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.
Information, rules and entry forms are now available from outside the school office, outside the school music teaching room and available to download from the Battle of the Bands 2015 web page. Click here for more details.
I am excited to announce that the singer/songwriter Bella Spinks will soon be joining our wonderful team of private instrumental teachers. Bella will be offering voice lessons on Friday mornings in the main music room. For more information, click HERE.
Today was the first of 10 ukulele lessons for the children in 4DP and 4N. Our teacher, Mr McGuigan was REALLY impressed by the children's focus, behaviour, musicality and progress. A really promising start. Well done kids and thank you Mr McGuigan. For more information, see the Ukulele page.
I hope you had an enjoyable break. Please remember that all music clubs start NEXT WEEK - the week beginning Monday 12th January 2015.
Cinderella the Pantomime, featuring Mackenzie (Year 6) and Johnny (Year 4) alongside a professional cast to raise money for Martlets Hospice.
Will Cinderella get to the ball, meet the prince of her dreams and live happily ever after? Or will she remain forever in the evil clutches of her wicked step-mother and two of the ugliest sisters you are ever likely to set eyes upon!
Music Theatre 2000 and Showtime Productions are proud to bring to the Windmill Theatre a traditional, magical, musical pantomime for all the family to enjoy. Cinderella is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time bursting with boos and cheers, songs and laughter. With a first rate cast of singing actors, dancers, a live band and featuring young performers from Drama Queens Musical Theatre School, this Cinderella is a must-see part of your Christmas celebrations.
For more information and to book tickets, visit http://cinderellapanto.co.uk
REMINDER: All music clubs have ended for 2014. They will resume the week beginning 12th January 2015.
Battle of the Bands
Y3 - Peter & the Wolf
Y4 - Festival / Ukulele
Y5 - Theseus / Minotaur
Y6 - Music Technology