Thursday night parents, teachers and students gathered to hear a little of the wonderful musical abilities of some of our students at the Soiree. Olivia (our instrumentalist teacher), Eva (singing teacher), Michael (guitar teacher) and Maureen (our piano teacher) organised a wonderful afternoon showcasing the talents of so many of our students. The evening reached a climax with Olivia on sax and Maureen tickling the keyboards in their own performance! A rousing 12 Days of Australian Christmas filled the Chandler Hall and finished the evening on a merry note. A special thanks to Maureen and Michael who will finish up their role as instrumentalist teachers this year. Well done to all those students who shared their talent with us.
Studnets from the 1/2 classes were seen dancing and drumming their way through the the morning on Thursday. A special guest drummer, Shaba,provided an insight into the cultural background of drumming as well as giving a few tips and tricks into playing drums. It must have been fun as a number of students were discovered at lunchtime drumming away in the playground!
In term 4 the Preps will continue to develop their aural skills by exploring and imitating sounds, pitch and rhythm patterns using voice, movement and body percussion. They will sing and play instruments, improvising and practising a repertoire of chants, songs and rhymes.
The Grade 1 and 2's will extend their skills in playing a variety of un-tuned percussion instruments. They will add to their repertoire of songs, rhymes and dances and will create group/solo compositions. They will continue to develop their understanding of the elements of music, with the emphasis being on pitch, and dynamics this term.
The Grade 2/3/4’s will practice singing, playing instruments and improvising music, using these elements of music: rhythm, pitch, dynamics and form in a range of pieces. They will be practising recorder throughout November, so they will need to bring their recorders to school for music lessons.
The grade 5/6’s will work on developing musical literacy by composing, writing and performing their own and others music. They will be practising recorder and ukulele again throughout November, so they will need to bring their recorders to school for music lessons.
All students will be listening to and learning about Australasian music and musicians throughout history, and will gain an understanding of our unique culture and musical heritage.
There was laughter, clapping and smiles throughout the auditorium as students from Rosanna entertained parents and friends at the school concert. Students today were excited to share the significance of sharing in such an event. Some recalled a special moment when the audience laughed while others celebrated the high level of team work necessary to perform at there best. Every participant will remember the time they toured the world in just a few hours aboard the Rosanna Primary Princess!
Without the support of staff and many parents the night could never have reached the heights it did. A special thanks goes to Kelly and Claire for their leadership throughout preparations.
For those who missed the show or for those eager to relive it you can purchase a copy of the performance on DVD. Simply pick up an envelope at the office and return it by the end of next week.
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