Is your child aged 9 or above?
Do they play an orchestral brass, percussion, string or woodwind instrument to at least Grade 1 standard?
On Thursday 16th February (the Thursday of half term), Lewisham Junior Orchestra running a workshop, enabling instrumentalists to play as part of a large orchestra with children form other schools. The day will culminate with a performance for friends and family. You can read further information and download an application form from our website, here. Please apply directly to Lewisham Music Service by Friday 10th February.
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I have been playing in the Steel Band for 3 months and 16 days. The song we are practising at the moment is called ‘I BELIEVE IN ANGELS’ by ABBA. This is a song you can listen to every day and it makes me feel happy.
The names of the pans in our band are: Bass, Single Seconds and Tenor Pans. I have always played the Bass Pan which plays the beat of the song. I like the way I can use some of the notes from other songs we have practised for the Christmas Concert. I have to hit the Bass Pan softly with my beater, because the Tenor pans are playing the tune. So, they have to be the loudest.
I like performing in front of other people. We have to practise really hard to make sure our performances are amazing.
By Reece in Yr 4
I think you would agree, our Water Cycle Song performance at the Christmas Concert is going to be simply magnificent.
However, before we can polish the actions and add a couple special bonus flourishes …
YOU HAVE TO LEARN THE WORDS OFF BY HEART!
Keep your book of lyrics at home or read them here.
Remember to use the video, to help the melody (and harmonies, if you would like to develop these) stick in your head.
Remember, PRACTISE MAKES PERMANENT!
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At Edmund Waller, the children in Year 2 – 6 learn Mandarin in a lesson every week with Meier Lo. On the 15th July, they will be singing one of two Mandarin songs at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, as part of the Summer Concert.
You can help your child by using the lyrics that have been published below.
Clicking on the hyperlinks will take you to a Youtube version of each song.
The children in Years 2 and 3 will be singing:
火 车 快 飞
huǒ chē kuài fēi
(The Train Goes Fast).
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The children in Years 4-6 will be singing:
我很幸福 (I am Blessed)
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Children from Years 2 -6 have been learning Jingle Bells in Mandarin, to perform at the Winter Concerts on the 10th December.
Here are the lyrics to practise at home and the video to sing along to.
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