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Choir update – Weeks 9 & 10

March30

Week 9

Tuesday 28/3. Excellent rehearsal. Beginning to ‘gel’ as a big team. Sounding lovely and learning quickly. Ms Popple joined the sopranos. Her baby is due in 4 weeks!

Wednesday 28/3. Extra 1/2 hour session with Cathy Lange to prepare for DreamBIG Festival Opening Event. The song is included in the Choir Book & CD, or can be accessed online here.

Thursday 29/3. Choir on stage at Assembly to lead the National Anthem, including Auslan signing for last 2 lines of each verse. Choir families subscribed to this blog as per request on Registration form.

Week 10

Tuesday 4/4. Choir Assessment by Mr David Jackson in our regular rehearsal time. Members can prepare by checking what should be known on their copy of the learning grid and memorising words for those sections already taught. David will be looking for great singing, outstanding ‘stage presence’ and absolute focus.

 

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Umbayalo – the hit song of Term 1 JP Music!

March22

We have been using some tracks from the CD – Australian Ways with Orff this term.

Here’s a link so that you can enjoy these tracks at home too!

Australian Ways with Orff

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DreamBIG Choir excursion note

March22

This note distributed to Choir classes on Thursday 23 March.

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Week 6 Choir update

March8

2017 Choir Registration forms

Now that our choir group has settled, it’s time to get the paperwork sorted. IF THEY ARE AS ‘TUNED IN’ TO RETURNING NOTES AS THEY ARE TO SINGING FANTASTICALLY WELL, I’LL BE DOUBLY PROUD OF THEM!!

Tomorrow, 3 stapled pages are being sent home. Please keep them safe until you have enough time to read and fill out. All pages must be completed (2 are double-sided) and kept stapled. The bundle is due back by Tuesday 28th March. Copies are included here.

 

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Week 5 Festival updates

March1

Thanks to the people who have returned their notes. If yours is still outstanding, please get it to Mrs Videon NOW. Thank you.

Books are given out as soon as I receive your signed Choir Agreement. CDs will be given out when Sopranos & Altos are sorted. In the meantime, all recordings of the music are available through the Learning Portal on the Student Page of the Festival website. Password is singasong

Have fun with the echo tracks – especially the bits we have learned already.

If you have received your book, read the 2 page intro to the Commissioned Work.

Orchestra

The South Orchestra desperately needs an Electric Guitarist and 2 more percussionists.  If you can help please email orchestra.psmf786@schools.sa.edu.au as soon as possible.  Rehearsals start this week (Week 5).

There are still vacancies within strings and some wind instruments.  If you have a student you would like to audition please let Michael McConnochie know asap on the email address above.

 

Arena Percussionists

The auditions for Arena Percussionists are open.  Information is on the Festival of Music webpage under Orchestra.  Please encourage your Year 5-7 students to apply.  Auditions close Wednesday Week 7.

 

Troupe Auditions

Applications to audition and information for this years Performance Troupe is on the Website  http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/troupe.html

Good luck to Brooke and Nikki who are both booked in for a Troupe Audition. BOOKINGS STILL OPEN

CW Solo Nominations

The CW Solo Nomination form is now open on the website; http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/commissioned-work-soloists.html Don’t forget to print, fill in and bring along the Expression of Interest form to the Audition.

CW stands for ‘Commissioned Work’, “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”

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Week 4 Choir & Festival update

February22

Festival Choir – All Yr 5, 6 & 7 students are eligible.

This note is ready to give out to all students on the Choir Roll on Thursday 23rd Feb. If your child does not receive one, and you wish to enrol them in Choir, please contact Mrs. Videon, or print a form and complete and return page 2 asap.

Troupe

Please click on the link for Troupe info.

2017 troupe for newsletter

***Added to the website this week***

Troupe info and Application –  http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/troupe.html

Troupe Audition Booking form –  http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/troupe.html

Arena Percussionist

We are looking for percussionists to play drums for the opening number of this year’s festival.  See attached Flyer for more information.  Auditions are being held at Gilles Street PS on Wednesday 22 March. Book an audition via the following link; http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/orchestra.html  Don’t forget to print, fill in and bring along the Expression of Interest form to the Audition.

 

Commissioned Work Solo Nominations

The CW Solo Nomination form is now open on the website; http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/commissioned-work-soloists.html Don’t forget to print, fill in and bring along the Expression of Interest form to the Audition.

Orchestra Auditions Round 2

There are still places available in both South and North Orchestras for the following instruments; clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, brass, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, strings, percussion. Go to the Festival website for skill level required, information and contact details. Auditions have already been held, but there may still be positions available. http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/orchestra.html

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Festival of Music updates

February16

Performance Troupe flyer

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Classroom Music – Term 1 2017

February16
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Festival of Music 2017 – Choir and more for Yr 5,6,7

February1

Hi and welcome to Flaggy Music 2017

Yesterday, all Yr 5, 6 & 7 students and teachers attended a short introductory session outlining this year’s Choir and Festival of Music opportunities.

Please encourage your child to consider joining our Senior (Festival) Choir for 2017. They need to sign up with their class teacher, and be at the Music Room for our first session next Tuesday, 7th Feb., straight after Lunch 2.

After 2 weeks of sorting and coming and going, our final Choir group will be established by Week 4. Weekly, one hour Tuesday rehearsals will then commence at 2:10pm.

Explore the website. Festival of Music – Student page

Students can access the audio tracks by clicking the ‘enter learning portal’ and entering the password singasong

The choral version of each song is available, but the other tracks are yet to be updated. All tracks will be on the student CDs, which are part of the learning pack required for each choir member. ( $15 – information and payment slip will be given out in week 3 )

The Festival of Music concerts also feature outstanding Assisting Artists from our DECD primary and secondary schools. If you, or anyone you know may be interested in auditioning as an Assisting Artist, here is the relevant info. 

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