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.
Miss Rusbatch is a member of the band SAMBAOKE - mass audience karaoke with a live samba band. They were asked to perform at the Summer by the River Festival last weekend. The fabulous venue was called The Scoop - a huge amphitheatre beside Tower Bridge. Thousands of energetic Londoners and tourists joined the band for a mass singalong to a variety of 'karaoke classics' - the atmosphere was incredible!
For more information, visit www.sambaoke.com
Today, Miss Rusbatch was lucky enough to witness a couple of guitar/voice performances by musical Mae-Ling. Here's her brilliant performance of Space Odyssey by David Bowie. Miss Rusbatch said that Mae-Ling is better than her at remembering song lyrics!
Today, we attempted to create a live lyric video for our school song about CNVP (fundamentals of sentence structure). We're hoping the song will be a useful resource in literacy lessons for the younger children in our community, and beyond!
Friday 21st June
The top 3 bands from this year's Battle of the Bands will perform for all of the staff and children at Downs Infant School from 14:00.
Sunday 23rd June
Mega Choir will perform as The Sound of Science' for the school's science-themed summer fair. The fair starts at 12:00. We will be performing any time from 14:15.
Friday 28th June
Sports Day - it's time for WAKA WAKA and Hall of Fame during our opening and closing ceremonies.
12th & 16th July
Year 6 performing The Wizard of Oz to the school community.
18th and 19th July
Year 6 performing The Wizard of Oz to their families.
Friday 19th July
Guitar assemblies with guitar teacher Tom. 10:00 and 10:45.
Molly (5B) hasn't seen her guitar for two weeks. It's likely that another child has mistakenly taken Molly's guitar home, believing it to be theirs. It's a 3/4 size Valencia guitar with nylon strings and a small dint on the head of the guitar, near the tuning pegs. It's in a black case with VALENCIA in white font on the front. If you find Molly's guitar, please return it to the school office, or the music practise room, or to Miss Rusbatch. Thank you.
Today, Jonah, Emile, Dhillon and Arlo wanted to perform their own 'Coconut Song' to the class!
This year's Year 6 Production will be...
If you have any costumes or props that you feel would be suitable for the production,
(and you're happy to lend them to the school until the end of term)
please contact Miss Rusbatch or Mrs Savage with details. Thank you.
Following nearly two years of fundraising, the music iPads have ARRIVED! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our money-raising exploits - especially to the families who have signed-up and paid for extra-curricular music clubs, choirs, band groups and orchestra.
We look forward to sharing some of our compositions and accomplishments
(using music technology) very soon..
All music clubs and ensembles will re-commence this week.
Please ensure you have signed up via ParentPay before the deadline this Friday.
Congratulations to everyone from the Year 4 and Year 5 creative teams for an impressive Brighton Festival parade performance - you looked and sounded wonderful. BRAVO!
Video clips, photos, results and feedback from the judges are now available to view on the Battle of the Bands 2019 web page.
Huge thanks to Yukie Day and Lee Salvidge for taking photos and filming the evening.
Last Friday, our voice students performed to the whole school. During the day on Tuesday, Year 6 were busy rehearsing for and performing in their own 12-bar-blues music videos. Last night was the final of the Battle of the Bands 2019. And today, we were treated to performances by our flute and recorder students.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved.
Updates, photos and video clips will be added to the website over the next few days.
- 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