St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy


Beat, Band Boogie


Here comes the marching band. Left, right, left, right. Step in time to the beat: 1, 2, 3, 4; let's make sounds, high and low. That sound is loud. That one’s quiet. What can you hear? There are sounds all around. What’s making each one? Name all the instruments in the band and be part of a ‘body orchestra’. How do drums and guitars work?  Build your own and try to find out! Finally design and make your own instrument to play in our marching band! Now march up the hill with the Grand Old Duke of York, beating your drum or shaking your shaker. Then it’s time to perform. Your audience loves you, so let’s take a bow.

Watch the Marching Band Perform

Our topic work focuses on Music and Design Technology this term!  In D.T we will be designing and making instruments so we can perform in our very own marching band!  We will find out how the instruments and also how they make sound!  We will investigate sound around our school and plot the sounds we hear on our own maps!

Can you learn the names of the instruments in a band?

Musical Instruments Sounds For Kids