by Them Mushrooms - Jambo Bwana.
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In today's assembly we will be learning Swahili and singing the wonderful song
by Them Mushrooms - Jambo Bwana.
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:
Well done to everyone who ran, jumped, threw, counted, shouted, cheered, chanted, sang and danced today. Here are the video clips of the whole school performances of Waka Waka and Hall of Fame, and also the Year 6 Let's Dance Crew performing for the Sports Day Closing Ceremony.
Sports Day 2019 - over and out!
Please note that orchestra rehearsal is cancelled on Thursday 4th July. For more information about remaining rehearsal dates, visit the ORCHESTRA PAGE.
Huge thanks to our tireless and talented team of parents (FODJ) who organised this year's summer fair. Smiles of awe, wonder and curiosity were apparent on the faces of all of the children and adults who attended. Thanks also to the children who performed the science-songs with Mega Choir. Special thanks to Ernie for specially composing a song for us to sing about carbon footprints and the impact we all have upon the earth.
The Summer Fair page will soon be updated with more photos and videos.
The children who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this year's Battle of the Bands performed a gig at Downs Infant School on Friday.
Thank you and congratulations to the children involved.
To see and hear their performances, visit the Battle of the Bands 2019 page.
Mega Choir will be performing at 14:30 for the Science-Themed School Summer Fair. To rehearse the songs one last time, visit the Mega Choir page.
- 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
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