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Well done to the whole 6J team who performed their refugee class assembly three times today. Here's a clip of their finale song 'A Place in the Sun' by Stevie Wonder.
The sign-up deadline for music clubs has now passed.
Music club sign-up will re-open in January 2020.
Thank you to the families who have signed-up for Mega Choir, Music Jam and Super Choir. Rehearsals are now in full flow. Concert dates and venues will be released soon and shared via this website and the school newsletter. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Tomorrow (Thursday 26th September) is BBC Music Day.
This morning, Mega Choir performed a song called In the Bin to highlight the enormous amount of food that is wasted every year.
Tomorrow, each of the Year 5 music classes will be rehearsing and performing a variety of songs about the strong and important connection between music and wellbeing.
Recordings of these performances will be uploaded to the BBC Music Day team, and may be broadcast and/or added to the BBC Music Day website. Keep your eyes peeled!
Blue Peter have launched a new Music Badge - read more about it on BBC News Round.
In today's music assemblies we will be learning Swahili and singing the wonderful song
called Jambo Bwana (by Them Mushrooms) in a simple two-part harmony.
We are grateful to Britain's Got Talent finalists, Richard and Adam, for inviting us to join them on stage at the Brighton Open Air Theatre for their national tour: The Greatest Songmen.
Our specially formed Year 6 Performance Choir performed confidently and professionally and Richard and Adam were really impressed with the quality of their voices and harmonies. Well done kids!
In today's music assemblies, we are learning the international welcome song. Can you exchange any of the lyrics for other international words for HELLO or WELCOME?
Hey. Hello. Bonjour. Guten Tag.
Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome.
Buenos Dias. Buenos Dias.
All music clubs and rehearsals have started. There's still time for your child to join: Sign-in to your ParentPay account, select Payment Items then click on the music club you'd like your child to join.
Year 6 children have been offered the exciting opportunity to perform at the Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) alongside Britain's Got Talent Finalists - Welsh Brothers - Richard and Adam. They are touring their show: The Greatest Songmen. The show at BOAT is on Thursday 19th September. To sign-up and join this one-off performance choir opportunity, download the letter and form below, fill it in and return it to Miss Rusbatch by Wednesday 11th September).
MEGA CHOIR (£12 per term)
Wednesday 08:00 - 08:55
Available to all pupils
First Rehearsal: Wednesday 11th September 2019
Last Rehearsal: Wednesday 11th December 2019
MUSIC JAM (£12 per term)
Thursday 15:15 - 16:15
Available to all pupils who:
- can read basic standard / tab / chord notation
- currently receive weekly lessons for their instrument
- have played their instrument for at least a year
First Rehearsal: Thursday 12th September 2019
Last Rehearsal: Thursday 12th December 2019
SUPER CHOIR (£12 per term)
Available to 50 x Year 6 pupils
(spaces are limited due to the restrictions for the Brighton Centre Concert)
2 x 30 minute lunchtime rehearsals per week
First Rehearsal week commencing 9th September 2019
Final Rehearsals week commencing 9th December 2019
Huge congratulations to the entire Year 6 team - children and staff - for pulling together a string of wonderful performances of the Wizard of Oz.
Thanks to families for your support with props and costumes.
Kids - you sang and acted your Year-6-socks off - well done.
Keep your eye on the Wizard of Oz web page for more updates.
Well done to the 88 guitarists who performed today. Special thanks to their teacher, Tom. To hear their performances and see more photos, visit the GUITAR web page.
The final rehearsals for Super Choir, Mega Choir and Orchestra are this week.
There will be no music clubs the week beginning Monday 22nd July.
To give you a taste of Jacy's musical talent, here is a recent recording of Varndean Orchestra performing Jacy's own orchestrated arrangement of a medley, of pieces and songs from a variety of musicals:
- Head of Music -
- Guitar / Bass -
Lisa De Simone
- Violin / Viola -
- Cello -
- Double Bass -
- Flute / Recorder -
- Clarinet / Oboe -
- Saxophone / Bassoon -
- Brass -
- Piano -
- Drum Kit -
- Voice -
- 01273 293524 -
Children can only receive tuition for ONE instrument during class curriculum lesson time