Congratulations to the Year 6 Super Choir for performing their hats and tinsel off (literally) on Monday night, at the Brighton Centre, alongside 1,300 other school children.
" It's raining hats and tinsel! "
Congratulations to Lyra and Emile in Year 5 for being awarded the Blue Peter Music Badge. William in Year 6 received his last week.
Congratulations to the 6B Team - their Crime and Punishment Assembly today was educational, engaging, funny, musical and very well rehearsed. BRAVO everyone!
LAST REHEARSAL – Thursday 5th December
CONCERT – Friday 6th December 14:30 – 15:00
Tickets are not required for this concert. Please use the main office entrance on Rugby Road. Entrance to the school hall from 14:20.
After the concert, video clips of the performances will be uploaded to the school’s music website (via the school’s music YouTube channel). The camera will be placed at the back of the hall. The footage will not feature any close-up shots of the children’s faces. If you do not want your child to be visible in the video clips, please contact Miss Rusbatch as soon as possible to discuss ways in which this can be achieved.
NO MUSIC JAM on Thursday 12th December
PARTY – Thursday 19th December 15:15 – 16:15
If you are able to, please send your child to school with sweet or savoury food / snack / fruit / chopped vegetables etc. to be shared with the rest of the children at the Music Jam party. Thank you very much in advance.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful festive season and a very happy and healthy 2020.
Mega Choir & Super Choir Christmas Concert
St. Bartholomew's Church
Thursday 12th December
Doors will open for the children in the choir at 17:30.
Doors will open for audience members at 17:45.
The concert will begin at 18:00.
The concert will end at 19:30. At this time, the children will be released from the performance area one class at a time, to join you in the audience area. You will then be free to leave the church and skip home with festive smiles on your faces and musical wings on your backs!
The children must wear any combination of the following 6 colours: GREEN, RED, SILVER, GOLD, BLACK, WHITE. They may also wear festive headgear such as Santa hats, elf ears or reindeer antlers.
Tickets are not required for this concert. We will instead be asking for donations on the evening. Money raised from donations will be shared between St. Bart's Church, the music department at Downs Junior School and a local charity (as chosen by the performers). Please remember to bring your cash donation with you to the church. Thank you in advance.
Please be aware that seating in the church will be limited - standing room will be available at the back, and down the sides of the church.
After the concert, video clips of all performances will be uploaded to this website (via the school’s music YouTube channel). The camera will be placed at the back of the church. The footage will not feature any close-up shots of the children’s faces. Your child will be performing alongside 240 other children. If you do not want your child to be visible in the video clips, please contact Miss Rusbatch as soon as possible to discuss ways in which this can be achieved, without disrupting audience sight-lines. Thank you
Click HERE to contact Miss Rusbatch. Download song lyrics or listen to audio tracks on the Christmas 2019 page..
Wishing you all a jolly festive holiday and a happy and healthy 2020.
The 6T team gave an incredible performance of the story of Macbeth today.
They performed three times, and each show was a great example of professionalism, projection, confidence, characterisation, comedy, musicality and story-telling. William Shakespeare would've been proud.
To learn more about the story of Macbeth, and to hear more songs
from the musical, visit the Macbeth web page HERE.
The updated running order, song lyrics and list of soloists for upcoming Christmas Concerts are now available to download below.
This file is also available to download on the CHRISTMAS 2019 page.
In today's music assemblies for Children in Need, we learned and performed the songs below:
We were treated to a visit from Roman Kemp and Vick Hope today. They came in to talk to the children about their lives as radio presenters (Capital FM) and also to promote their new book, 'Listen Up'. Here's a link to some video interviews with Roman and Vick about their book:
LISTEN UP by Roman Kemp and Vick Hope
Arthur and Grace are the coolest kids in school. They're also the radio kids, hosting the school's top two radio shows, so of course they're biggest RIVALS in school too. When a school trophy goes missing, can Arthur and Grace put aside their differences in time to catch the thief?
Want some musical inspiration for Halloween during the half term holiday?
Visit the Halloween web page for some music ideas and spooky karaoke singalongs!
CONGRATUUUUUUUUUUUUUULATIONS to the 6S team
for their spooktacular assemblies today.
Year 6 SUPER CHOIR - please ensure you have learned all of the lyrics for: THE FIRST NOEL and SUSSEX CAROL.
MEGA CHOIR - you can download the song book and listen to the vocal tracks and backing tracks on the CHRISTMAS 2019 page.
MUSIC JAM - listen to Section A, B and C of your composition so far. Video clips and notation can be found on the Music Jam web page. Can you improvise new motifs? Devise new chord patterns?
- Head of Music -
- Guitar / Bass -
Lisa De Simone
- Violin / Viola -
- Cello -
- Flute / Recorder -
- Saxophone / Clarinet -
- Brass -
- Piano -
- Drum Kit -
- Voice -
- 01273 293524 -
Children can only receive tuition for ONE instrument during class curriculum lesson time