Pop Concert at Clifton College Mar 16:
On Tuesday evening 63 children from Year 5 and Key Stage 2 choir performed in the Chapel at Clifton College in a Joint Schools Pop Concert. It was an amazing performance from both schools. The children had learned a programme of songs from artists such as Jessie Jay and Adele. Our children sang from the heart and grooved to the tunes. A very appreciate audience of family and friends were staggered by the talent and tangible enjoyment evidence in this project.
A huge thank you to Miss Moorman, Miss Hayes and the Year 5 team who worked hard to prepare the children for this event. I have thanked Clifton College for their welcome and hospitality.
Choir Smash Hit!
The KS2 choir outdid themselves last Tuesday night at the Colston Hall when they joined a few other Bristol schools choirs to deliver a fabulous evening of singing, featuring classics from Michael Jackson and Joni Mitchell to songs specially written by local composers to celebrate Bristol as Europe’s Green Capital. The choir’s singing was interspersed with other fantastic acts, such as a saxophone jazz ensemble, a vocal jazz trio, and one of the performers from the highly acclaimed musical “Stomp”! A wonderful time was had by students, teachers, and audience members. Well done KS2 Choir!!!
Ten Pieces Orchestral Performance
Hooray for our orchestra players! For the past month, a small handful of Key Stage 2 students from our school have been practising hard on excerpts from three famous classical pieces of music; Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King”, Stravinsky’s “Firebird” finale, and Holst’s “Mars”. The ensemble trooped off carrying instruments and music last Tuesday afternoon to the University of Bristol’s Student Union Building, and met about 100 other students from other schools who had been practising the same pieces for the past month also. Led by the fabulous conductor Phil Dixon, the mass orchestra cracked on with rehearsals. After an afternoon of tirelessly working in sectionals as well as en masse, the parents were let in and the orchestra performed all three pieces to a full house in a dazzlingly successful conclusion to the day’s hard work – complete with an encore. Someone who was waiting outside as the orchestra rehearsed couldn’t believe that this was a student orchestra, they thought it was professional! Well done to you all.
Hawaiian ukulele music is played by the people of Hawaii as part of their culture and history. In history, the Portuguese were the first to bring the 'braguinha' or ukulele to Hawaii and show them how to use it. Ever since then, the people of Hawaii have passed down the music of the ukulele from generation to generation.
The two Year 3 classes have had a class ukulele lesson a week for 10 weeks, and have progressed technically while greatly appreciating the rhythm of the music they have learned. Dressed for the occasion and getting into the spirit, Monday was the first time they had played together as a whole Year 3 and they did themselves proud! Well done Year 3, we really enjoyed it!