Entries by Laura Poingdestre

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council Visit – July 2022

East Riding Senior Ensembles will be visiting us 20th-24th July, staying at JAAC. They are performing several concerts around Jersey, which will feature East Riding Youth Orchestra, Senior Wind Band, Jazz Collective and Flute Choir. Their concerts will include music to suit all tastes by : Tito Puente, William Walton, Faure, Saint Saens, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber […]

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Ackworth School Visit – July 2022

Ackworth School will be staying with us 12th-16th July. They are performing several concerts around Jersey, which will feature a number of their ensembles. The Ackworth School Senior Choir, led by Oliver McCarthy-Bell, is non-auditioned and consists of students from 11-18 years of age. Priding itself on its diverse range of repertoire, to appeal to […]


Wakefield Girls’ High School Visit

Wakefield Girls’ High School are joining us this week, and will be performing two concerts featuring their Grammar School Foundation Youth Brass Band and String Ensemble.  They feature musicians ranging from 11-18 years of age.  They will be playing a varied programme of light music including pop tunes, Jazz standards, ragtime music, fanfares, marches, hymn […]


Bexley Music – June 2022

What a fantastic afternoon of music-making with Bexley in Howard Davis Park! A team of Academy students joined Bexley’s orchestra to perform a 60-minute set. The programme included: a Disney medley, Superheroes R Us, Blue Danube, Die Fledermaus, Harry Potter, Jupiter, Uptown Funk, The Avengers, Barcarolle, Capriccio Italien, Give Up the Funk and the Wallace […]

Vocal Department Concert

The Vocal Department Concert on 27th May sent us all into half term with a song in our hearts. It was a lovely event with singers of all ages delighting us with their solo and choral offerings. There was a lovely mix of songs, duets and choral items, from individual children and from the rapidly […]

Jersey Youth Choir

The JAM/JMS Jersey Youth Choir was launched yesterday at Government House, singing for Royalty with a performance for the Earl and Countess of Wessex. We are excited to launch this mixed choir for Jersey’s young singers, and welcome applications from singers from all schools in Jersey. We would like this to be an inclusive choir, […]

Musical Mindfulness

On Saturday 30th April we hosted our first Musical Mindfulness day, focusing on confidence building and positivity with a musical theme. Students participated in a series of workshops, and explored Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Performance Confidence, Breathwork, Osteopathy and Mindfulness. You Matter was also on site throughout the day, and the wonderful Bella’s Cafe provided copious […]