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Amy Beach AB

AB Staff Leadership 

Director of Learning Miss P Knuckey
Student Support Manager Mr B Baker 

AB Student Leadership

Community Captain Amelie                                                               

AB Community Mentors

Mr A Milne Miss F Moyse Mr P McLarney
Mrs D Cox and Mrs J McBride  Mr G Dale Mr R Haines
Mrs D Samson and Mrs E Levett Dr J Askew Mrs Y Ozturk

AB Community Ambassadors

Alana Y10
Amber Y10

Amy Beach Biography

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867–1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music, playing her first solo concert at the age of 16. Her "Gaelic" Symphony, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896, was the first symphony composed and published by an American woman. She was one of the first American composers to succeed without the benefit of European training, and one of the most respected and acclaimed American composers of her era. As a pianist, she was acclaimed for concerts she gave featuring her own music in the United States and in Germany.

Today, our Community flies under the banner of her name together with our ‘Bee’ logo, which was created by an AB student in 2018. We are reminded through our logo of a worker bee that working together for the benefit of everyone in our AB community will mean we will always strive for success together.

AB Charity Work

2023-2024: Pilgrims Hospice

2022-2023: Papyrus

2021-2022: British Heart Foundation

2020-2021: SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality)

2019-2020: ITU Sensory Garden at William Harvey Hospital

2018-2019: The Cardiac Care Unit at the William Harvey Hospital