EMI Music Donation

Latest News at Hayle Community School

19th January 2018


At the end of the summer term 2017, Hayle Academy music department were delighted to receive a donation from the EMI music sound foundation. This is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples' access to music education in the UK & Ireland. Our donation was used to buy a selection of tuned classroom percussion; such as xylophones and glockenspiels. These instruments are extremely useful, as they provide students of differing musical abilities easy access to performing and composing within the classroom. Key stage 3 students have used the new percussion instruments to play whole class performances of pop songs and experimented with Indonesian gamelan music. GCSE classes have found the instruments really helpful for understanding harmony, chord construction and composition exercises. We have also started using tuned percussion within the school orchestra, and found that its inclusion has attracted and allowed new members to participate. By purchasing a set of tuned percussion instruments, I feel we have been successful in achieving our main aim, ‘to make music accessible and enjoyable to a wider range of students’. Thank you EMI for your donation.