An official thank you and well done to everyone who participated in our fundraising singing session outside M&S in December. Every penny counts towards providing support for young people with cancer, and their families.
Lunchtime rehearsals have been well attended by hard-working bands throughout the school. It's exciting to hear so many original, new songs being written and rehearsed. The standard seems to be higher than ever!
The auditions will take place between Monday 27th February and Friday 3rd March. Good luck everyone. A list of audition slots will be made available soon after the closing date for Battle entry forms (which is Friday 10th February). For more information, visit the Battle of the Bands 2017 page.
In today's orchestra rehearsal, the children started to compose ideas for next school piece. We started by exploring melodic ideas and will expand on these next week.
We also rehearsed Skat Cat Swing for the second time. Have a listen below:
4K and 4C have made an extremely promising start to their Soundmakers experience. After only 2 lessons they're already playing, and confidently moving between, 2 different chords and notes and varying their rhythm patterns. Keep it up kids! Thanks to our Soundmakers teacher this term - brass extraordinaire - Sarah Leeves.
For more information about the Year 4 instrument programme, visit the Ukulele Page and the pBuzz Page.
This year’s Jazz For Juniors promises to be every bit as inspiring as in previous years and will run along similar lines:
A series of prior gatherings with young musicians in the Brighton and Shoreham areas will lead up to the workshop on the morning of Saturday 28th January, followed by an afternoon showing of the work for parents, siblings and the public.
Julian (festival curator) will compose the material, with elements evolved by students during the workshops worked into this.
All comers between the ages of 10 and 17 are welcome – some capability on their instrument will be useful, as improvisation requires a degree of confidence, but in previous years we have included a great range of skill level without turning anyone away!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please include your child’s name, age and instrument and write ‘Jazz For Juniors’ in the subject area.
Battle of the Bands rehearsals have now started:
Year 6 - MONDAY - 12:30 - 12:55
Year 4 - TUESDAY - 12:35 - 13:00
Year 5 - WEDNESDAY - 12:30 - 12:55
Year 3 - THURSDAY - 12:35 - 13:00
For more details, visit the Battle of the Bands 2017 page.
Mega Choir recommences tomorrow at 08:00.
The following new members have returned signed slips:
Edie F (3B), Amelie E (3BR), Jonah M (3BR), Rosie H (3K),
Betsy G (4PY), Iris D V (4PY), Lily D (5DR), Lori F (5S)
We look forward to musically welcoming you all in the morning!
Tomorrow, children in 4K and 4C will receive the first of 9 free lessons, to learn how to play a brand new instrument: A pBuzz. They will also receive free tuition on the ukulele. For more information, visit the pBuzz and the Ukulele page.
Vikki Parker is an artist, jazz singer and a drama specialist of 15 years; in secondary and primary schools. She recently launched a children's theatre company in Brighton called Arts Unwritten which specialises in devising and performing physical theatre and collaborating with visual artists and musicians.
After School workshops in 'Making Theatre from Scratch' are available in the local area of Fiveways, for children age 7-11, starting on Monday 9th January 2017:
16:00 - 17:00 at St Matthias Church Hall on Ditchling Road.
The first session is FREE for each child (whenever they join) and £6 thereafter per child per session.
For more information, look at the facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/1617350735241327/
or visit the website www.artsunwritten.com
Mega Choir will recommence on Wednesday 11th January.
Orchestra will recommence on Thursday 12th January.
Super Choir will recommence in the Summer Term.
Lunchtime rehearsal slots for Battle of the Bands will commence next week:
See the Battle of the Bands page for more details.
New members may now sign-up to Mega Choir and Orchestra. To do so, please fill in, and return, a sign-up form. Hard copies of this form can be found in the entrance corridor outside the school office. Soft copies can be downloaded from the Quick Links in the right-hand menu on this web page, and also on the Clubs page.
Existing choir and orchestra members do not need to fill in another sign-up form.
- 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