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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Choir "Belonging" project sessions at The Belong Village with The New Vic. and Inter-Theatre groups.

The project is explained.
We start to learn a joint song.
Interviewing participants about belonging.
Writing down their answers.

Y5 Rehearsals with Manchester Camerata

Composer Richard helps us to write a melody.
Violinist Sarah helps us to learn the melody.
The lyrics to our song.

CHOIR AT BELONG VILLAGE.

We like singing in the cafe.
Even Santa Claus joined us!
"5 gold rings!"
Lots of people joined in.
Santa gave us sweets!

CHOIR AT ROWAN COURT

We all played jingle bells together.
We lead a Christmas singalong at Rowan Court.

VICTORIA HALL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

We enjoyed singing with the County Orchestra.
We sang with over 400 other children.

Friends' Peace Event singers 7.12.2019

Experienced choir members representing our school.
Singing "No Wars Will Stop Us Singing"
The Peace Song with guest guitarist Mr Walton.
A speech from a student at St. Joseph's.
Meeting a special dog.

Choir and Orchestra/Band at Saint John Fisher Christmas Concert. 2.12.2019

We had a full choir.
We sang a mixture of songs and carols.
We sang enthusiastically and confidently.
Mrs Walton conducted us.
Our Band had 6 different types of instrument.
Mrs Tierney supports our violin section.

CHOIR AT NEWCASTLE LIGHTS EVENT 16.11.2019

27 children sang on the main stage for 20 minutes.
We sang some traditional carols.
We sang some Christmas classics.
Well done to all and especially new choir members.

ROCK CONCERT IN SCHOOL

They played Shotgun and we sang along.
They were like a real rock band!
They explained about each instrument.
The drummer was awesome.

Y5/6 MUSIC TECH. SESSIONS

Scott talked us through the equipment.
Scott talked us through the recording process.
We wrote lyrics and designed our own CD covers.
Some people beatboxed.
Some people sang.
We recorded in groups of 3.
Rehearsals.
Fun!
Debate.
Explanation
Laughter.
Mutual support.

ECCLESHALL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Composer Martin Jones teaches us one of his songs.
Teachers leading the actions.
The strummed strings workshop.
Ukuleles and guitars.
The woodwind workshop flute players.
We learned to play Baby Shark.
Practising our clarinet parts.
The bowed strings workshop.
Practising our violin parts.

Mass Music Group

We are very proud of our Mass Music Group.

CHOIR /ORCHESTRA/RECORDERS at the SJF Concert

We played Hall of the Mountain King.
We sang songs from the shows.

KS1 CHOIR AT VICTORIA HALL SONGBIRDS

We sat in the Circle seats and had a good view.
We sang songs with hundreds of other children.
We did lots of fun actions.

KS2 SUMMER CONCERT

Y4 Ukuleles
KS2 Choir
Beginner Guitar Group
Experienced Guitar Group with Mrs Shenton
Y3 Recorders
Beginner Clarinets
Intermediate Clarinets
More Experienced Clarinets
Trebles and Saxophone
Orchestra violin section with Mrs Tierney
Orchestra Flutes
Orchestra Recorders with Mrs Ball
Experienced violinists
Y6 Djembes

ORCHESTRA BBC 10 PIECES ASSEMBLY

The BBC Ten Pieces Annual Assembly.
Playing The Hall of the Mountain King.
Mrs Tierney guiding the violins.
Violins demonstrating to the school.
 Demonstrating the pBuzz brass instruments.

Y6 DJEMBE WORKSHOP

We all had a drum to play.
We showed our parents how to strike the drum.
We split into groups to play different rhythms.
We had 5 parts going at once by the end!

Y1 PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

Everyone had an instrument to play.
We listened carefully so we knew when to play.
Lots of families came.
We even played junk instruments.

Y4 UKULELE WORKSHOP

All supporting one another.
Teaching mums how to play it.
Showing dads how to play it.

Y2 OCARINA WORKSHOP

Giving out the ocarinas.
Demonstrating how to hold it.
Looking at the ocarina music.
Everyone having a go.

Y3 RECORDER WORKSHOP

We taught our families how to hold the recorder.
We used the Charanga Music interactive website.
We showed the adults how to play B, A and G.

Y5 SAMBA WORKSHOP

Community Samba Band.
Showing mum what to do.
Younger sister joining in.
Drummer in waiting.
Drumming partners.
Copying big brother.
Training Grandad.

KS1 ANNUAL MUSIC CONCERT

KS1 choir.
Following the conductor.
Y1 Hands song.
Y2 using tuned and un-tuned percussion.
Everyone singing together.

Y4 Ukulele Group at .Belong Village

We sang and played.
We helped one another.
We did the actions.
The staff joined in too!

Y5 at The Brook Centre Approach Group

We sang well-known songs.
We chose our favourite ones.
Some of the group joined in.
Some songs had actions.
We enjoyed ourselves.

