3W have been learning about ensemble playing and how everyone plays a part in a band. Even when they have measures of rests, it is still important to listen, stay alert and keep counting so they don’t miss their entrance. We are almost finished arranging our pieces for the ES Spring concert in early May and will soon start polishing them. Looking forward to sharing with everyone what we have been working so hard on!
‘Charlie Wag’ by 3B. Through this song, students practised their ensemble skills and mallet control, and learnt about sections in songs. See if you can hear the 2 sections, A and B, presented in the following structure: AABA
Recorder Study has officially begun for the academic year. As an introduction, Grades 3 and 4 had a lot of fun competing in ‘Breath Olympics’ today to practise different breath strengths. This is a fun way to help students understand strong versus gentle breath before blowing into the recorder.
Snapshots from the ES Spring Concert in May 2016. Both the matinee and evening shows were a great success (well done children!). Students performed well and best of all, many told me afterwards that they were proud of themselves for trying their best and had a lot of fun! Thank you to the music team and all ES staff for helping on the day, and to Mr Torii and Mr Haigh for the beautiful photos.