The West Exe Jazz Band has had an excellent reputation for over 40 years! It continues to provide an excellent forum for young musicians to play in an ensemble and has now been joined by its ‘training band’ JB² for younger musicians. There are many other formal and informal groups practicing in the school and regular concerts provide an opportunity for musical talent to be heard by parents and the wider community. The School Carol Service provides all of Year 7 with an unforgettable musical experience. There are also many less formal musical opportunities open to students.
As well as instrumental tuition which is offered on just about any instrument, students can avail themselves of a range of extra-curricular activities on offer:
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Joint jazz concert February 2013
Friday 8th February 2013 saw the twenty-fourth annual joint jazz concert with Exeter College. Introduced by new West Exe School Head of Music Patricia Browne, a large audience in the West Exe hall was treated to a high quality programme of music performed by three bands. For your listening pleasure, several tracks from the evening are available below to download.
Jazz concert January 2012
The joint jazz concert on Friday 27th January featured our own West Exe Jazz band, the JB2 ‘training’ band, and the Exeter College Band. If you were lucky enough to be one of the many in the audience, you will have enjoyed a wide range of popular tracks. For those who couldn’t make it, or if you want to relive the pleasures of the evening, we are offering four tracks for download for your mp3 player or computer.
Moonlight in Vermont – West Exe Jazz Band featuring Lily on vocals
Macarena – West Exe Jazz Band
Stand by you – JB2
That’s life – Exeter College Band
To download any of the tracks, right click on the file and select ‘Save target as’ or ‘Save link as’.
A photo gallery of photos of the concert by Mr Tyrer is also available in our website Photo Gallery.
Cathedral Carol Service December 2011
This year, for the first time, you can download your own copy for your computer or mp3 player of two of the carols performed in the Cathedral on Thursday evening. A left click on the file link will play the music, to download the files right click and select the ‘save’ option for your web browser.
Silent Night in four languages – Jasmin A, Vicky A, Cora C, and Lily B
Little Drummer Boy – Year 7 choir with Adam S.
Photographs of the service were in our December newsletter, and are in our website Photo Gallery.