The Dr Blighty project has begun and last night's projections onto the Pavilion were spectacular. This is one of many amazing free events taking place all week and weekend. We are one of those performances! Tomorrow: 2.30pm - 3.15pm
On Saturday, Miss Rusbatch, Ms Kay, Mrs Roberts and Hilary (our school counsellor) performed alonsgide 130 other members of Brighton Goes Gospel Choir. Mrs Kaiser is also a member of the choir but was unable to attend these concerts. The sold out audiences were on their feet and singing and dancing and clapping .and feeling good!
Below is a video clip of Miss Rusbatch singing with Lou (another choir member) - 'Walk With Me' with accompaniment from the choir:
Last weekend, Isis (Year 4) travelled to Germany to compete in the European Street Dance Championships. Her crew is called Killabeez. She and her crew did brilliantly, making finals, and Isis herself finished in the top 3 for her improvised solo dance.
WELL DONE ISIS!
Parents of children in Mega Choir and Orchestra: Please complete and return the slip on the letter below before Wednesday. Thank you very much.
Thanks and well done to everyone involved in last Saturday's parade. The sun was shining, the drums were banging and the crowds were smiling.
Yesterday, after school, Molly and Kate (in 4K) went busking in Preston Park. They chose to sing the Year 4 Children's Parade song for this year's Brighton Festival. Not only did that mean they got lots of extra practise, they also managed to raise £11.50. They have very kindly decided to donate the money to the school's music department.
THANK YOU MOLLY & KATE
Ex-pupil Jacy (Year 7) popped in to say hello after school today. He performed on piano and sang 'Half the World Away'. The video of his performance can be viewed on the right-hand menu of this news page - scroll down to the clips.
All music clubs will recommence this week, starting with Mega Choir on Wednesday at 08:00.
Huge congratulations to this year' Year 6 Dance Troupe who performed at the Brighton Dome last night for the Let's Dance event. The evening was a spectacle and you all shone and glistened to Justin Bieber's 'Sorry'. Well done to everyone involved.
Hanna Neter was one of our judges for this year's Battle of the Bands. She enjoyed the experience so much that she mentioned the Battle on the radio the following morning. You can hear the radio segment below. For more information, visit the Battle of the Bands 2016 page.
Congratulations to the 4F Team - your assembly / production today was FANTASTIC in EVERY way: Great voice projection, great comic timing, very educational and really entertaining. Loved the costumes and the slideshow. Well done everyone.
Congratulations to this year's winners of Battle of the Bands - Rowan, Esme and Fleur - also known as ELECTRODYNAMIX. The performed faultlessly: stunning vocals and beautiful harmonies with Rowan also performing on guitar. They sang a song called All the Medicines Combined, written by Rowan and Fleur.
Congratulations to ALL of last night's finalists. You were AMAZING and demonstrated so much talent and bravery and skill. For the final results and scores, feedback from the judges, audio tracks, video clips and photos of last night's final, visit the Battle of the Bands 2016 page.
Thanks to our fantastic judges: Ollie Tunmer (STOMP performer and percussionist), Monty Oxymoron (keyboardist for The Damned), Hanna Neter (Breakfast Show DJ at Juice FM) and Steve Rockett (sound designer and audio director at Lowrider Sound Ltd.). Special thanks to last year's winner, Ruby Vaughn, who returned as a guest performer. Her voice is more sublime than ever!
A final thanks to all of the children involved in this year's battle. 57 bands (206 children) auditioned this year (a record number)! Your creativity and musicianship and all round brilliance is much appreciated and highly valued at Downs Junior School. KEEP MAKING MUSIC KIDS!
- Head of Music -
- Guitar -
Lisa De Simone
- Violin / Viola -
- Cello -
- Double Bass / Bass Guitar -
- Woodwind -
- Brass -
- Piano -
- Keyboard -
- Drum Kit -
- Voice -
- 01273 293524 -
Music Room Tour
Talented Ex-Pupil Jacy
27/04/16 (Year 7)