Catholic Schools Music Festival 2016!

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2016 will mark the 28th Annual Catholic Schools Music Festival, with over 2000 students representing approximately 80 Catholic Schools who perform throughout the four evenings of the festival.

The music focus this year is both joyful and fun; creating a vibrant atmosphere with songs mainly selected from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Each evening of the Music Festival comprises a carefully crafted medley of our talented youth; encompassing a 400-voice Combined Schools Upper Primary Choir accompanied by a Secondary Girls Vocal Ensemble and a Secondary Boys Vocal Ensemble providing a rich baritone element. The arrangements of the choral songs involve soloists chosen by audition, and are complemented by selected secondary students in both the Festival String Ensemble and Festival Rhythm Section.

A variety of Support Acts selected by audition comprising solo, duet and ensemble items provide entertainment throughout the evening both on stage interspersed throughout the choral program and as foyer entertainment prior to the concert.


The 2016 Music Festival dates are 26, 27, 28, 29 September, 7.30pm in the Festival Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Discount tickets are available through schools prior to public release at the School Group Booking* price as follows:

Adults $29.00    Pensioner/ Concession/Student $20.00 (No exchanges or refunds on purchased tickets)

*Please note the School Group Booking price will not be available after mid-August

Contact your School Choir Trainer for details.


Tickets go on sale to the public from September. Book at BASS outlets, call 131 246 or visit

Adult $34.85      Pensioner/Student Concession $25.65     (BASS processing & credit card fees apply)


For further information please contact Sam Taylor, Catholic Schools Music Festival Coordinator: or phone 8301 6813.


Week 7 Music with Mrs Rebeiro! R/1EC and R/1DT


This week in music, the R/1 classes have been focusing on pitch. The students sang the song “The Wheels on the Bus” and learnt all of the actions ready to put it together with the song.

As you can see, R/1EC and R/1DT had lots of fun singing and doing all of the actions in time with the music. The challenge was to put all of the lyrics together with the correct action at the end of the song!


The wheels on the bus go round and round…

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The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish…

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The driver on the bus says “move on back”…

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The people on the bus go up and down…


The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep…


The babies on the bus go “wah, wah, wah”…


The parents on the bus say “shhh, shhh, shhh”…


Holy Family Catholic School Musical 2016!



This term, students from Holy Family have begun the exciting process of preparing for the musical Mulan Jr!

Disney’s Mulan Jr. is a heart-warming celebration of culture, honour and a fighting spirit. The show includes musical favourites such as “Reflection,” “Honor to Us All” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” as well as new songs that will get you up on your feet!

Four performances will be held in week 8 of term 3 with both a matinee (1.30pm) and evening (6.30pm) performance on Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th of September 2016.

More information will be available soon and tickets will go on sale closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Week 3 Music with Mrs Rebeiro! 2RG and 2MP

Mime to Music…

Music often makes us think and feel different things, so the year 2’s began thinking about what animals they could mime to different piano music. Students thought about musical elements such as high, low, fast, slow, loud and soft and how these could relate to different animals. Below are some photos of the students miming to the music… How many different animals can you see?


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The students also used Chime Bars and Glockenspiels to continue their learning about pitch.  Students learnt all the verses to ‘A Sailor went to Sea Sea Sea’ and played the song on the instruments. Students rotated and shared the instruments so that everyone could have a go!


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Week 2 Music with Mrs Rebeiro! 3/4EH and 3/4CM

This week in Music, 3/4EH and 3/4CM began learning the difference between a melody and a bass line. The students used Glockenspiels and Xylophones to explore both of these concepts and were able to share their learning with the class. Students had a go at playing a simple melody using the notes C,E,G over a bass line. Here are some of the students from 3/4EH and 3/4CM taking it in turns to give it a go!

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Week 2 Music with Mrs Rebeiro! R/1ET and R/1R

This week in Music, R/1 students continued learning about pitch. Students worked on their aural listening skills as they played the game ‘Giraffes and Ants’ and were able to recognise high, low, fast and slow! Students practiced high and low pitch on the Chime Bars and were able to tap the beat in time while they waited for their turn.

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Students from R/1ET and R/1R also spent some time learning the four verses to ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea’. Students practiced the song in different ways using body percussion, actions and rests. Here are some photos below of the students as they sing different parts of the song!

A sailor went to Sea Sea Sea…

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A sailor went to Chop Chop Chop…


Sailor went to Knee Knee Knee…

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A Sailor went to Foot Foot Foot…


A sailor went to Tim Buck Too!

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Week 1 Music with Mrs Rebeiro! R/1MC and R/1GC

This week in Music, the R/1 students began learning about high and low pitch. Students played the game ‘Giraffes and Ants’ to help them visualise the difference between high and low. When the music sounded high, students reached to the sky like a tall giraffe and when the music sounded low, they would get down low to the ground like a tiny ant! As you can see, R/1MC and R/1GC had lots of fun learning about pitch!

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Students also started learning how to play the Chime Bars as they sang the song “A Sailor went to Sea Sea Sea”. Whenever they sang the word “Sea” they had to find and play the highest and lowest ‘C’ on their Chime Bar…

A sailor went to sea sea sea,

To see what he could sea sea sea,

But all that he could sea sea sea,

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea!

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