The standards and confidence and quality and effort and spark and energy during this year's concerts have surpassed all previous Christmas concerts.
Well done to everyone involved, including families at home who have supported the extra rehearsing at home and for bringing the children to and from rehearsals.
I am delighted to inform you that we raised a stunning £545 in donations from audience members, from the final four concerts: Mega Choir, Super Choir and Orchestra performing to families and ex-pupils from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.. THANK YOU to everyone who donated. £375 has now been donated to Refugee Support Europe. The remaining money will supplement the Downs Junior School Music Department - (acquiring and maintaining instruments, music technology, recording software and hardware and online notation subscriptions).
Amazing team effort, and a wonderful festive result. You've earned yourselves a fluffy and fabulous festive break.
The final orchestra rehearsal (party) will take place after school on Thursday 15th December. Orchestra rehearsals will recommence on Thursday 12th January 2017.
Super Choir rehearsals have now ended for this term. Super Choir rehearsals will recommence in the summer term.
Battle of the Bands fever will set in as soon as the spring term begins. This involves open registration and lunchtime rehearsal slots: One day per year group. These rehearsal slots will be advertised in January. A Battle of the Bands 2017 web page will soon be set up, with all the information you'll need for entry. .