The Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST)
MiSST provides students across the country with instruments, specialist tutors, opportunities to perform both locally and nationally and an excellence programme. Each week, students at Hathershaw receive a music lesson which includes group tuition on a chosen instrument. In September 2021, all students in Year 7 and 8 at Hathershaw will be playing Violin, Viola, Flute or Trumpet. All students study the theory of music and are given opportunities to perform in lessons.
Each term students participate in a year group assembly to demonstrate their progress to peers, family and Hathershaw staff. Externally, students have the opportunity to perform with students from The Radclyffe School who are also on the MiSST programme. In future years we hope to work closely with students from Chetham’s school of music.
In addition to the local opportunities available, students from Hathershaw are invited to participate at the MiSST Annual Concert at a prestigious venue in London – this will be at Queen Elizabeth II Hall on the Southbank in 2022. Each year, MiSST operates a four-day music residential at Radley College in Oxford. During this week students participate in a variety of musical and character building activities along with meeting other students from across the MiSST programme.