The video clips from last week's brilliant piano concert are now available to view on the Piano page.
Our talented voice students will be performing in the music assemblies on Friday 27th November, alongside their fabulous teacher and singer/song-writer Bella Spinks. They have been busy composing their own songs over the last few weeks and will perform them on stage next week.
The first concert will occur 10:05 - 10:30. The concert will then be repeated for the second assembly 10:45 - 11:10. Parents are most welcome to attend either / both concerts.
Downs Junior School has been shortlisted for the
Best School Music Department Award at the
2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence!
For more information about these national awards, click here: http://www.musiceducationexpo.co.uk/awards/
Below are details about the upcoming music events:
Friday 27th November
Bella Spinks' Voice Students - Singing Concert
10:05 - 10:30 and 10:45 - 11:10
School Hall - Parents of the performers are welcome to attend
Thursday 3rd December
Year 6 Jam Band
Rehearsal in School for the Brighton Centre Concert
Monday 7th December
Year 6 Jam Band
12:00 Rehearsal - £3 per child, packed lunches required
19:00 – Concert at the Brighton Centre
Audience: Ticket Holders – tickets available from the Brighton Centre Box Office
Wednesday 9th December
Year 3 Christmas Concert and FODJ Winter Fair
15:30 – 18:00
Concerts in the Hall: 16:00 – 16:40 and 17:00 – 17:40
Audience: Tickets not required – seating not available – standing only
Saturday 12th December
Brighton Goes Gospel Christmas Concert
Roedean Theatre 2pm and 7pm
Miss Rusbatch, Mrs Kaiser and Mrs Roberts will be performing
Sunday 13th December
Jam Band and Mega Choir singing for charity (CLIC Sargent) at M&S Hollingbury: To be confirmed…
Tuesday 15th December
Ex-Pupils Christmas Concert – School Hall – 11:00 – 12:00
Mega Choir, Jam Band, Orchestra, Strings Ensemble
Audience: Men and women who attended Downs Junior School between the 1930s and 1960s: By invitation only.
Wednesday 16th December
School Christmas Concert - Mega Choir, Jam Band, Orchestra, Strings Ensemble
Audience: Tickets (free) will be required for both concerts via an online form
2pm – 3pm and 6pm – 7pm
HUGE congratulations to the talented pianists who treated us to a string of wonderful performances today. Thank you very much to Alice Hawkes (our brilliant piano teacher) for teaching and inspiring such amazing compositions, improvisations and performances.
Videos of the performances will appear on this page - it will take roughly a week to upload them all.
Thank you to all of the children, staff members and parents who performed at the Remembrance Service on Friday. Special thanks to our piano teacher, Alice Hawkes, for performing on cello, and to our violin teacher Lisa De Simone, for performing on violin.
Well done to everyone in Mega Choir. The soloists and small group singers will get another chance to perform in next week's music assemblies. The performances will be uploaded to this music site. Eyes and ears peeled.
Final thanks and congratulations to the Button family, Mr Franceschi and the children who read poems, lay wreaths and held flags as standard-bearers.
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to our Harvest Festival last week. The City Mission group were overwhelmed and delighted by the generosity of the donations, and they were thrilled by the quality of the singing (and rapping).
Dear Parents of Year 6 children in Jam Band,
Please refer to the Christmas 2015 page for details about booking tickets for the concert at the Brighton Centre on Monday 6th December 2015. Tickets sell fast so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
First rehearsal is FREE
Membership only costs £10 for the entire term - bargain!
Wednesdays at Balfour School
WOW!!! What a great atmosphere today.
Congratulations to all of our fabulous performers today.
The B&H Youth Big Band were amazing too.
Well done to everyone involved and thanks to the huge audience for your support.
What a weekend there is on offer in Brighton - endless festival events and all free, AND we're involved, so come and say Hi!
124 children from Years 5 & 6 will be performing with a mass youth choir, who'll be displaying the world premiere of rugby-inspired body percussion and songs (arranged by the brilliant James Redwood, alongside the talented B&H Youth Big Band.
We're performing at 3pm and again at 5pm tomorrow (Sunday) on the main stage on New Road.
These performances will form part of the Pitch Perfect festival of music and dance - live music and dance all day Saturday and Sunday 12-6 on New Road, in the heart of the theatre district.
It'll be heating up at the Brighton Chilli Festival in Victoria Gardens today (Saturday). Chilli-eating contest, live bands, spicy foods, cocktails and craft beers.
The Brighton Japan Festival teams up with The Costume Games this weekend - head to the Old Steine Gardens and MOSHIMO to witness incredible live manga artists (incl. Lady Aiko) and bespoke costumes and outfits.
Christopher Nolan's Oscar-Winning costume team (from his Batman movies) will be around, helping visitors to construct their own costumes for the weekend!
The People's Festival on Hove Lawns will provide performances, music, food and art.
There'll be a Rugby World Cup Fan Zone, east of the pier, on the Beach with live outdoor screenings of the matches. There'll also be refreshments and activities from World Cup sponsors. Free entry and open 11am - 11pm.
There'll be a Costume Carnival on Madeira Drive at 6.30pm tonight (Saturday).
So, what are you waiting for?
Get out of the house and I'll see you there!!!!
Good luck to the 124 children from Year 5 and Year 6 who will be performing, twice, to public audiences on Sunday 20th September. If you'd like to come along and support us, we'll be performing on the huge stage on New Road at 3pm and again at 5pm.
Stella Hull and Shona Knight came into school today to talk to our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils about an exciting new choral opportunity for young singers in Brighton & Hove. Stella and Shona invited the children to attend a FREE choir taster session on Wednesday 30th September 2015.
Rehearsals take place at Balfour Primary School 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Membership costs only £10 per term. For more information, contact Stella Hull or visit the OYS website.
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- Woodwind -
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- Piano -
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- Drum Kit -
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