YEAR 6 SUPER CHOIR IS NOW FULL
There is a restriction to the number of children in Year 6 Super Choir because there are a limited number of seats available on the stage at the Brighton Centre for the Primary Schools' Christmas Concert. This particular concert is only available to the children in the Year 6 Super Choir. However, the whole school Mega Choir and the school Orchestra have many concert opportunities in December.
For a full list of names and classes of the Year 6 children who are officially in the Year 6 Super Choir 2017, visit the Super Choir page.
HANDS UP IF YOU ARE READY TO SING!
WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEE - Mega Choir began with a musical whoosh and a yeah! Thanks for getting out of bed to get to school in time for the beginning of Mega Choir Rehearsal Number One 2017!
If you forgot about today's rehearsal, don't worry, you can start next week. Make sure you've handed in your signed permission form and £10 to the school office. Thank you.
Mega Choir begins tomorrow morning.
Please do not arrive at school before 07:55. Line up at the main school entrance on Rugby Road. The doors will open at 08:00.
Once you have entered the school, put your bags and coats in your lockers, lunch boxes in the trolleys in the playground and enter the hall.
In the hall, find the register list for your class and place a tick in the empty box beside your name. Then sit down in a MEGA circle!
Enjoy, sing your hearts out and have FUN!
Thanks to the children in Year 5 for creating demonstration videos for some of the
many warm up activities we do at Downs Junior School.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and feel refreshed and ready to go at Downs Junior School!
Extra-curricular music clubs will commence the week beginning 18th September 2017.
Sign-up forms for this term are available to download below, and on the Clubs pages. Paper copies of the sign-up form are available from the school entrance corridor.
Keep your eye on the Events page for information about upcoming concerts and performances. If you have any questions regarding music clubs and events, please contact Miss Rusbatch.
For information about private music lessons within school, visit the Private Lessons page. You can find contact details for all of our peripatetic staff, plus photos and video clips of performances from current and past students.
Downs Junior School Orchestra treated audiences to a wonderful variety of pieces on Friday 21st July. They performed a classical piece by Mussorgsky called 'A Night on Bare Mountain'. They also performed their own composition 'No Hope' and a number of additional songs. We were also treated to solo performances from Maya, Barnaby, Molly, Aidan, Xanthe, Justin, Maizy, Laurie and Megan. Well done orchestra.
Click here to watch a playlist of video clips of Friday's concerts.
Particular thanks to our Year 6 orchestra members, who are moving on to secondary school in September. We will miss you. Keep playing and smiling!
Woweeeeeee, Year 6 performed their socks off today. Our audiences were wonderful too. Congratulations everyone. One more show to go... It's only a shame that Roald Dahl himself can't see the show - Dahl's Dream.
Following a beautifully sunny day of sporting prowess, healthy competitiveness, sportsmanship, endurance, power and agility, Downs Junior School STILL managed to muster enough energy to perform Waka Waka at the closing ceremony of Sports Day 2017. Well done everyone - just look at the=at coordination!
This year's top 3 bands visited Downs Infant School this afternoon to perform to the children and staff. They performed confidently and professionally, and brilliantly demonstrated their musical skills. To watch videos of their performances, visit the Battle of the Bands 2017 page or our school music YouTube channel.
Huge congratulations to the Year 6 team. Their first ever performance of Dahl's Dream was a triumph. Feedback from audience members has been incredibly positive and encouraging.
More photos can be seen on the Roald Dahl page. However this page is currently password protected, because we don't want you all to hear the songs and know our secrets, until the shows are over! Currently, only Year 6 can view that page.
They have 3 more performances next week. Tuesday morning to the rest of the school, then again on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon to families. Break a leg!
Well done to the 50 violinists who performed in today's concert to families. Huge thanks to our violin teacher, Lisa De Simone. To see photos and video clips from today's concert, and to learn more about violin lessons in school, visit the Violin page.
Thank you to everyone involved in this evening's sunny summer festival - especially to FODJ (Friends of Downs Junior School) and the staff volunteers.
Mega Choir sang beautifully and confidently, maintaining their harmonies and timings, sprinkled with gorgeous solos. Congratulations Mega Choir. Well done also to the Battle of the Bands Top 3 from this year's final. You played and sang sensationally! Magical music all round and the SUN was very happy!
CLICK HERE to watch videos of their performances.
4F and 4PY performed brilliantly in their concerts on Wednesday. It was hard to believe they've only had 9 lessons on pBuzz and ukulele. Huge thanks to our brass teacher Sarah Leeves. If any of you are interested in learning a brass instrument with Sarah, visit the brass page. Similarly, if you'd like to transfer your ukulele skills to guitar, contact our guitar teacher, Tom.
Extra thanks to our wonderful voice soloists (Tryphena, Ollie, Omer and Jemima) and our percussionists (Albert, Ewan and Albert). Well done to our surprise special guest in the 4F concert - Patrick. He sang from the sidelines with such passion and joy. Thanks Patrick!
Good luck to all the children who are performing in tomorrow's ukulele and pBuzz concerts.
I know you are going to musically SHINE!
A reminder that the performance times are:
4PY - 13:50 - 14:10
4F - 14:50 - 15:10
Families are very welcome to attend.
- Head of Music -
- Guitar -
Lisa De Simone
- Violin / Viola -
- Cello -
- Double Bass / Bass Guitar -
- Woodwind -
- Brass -
- Piano -
- Drum Kit -
- Voice -
- 01273 293524 -
Children can only receive tuition for ONE instrument during class curriculum lesson time