Y4 Ukuleles at Rowan Court Care Home.

We sang and played.
Lots of residents joined in.

National Association of Choirs Concert Victoria Hall.

We sang with 6 adult choirs.
We enjoyed watching the other choirs.
We had fun!

Newcastle Rotary Concert at Saint John Fisher

The choir sang 4 songs.
The mayor of Newcastle was there.
The Rotary club gave us a cheque for £150.

LMW COMMUNITY CHOIR SING UP ASSEMBLY

National SingUp Day assembly.
LMW Community choir teach us a new song.
New Light is about Stoke's 6 towns.
This Little Light of Mine is part of the song.

ROCKSTEADY COMPANY ASSEMBLY

Ben introduced us to electric instruments.
He played the electric drums.
We sang songs and he played the guitar.

Y5 Stafford County Showground Manchester Camerata concert.

The mini orchestra.
Conducting whilst playing the keyboard!
Rehearsing.
Singing the joint songs.
Singing our own song.

Manchester Camerata Songwriting Workshops Y5

Composer and Violinist.
Composing a melody together.
Taking suggestions.

INSTRUMENTAL TUITION

Coaching from more experienced flute players.
 Violin Beginners.

CHOIR AT THE BELONG VILLAGE

We lead a singalong in the Bistro today.
Mrs Kurat always supports us.

CHOIR AT ROWAN COURT CARE HOME.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Frosty The Snowman.

KS1 CHOIR AT NEWCASTLE LIBRARY

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

KS1 CHOIR AT NEWCASTLE LIBRARY.

39 children sang Christmas songs.

CHOIR AT ST. GILES DALEIAN SINGERS CONCERT.

28 children sang 6 songs brilliantly!
The men sang a clever version of Jingle Bells.
We added flossing to Rudolph.
We performed 2 songs together.
Watch the conductor!

Y5P BROOK CENTRE CHRISTMAS SINGALONG

We shared our folders with the group members.
The 12 Days of Christmas.
We shared out our jingle bells.
Lots of people joined in.
Everyone had fun!
We enjoyed refreshments together afterwards.

CHOIR AT VICTORIA HALL

Rehearsal time. We worked very hard.
We took 26 children- a credit to the school.

ORCHESTRA AT SAINT JOHN FISHER

We had 19 children in our Orchestra.
This included descant and treble recorders.
Our woodwind included a saxophone.

CONDUCTOR VISIT

Victoria Hall conductor rehearses with the choir.

Y5P SINGALONG AT THE BROOK CENTRE

Singing with the Approach group.
Adding some actions.
Counting down the verses.
Percussion band.
Mrs Kurat loves to sing.
Mrs Crofts comes and helps us too.
Accompanied by the guitar and ukulele.

Y4E BELONG VILLAGE SINGALONG

Everyone accompanied the songs with percussion.

OUTDOOR CONCERT FEATURING LOCAL COMPOSERS

KS2 Choir perform songs by Martin and Shan.

Rowan Court Y4 Ukulele Singalong

15 pupils from Y4 played and sang brilliantly!
We sang lots of well-known songs.
Lots of people joined in.

Saint John Fisher Proms Concert with the Choir and Orchestra

The choir sang 2 songs-Siyahamba and Be The Change
Waving our flags and singing Rule Britannia!
We enjoyed the John Fisher Orchestra.

BROOK CENTRE SINGALONG

We popped next door for a singalong.
The Approach group members joined in.
We sang some funny songs.

KS2 MUSIC CONCERT

Violins.
Orchestra.
Guitar club.

KS1 MUSIC CONCERT

KS1 Choir.
Mexican counting song.
Aiken Drum.
Ready to perform.
Action songs.
Percussion fusion.

Y5 MUSIC SHINE

Samba band.
Learning our rhythms.
Completing a whole piece.

YEAR 4 MUSIC SHINE

Ukulele orchestra.
Showing our parents how to strum.
Singing along.
What a great sound.

YEAR 3 MUSIC SHINE

We used the Charanga website.
We showed our parents how to play.
They did very well.
We made a great recorder ensemble.
Everyone enjoyed it.

YEAR 2 Music Shine

We are learning to play the Ocarina.
It has 4 holes besides the mouth-piece.
Even our parents found it hard!
We played "Merrily we Roll Along"
We played " London's Burning" from our book.

YEAR 1 MUSIC SHINE

We sang "I am a Music Man"
We played 4 different percussion instruments.
 Claves, guiros, maraccas and tambourines
We even reversed the verses!

Year 2 Test Driving PBuzz Instruments!

This is fun!
We can get a sound out of them!
It takes a lot of concentration.

NEWCASTLE MALE VOICE CHOIR

Newcastle Male Voice Choir came to sing for us.
With conductor Hannah and accompanist Anne.
They sing in 4 part harmony.
We learned to sing a hymn together.
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