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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

T: 01204 301 351
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The Voice Kids 2018!

Do you think you have what it takes to audition for The Voice Kids 2018?? If so, see the flyer below for more information...

The Voice Kids


Bolton Music Service Direct Scheme

Music Service Direct Scheme Letter

Bolton Music Hub

Please click here to visit the Bolton Music Hub where parents and students can easily find information on:

  • instrumental lessons that we offer through Bolton Music service
  • ensembles offered by the service at Bolton Music centre 

What’s happening in Music?

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Summer Music Concert 2015

Thornleigh Salesian College celebrated on Thursday 2 July 2015 with it’s annual Summer Music Concert. We had a wonderful evening of musical performances from students (and staff). This event celebrates the progress and achievement of Thornleigh Salesian College’s finest musicians.

The Music Department presented trophies to our students for performance, progress and achievement and also a special award will be presented to a student for the most outstanding contribution to the musical life of the school.

A big congratulations to all the students who performed at this years Summer Music Concert.


Year 11 student Alex Raw features in All Time Low new music video

" I was very lucky to be involved in such an amazing experience of filming of All Time Low’s new song Kids in the Dark. The opportunity came about when a friend of mine recommended me for the filming, which took place in February 2015.  The filming was great fun, as it involved being covered in paint that glows under UV light to create such a brilliant effect. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic and I met some really good friends because of it. I am hopeful that another opportunity like this will arise in the future. See if you can spot me in the video!

Alex – Year 11


Whats Happening in Music this Term

For the latest Music news please see our latest Newsletter.

Instrumental Lessons

Music flourishes at Thornleigh Salesian College. Each year sees a major school production. Alongside this production there are also musical evenings and charity concerts for parents and the local community which give all students the opportunity to participate. There is a well established choir and a wide variety of ensembles on offer to students. Music tutors from the Bolton Instrumental Music Service visit the school during the week offering a wide variety of instrumental lessons with percussion, string, brass, woodwind, guitar and voice. Students who have previously had instrumental tuition in primary school (e.g. trumpet, flute, violin) will normally be given priority over beginners, and every effort is made to accommodate all requests for instrumental lessons. Students currently pay £40 per term for ten lessons in groups of two or three and attend one 30 minute lesson per week. Lessons are timetabled on a rota basis and students are excused from a different subject lesson each week.

Students who receive instrumental tuition are encouraged to join the various music ensembles in school and to attend rehearsals and concerts to enhance their musical development and experience.Instrumentalists are encouraged to enter for the ‘Associated Board’, Trinity College and Rock School Music Examinations. Further details can be obtained from the Music Department staff. If you would like your child to have instrumental tuition in school, contact either Miss Birtley or Miss Edwards in the Music Department.

BBC Philharmonic Year 9 Workshop

January 2014


On Monday 27 January 2014, a group of Year 9 musicians from Thornleigh Salesian College enjoyed a fantastic day of jazz training which was led by professional musicians from the BBC Philharmonic 

Orchestra. The students participated in a series of workshops designed to develop their performance and improvisational skills including scat singing, preparing 8 pieces for the evening concert and presentation of their learning from the day.We would like to thank the team from the BBC who came to work with our students for all their hard work, support, amazing skill,  expertise and, most importantly, enthusiasm.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and were delighted with our students’ achievement.




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