WOW - great effort on sports day everyone. Endless examples of sportsmanship, healthy competitiveness, sparkling team spirit, sporting skills and, of course, outstanding dancing and singing: Your dancing during Hall of Fame and Waka Waka has certainly helped the new AstroTurf to 'bed in'!
This year's top 3 bands from the Battle of the Bands 2015 headed over to Downs Infant School last Friday to perform to a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
RMV (Ruby 6A) performed 2 of her own songs. The audience were stunned and mesmerised during her performances. Her songs are incredible and she has such maturity and control in her voice.
Trademark (Jacy, Stanley, Hugo and Vinnie from 6H) performed their own song 'The Bully and Me'. The lyrics tackle important aspects of bullying and the children in the audience really enjoyed the cool beats and the funky rapping in the song.
The Tropical (Sophie, Anna, Ruby, Madeleine and Hattie from 4DP) performed a fantastic acoustic version of 'Best Day of Your Life'. Their projection, confidence and precision was exemplary. Great outfits too girls!
Jacy also performed a variety of pieces and improvised on piano for the audience as they entered the hall. He received rapturous applause for his impressive, natural talent.
Thank you and well done to all of the children who performed. Apparently the children at Downs Infant School are still talking about the "awesome gig"!
The next big musical extravaganza will occur on Thursday 9th July at our school's Summer Festival. There will be performances from Mega Choir, Super Choir, Orchestra, Bands, soloists and ensemble groups. Put it in your diary.
Friday 5th June
The top three bands from this year's Battle of the Bands will perform at Downs Infant School
Performing 14:00 - 14:45. Parents, of the children involved, are welcome to attend.
Tuesday 23rd June (in the school hall)
13:45 - 14:15 4F (parents of children in 4F invited)
14:45 - 15:15 4B (parents of children in 4B invited)
Friday 26th June
Guitar Concerts (in the school hall):
10:00 - 10:30 Y5 & Y6 audience / Y5 & Y6 guitarists performing
10:45 - 11:15 Y3 & Y4 audience / Y3 & Y4 guitarists performing
14:40 - 15:10 Parents of Y5 & Y6 guitarists audience / Y5 & Y6 guitarists performing
Thursday 2nd July
Final rehearsal of the year for orchestra (15:15 - 16:15)
Friday 3rd July
Cello Assembly - Sarah Davidson - TBC
During Music Assembly times. Parents of cellists invited.
10:00 - 10:30: Y5 & Y6
10:45 - 11:15 Y3 & Y4
Wednesday 8th July
Final rehearsal of the year for Mega Choir (08:00 - 08:50) and Super Choir (12:30 - 13:00)
Thursday 9th July
FODJ Summer BBQ + School Summer Evening Concert in the playground for
Mega Choir, Super Choir, Orchestra, Battle of the Bands Top 3 and Soloists.
Details TBC with FODJ ASAP.
Congratulations to this year's Parade Team for their efforts leading up and including the parade itself on Saturday 2nd May. The birds have most certainly taken flight, following this year's festival theme.
All Music Clubs re-commence this week, starting with Mega Choir tomorrow at 8am.
Good luck to all of the Year 4 and Year 6 children who are performing in tomorrow's violin concert.
WOW - what an evening of outstanding music making. Thank you and well done to all of the performers. Huge thanks also to the judges.
The top three bands on the night are listed below. This year we had 2 bands in joint second place, both scoring 26.5 points:
1st Place = RMV
(Ruby V - Year 6)
2nd Place = The Tropical
(Sophie, Anna, Madeleine, Ruby and Hattie - Year 4)
2nd Place = Trademark
(Stanley, Vinnie, Hugo and Jacy - Year 6)
Full results, feedback from the judges, photos and audio recordings will be uploaded next week to the Battle of the Bands 2015 page.
Congratulations to all the Year 3 violinists who took part in the concert after school on Friday 13th March. Huge thanks to Miss Lisa De Simone for her passion for teaching violin at Downs Junior School.
Thank you VERY much to all 39 bands for song-writing, rehearsing and auditioning. The top 12 bands have been announced and are listed below. There is also a letter (available to download) with details about the final and tickets.
Anonymous (Y6), Slow Motion (Y6), B4UGO (Y4), Electrodynamix (Y5), Leopards (Y5), Tomorrow’s Generation (Y6), Starlight (Y6), Trademark, (Y6), RMV (Y6), The Tropical (Y4), Kool Keys (Y6), Next Dimension (Y6)
Thank you very much to the 39 bands who have entered this year's Battle of the Bands. The Audition List has been completed and is available to download below. The audition details can also be found on the Battle of the Bands 2015 page.
Thank you and congratulations to our wonderful brass musicians and their inspiring teacher, Sarah Leeves. They delivered two wonderful concerts to the whole school today. Maizy, Claudie, Bruno, Laurie, Reuben and Stanley bravely and brilliantly tooted their trumpets and inspired a new generation of brass players at Downs Junior School. Photos and videos can be viewed on the Brass Concert page.