steel pan set, as well as access to a 500 seater theatre, which allows us to welcome parents, carers and the local community into our Academy to showcase the talent of our students.
For more information and to get involved, please contact Mr. C. Wears.