WAKA-WAKA-TASTIC SEND OFF!
Farewell to our Year 6 kids, Mr Kendall, Miss Reed, Mr Brownlee, Miss Henry and any children in Year 3, 4 or 5 who are also leaving us today. Thanks for being a wonderful part of our Downs Junior Family. We will miss you. Good luck on your next adventure.
THANKS for being BRILLIANT!
Here's your performance from today's Year 6 Leavers assembly.
One more day in the life of a Downs Junior School pupil. If you want your friends and teachers to sign your year book tomorrow, don't forget to bring it (and a pen) to school.
Music clubs have now ended for this academic year.
They will recommence in September - the week beginning Monday 19th September.
New music club sign-up sheets for 2016-2017 will be available (on this website, plus hard copies within school) from the beginning of the new school term
(Wednesday 7th September).
Have a wonderful summer break everyone.
Good luck to our Year 6 pupils - don't stop singing and smiling!
Huge congratulations to the Year 6 Team of children and adults who put together an incredible production of Oliver. Today was the fourth and fifth performance and audiences were bursting with pride, and rapturous withe their applause. Well done everyone! Some of the performance videos will be uploaded to the Oliver page ASAP.
Children's laureate, Chris Riddell, visited Downs Junior School last week to allow us a peek into his creative mind, and to talk about the power of books to open doorways into other worlds. Watch the BBC news clip below. Well done particularly to Mr Ringland, Reuben, Kitty, Joshim and Belle who spoke so beautifully when interviewed or reading.
Congratulations to Fleur, Rowan, Esme, Phine, Ruby, Lily, Orissa, Joshim and Edi. They performed their own songs to a huge and appreciative audience. For videos, visit the Battle of the Bands 2016 page.
We had a treat on Friday - our voice teacher, Bella, and her students performed a variety of songs - some of which they'd written themselves. Congratulations to all performers - you were confident and professional and VERY talented! Videos will soon be uploaded to the Voice page.
Congratulations to everyone who performed on Wednesday evening, at the Downs Junior School Summer Proms concert. Each and every one of you sang and played your socks and shoes off! Videos and photos will be uploaded to the Summer Concert page soon...
Thank you to everyone who has supported the music clubs and rehearsals and tech set ups this year; especially Mrs Hill, Mrs Webb, Ms Allamby, Mrs Elms, Mr Button and Mr Hearn.
REMINDER: Mega Choir, Jam Band, Orchestra, Soloists and the Battle of the Bands top 3 will be performing tomorrow (Wednesday), after school, in the canteen space, 3.30pm - 5.00pm.
The audience will be allowed entry from 3.25pm. Tickets are not required.
On Wednesday, our in-school keyboardists performed on stage in the hall. They did brilliantly - calmly and correctly performing their pieces. Some of them were using the left hand and their right hand separately, whilst also controlling rhythms and beats - not THAT's multi-tasking!
Thanks also to our lovely keyboard teacher, Veronica. More information coming soon to the Keyboard page.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful guitarists. You performed bravely and brilliantly in today's concerts, to parents and the whole school.
As Miss Rusbatch mentioned in the Y5/Y6 concert, performing to an audience is always quite a scary experience. But performing to your friends and family can be a REALLY scary experience, because you really care about what they think and you don't want to make a mistake. Today's guitarists demonstrated how well they can cope with the pressure and fear of performance - they were AMAZING! Well done guys - you were GUITAR-TASTIC!
Huge thanks to our guitar teacher, Tom Butterworth. We are incredibly lucky to have such a talented and passionate teacher, working with our young musicians.
Wednesday 6th July
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Mega Choir, Year 6 Choir, Orchestra, Battle of the Bands Top 3, Soloists, Staff/Parent Band
Tickets not required. Free entry from 3.25pm.
Monday 11th July
2.00pm – 2.40pm
Battle of the Bands – Top 3 performing at Downs Infant School.
Parents of the children performing (Fleur, Rowan, Esme, Joshim, Lily, Orissa, Ruby, Phine and Eddie) are welcome to attend. Tickets not required. Free entry from 1.55pm.
Last rehearsal of the year for Orchestra will be Thursday 7th July
Last rehearsal of the year for Mega Choir will be Wednesday 13th July
Congratulations Varndean Musicians!
On Wednesday night, many ex-pupils of Downs Junior School, who are now in Years 7, 8 and 9, performed at the Summer Concert at Varndean School. It was a wonderful night and it was lovely to see so many children still learning and progressing and nurturing their talents in music. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Congratulations to 4F and 4DP for the brilliant ukulele concerts today. The children have working hard with Mr McGuigan and Miss Rusbatch and learned a huge amount in only 9 weeks. Keep your eyes peeled on the Ukulele page for videos of the concert.
Huge thanks to Mr McGuigan. Sadly, today was his last day teaching ukulele with Miss Rusbatch at Downs Junior School. He will be greatly missed. Excitingly (for him and his future pupils) he is heading into the world primary school class teaching. We at Downs Junior would like to wish him well with his future endeavours.
Infant School Gig
- 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)