|Downs Junior School Music||
WOW!!! What a great atmosphere today.
Congratulations to all of our fabulous performers today.
The B&H Youth Big Band were amazing too.
Well done to everyone involved and thanks to the huge audience for your support.
What a weekend there is on offer in Brighton - endless festival events and all free, AND we're involved, so come and say Hi!
124 children from Years 5 & 6 will be performing with a mass youth choir, who'll be displaying the world premiere of rugby-inspired body percussion and songs (arranged by the brilliant James Redwood, alongside the talented B&H Youth Big Band.
We're performing at 3pm and again at 5pm tomorrow (Sunday) on the main stage on New Road.
These performances will form part of the Pitch Perfect festival of music and dance - live music and dance all day Saturday and Sunday 12-6 on New Road, in the heart of the theatre district.
It'll be heating up at the Brighton Chilli Festival in Victoria Gardens today (Saturday). Chilli-eating contest, live bands, spicy foods, cocktails and craft beers.
The Brighton Japan Festival teams up with The Costume Games this weekend - head to the Old Steine Gardens and MOSHIMO to witness incredible live manga artists (incl. Lady Aiko) and bespoke costumes and outfits.
Christopher Nolan's Oscar-Winning costume team (from his Batman movies) will be around, helping visitors to construct their own costumes for the weekend!
The People's Festival on Hove Lawns will provide performances, music, food and art.
There'll be a Rugby World Cup Fan Zone, east of the pier, on the Beach with live outdoor screenings of the matches. There'll also be refreshments and activities from World Cup sponsors. Free entry and open 11am - 11pm.
There'll be a Costume Carnival on Madeira Drive at 6.30pm tonight (Saturday).
So, what are you waiting for?
Get out of the house and I'll see you there!!!!
Good luck to the 124 children from Year 5 and Year 6 who will be performing, twice, to public audiences on Sunday 20th September. If you'd like to come along and support us, we'll be performing on the huge stage on New Road at 3pm and again at 5pm.
Stella Hull and Shona Knight came into school today to talk to our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils about an exciting new choral opportunity for young singers in Brighton & Hove. Stella and Shona invited the children to attend a FREE choir taster session on Wednesday 30th September 2015.
Rehearsals take place at Balfour Primary School 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Membership costs only £10 per term. For more information, contact Stella Hull or visit the OYS website.
Thursday 17th September
3.30pm - 5.00pm
Downs Junior School hall
This rehearsal is for the performers in Year 5 and Year 6 who have returned their signed form.
The children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been invited to participate in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert to celebrate the Rugby World Cup in Brighton. They will be performing material that has been written by children from around the city (including our own Year 6 students during the summer term 2015); rugby-inspired body percussion, chanting and singing. The concert is a free public event so please come along and support and kids. It'll be a great day out for the whole family as there will be events and food/drink/craft stalls, live music, street entertainment, rugby training sessions for kids etc. all over the city centre. Come and join in and soak up the excitement and enjoy the music!
All DJS participants and their grown ups need to meet Miss Rusbatch at the bandstand in the Pavilion Gardens at 2..15pm. Grown ups / parents / carers are responsible for their children for the duration of the day. Between 3.30pm and 4.45pm there will be plenty of events and food stalls and entertainment to explore on the Old Steine and the beach.
For more information, visit the RWC Concert page. To confirm your child's involvement please complete, sign and return the form below:
This document is an overview of the music provision at Downs Junior School - clubs, events, private lessons, curriculum objectives, resources etc.
Please complete and sign the form below to enrol your child in a free extra-curricular music club:
SEPTEMBER 2015 - MUSIC CLUBS:
Jam Band will start on Tuesday 15th September
Mega Choir will start on Wednesday 16th September
Orchestra will start on Thursday 1st October
- Head of Music -
- Guitar / Bass -
Lisa De Simone
- Violin / Viola -
- Cello -
- Double Bass -
- Flute / Recorder -
- Clarinet / Oboe -
- Saxophone / Bassoon -
- Clarinet / Oboe -
- Brass -
- Piano -
- Drum Kit -
- Voice -
- 01273 293524 -
Children can only receive tuition for ONE instrument during class curriculum lesson time
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