Hello my name is Adam Collins and I am the new music teacher at Holy Family. I am so happy to be posting my first blog and collating and creating online resources for our students to use when distance learning. I love music and have found that the students at Holy Family share this passion. Dancing, singing and playing instruments are all ways that this passion can be encouraged, in class and at home, without many resources being required. This blog will also have videos, games quizzes and videos, that will guide the students and parents through activities to help with distance learning.
Holy Family Catholic School
FESTIVAL CHOIR 2020
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL INFORMATION
DEAR STUDENTS AND PARENTS,
The Festival Choir is being part of an exciting, once in a life time experience. It is a significant commitment with a very rewarding outcome.
Rehearsals are held on Monday’s from either 1.30 – 2.10pm or 2.10 – 2.50pm depending on the section your child sings in.
It is expected that students will participate in ALL rehearsals and performances during the year, which may include:
- The Catholic Schools Music Festival
- Participation in school concerts/assemblies
- Participation in any other school performances as required (Spring Fair, Sports Day) etc.
The songs are prepared and arranged specifically for Upper Primary children by the Catholic Schools Music Festival Committee. They vary in style and difficulty but overall comprise a demanding selection of genuine choir work. As such, the choir should not be seen as an easy option, but should be considered with the same commitment as learning an instrument or being involved in a sporting team.
This is an annual event showcasing hundreds of Catholic primary school children, held over four nights at the Festival Theatre.
In 2020 our choir will be asked to sing on ONE of the following concert nights from Mon 14 – Thurs 17 September inclusive (the exact date is unknown until Term 3).
Students MUST be able to attend a rehearsal at the Festival Theatre on the morning of their performance.
Did you know that your child is able to learn an instrument at school? Information and enrolment booklets are available now; you can pick up a copy from the school office, Music teacher or Music blog. Please return them as quickly as possible as instrumental teachers have already begun planning their timetables and waiting lists may apply.
You may like to choose one of the following – violin, drums, singing, classical guitar, piano or keyboard.
Also Recorder, flute, saxophone – subject to enrolment numbers.
Don’t miss out on giving your child the gift of music. Enrol now!
DRUM LESSON SPECIAL – $15
Nick our talented Drum teacher is offering shared lessons this term. Two students in a 30 minute slot. $15 each student. This is a fantastic opportunity to try drumming at half price!
After studying the recorder at school, the students are keen to show you what they can do.
For hygiene reasons, each student has been allocated their own recorder and will be responsible for its safe return to school.
Please ensure your child’s recorder is returned to school by Monday 23rdSeptember.Week 10.
(Any unreturned recorders will incur a replacement fee).
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this shared musical experience.
Dear Parents and Friends,
You are invited to attend our
Instrumental Music Showcase!
THURSDAY 4th of July (Week 10)
In the school hall.
Whole school assembly.
Holy Family has many talented Musicians who attend instrumental lessons here at school.
Your child could be one of them.
For further information please contact the school office or the Music teachers.
We are looking forward to an inspiring and entertaining showcase of talent.
Hope to see you there!
Sarah Crisp and Kristine Rebeiro.
Congratulations to the students who were involved in our annual Music showcase! We have a high level of musical talent here at Holy Family and it was fantastic to see such inspiring performances from all. Thank you to our instrumental teachers for their hard work and dedication in preparing the students. It was wonderful to see the audience getting involved and supporting their peers!
The two “School Beat Bands” present a 35-45 minute performance which includes music from well known television shows and movies. Incorporated into the show are police safety messages, ranging from small wheeled vehicle road safety, personal safety, emergency phone numbers and internet safety.
The 8 piece group incorporates instruments such as Brass, Woodwind and Percussion.
This band will be visiting Holy Family for TWO performances on Tuesday 7th February!
YEAR LEVELS WILL ATTEND PERFORMANCES IN THE HALL AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Yrs R-4 – 10:00-10:45am
Yrs 5-7 – 11.30-12.15pm
If your child is in year 1 or above, then they are able to learn an instrument at school. Information and enrolment booklets are available now; you can pick up a copy from the school office, Music teacher or Music blog. Please return them as quickly as possible as instrumental teachers have already begun planning their timetables and waiting lists may apply. Please note that continuing instrumental students still need to complete an enrollment form for this year.
You may like to choose one of the following – violin, recorder, drums, singing, flute (subject to enrolment numbers), saxophone, classical guitar, piano or keyboard. (Year ones may only choose from the instruments in bold.)
This is the main intake for the year. Don’t miss out on giving your child the gift of music. Enrol now!
You can download the 2017 enrolment form below: