Our drumming club have been exploring the Djembe drums. Have a listen to their final pieces. Fantastic!!
This morning started with a bang! Children from Early Years, Year One, Year Two and Year Three enjoyed a concert presented by musicians from Southampton Music Hub. As the children entered the hall they were greeted with the Star Wars theme. Throughout the concert we toured the various sections of the orchestra, heard how they made their sounds and just what they really sounded like. We all loved it! Year One created some fantastic responses in their art diaries after the concert.
After a quick break all of our Year Three children got hands on with the instruments. They tried out cellos, violins, ukuleles, clarinets, flutes and a whole range of brass including trumpets, French horns, euphoniums and even a trombone! The children were amazing and were quickly making sounds and exploring the instruments for themselves. Well done Year Three!
Big Spring Sing
What an exciting morning Y1 had on Thursday! Y1 children from both Kanes Hill and Hightown took part in a singing workshop with Fiona Funnell. Fiona had composed lots of songs about story books and we learnt to sing some before she came. On the day we added movements and instruments to prepare the songs ready to share with our families. It was lots of fun and the children sang brilliantly.
Little Voices Choir.
We had an amazing time on Thursday! Our choir performed superbly and received great feedback from the adjudicator. He said we were a 'lively group of various ages' and that he really 'liked the open tone' which we made we we sang. In addition, he commented that we 'communicated to the audience well'. Thank you so much to the parents who were able to support us there on the day, it was great to see you!
I am so proud of all the singers in the Little Voices Choir - well done to you all, wear your medals with great pride.
Little Voices Choir (Year 1 - Year 4)
Our Little Voices choir will be performing in the Showcase Class at the Southampton Music Festival on Thursday 10th March 2016. Please come along and support us if you can! Our class starts at 10:30am at Thornden Hall. The children have been working really hard on their performances and I know will sound fantastic on the day!
As part of our Sign2sing event this year a small group went to Springwell to share the song with children who use Makaton throughout their day. It was such a lovely assembly to be a part of and the children really enjoyed learning some new songs while we were there too!
Young Voices Concert @ O2 Arena, Thursday 28th January 2016
Young Voices online.
In addition to the CD which your child was given, it is possible to listen to all the songs and learn the dance moves via the Young Voices website.
Please visit: www.youngvoices.co.uk Click on choir resources. Your child will need to register with Young Voices using an email address and will need the access code. The access code is Weare20
The dance videos can also be found on YouTube by searching for YVTV.
There are a lot of lyrics to learn so please enjoy singing and dancing at home too!
Y4 were delighted to be entertained by Southern Pro Musica in a Children’s Concert on Thursday 21st January. We were sat right at the front of the concert and were able to see our instruments so closely and get a good look at the layout and sound of an orchestra. Mrs White even had the chance to conduct them!