O2 Young Voices Concert. In February 2020 members of the Choir shall be attending the Young Voices concert at the O2 Arena. Here are the practice videos for the children to be able to use to learn the songs.
Brass Play Day. Our brass players spent a fantastic morning at Dover Town Hall, forming part of a huge orchestra. They played a range of pieces they'd been rehearsing over the last term and even learnt a new piece on the day. There was also an opportunity to join in with some singing and our children did us proud as they 'signed and sang' This Is Me from The Greatest Showman.
Christmas Concert. A huge 'Congratulations' to all the children who performed in our Christmas Concert. The Choir sang sweetly, the Brass Continuers blew beautifully and the Samba Band gave a groovy rhythm. We also had some wonderful soloists who wowed us on the piano, guitar and drums.
Our Brass Stars! We have lots of talented brass players at Whitfield Aspen School. In Year 4, all the children take part in the Make Time for Music Brass Project. They have whole class weekly tuition and the use of an instrument (trumpets and cornets) for the year. In June, the children enjoyed a Play Day at Dover Town Hall where they played with an orchestra and other schools in the area. This was great fun and was a wonderful experience for the children to play with other musicians.
In Years 5 & 6 the children have the opportunity to continue to learn a brass instrument and become one of the Brass Continuers. We currently have 16 children taking advantage of this opportunity and on July 3rd they were invited to be a part of the Mayor's Concert at Dover Town Hall. Our players opened the concert as part of the orchestra playing This Is Me, from The Greatest Showman, and then took to the stage to close the concert with When the Saints, again playing with the orchestra. All our musicians played brilliantly and the sound was really impressive.
Whitfield Aspen School Choir. The Whitfield Aspen School Choir is for children in Key Stage 2. They meet on a Friday lunchtime to rehearse every week. They enjoy learning songs from a variety of styles of music, including pop, rock, lyrical and jazz. They have also sung songs in different languages.
In January a group of the choir in years 4, 5 and 6 had the privilege of singing in the O2 Arena as part of the Young Voices festival. They practised for months to learn the songs. They had to learn how to sing in 2 and 3 part harmony. The day was a huge success and although the children (and adults) returned very tired, everyone was so glad that they had been a part of the performance.
The Bare Necessities is an old favourite from the film The Jungle Book.
Follow the link to learn how to sing the song - with some additional beatboxing and rapping!
The Bare Necessities, The Jungle Book
Have a go at learning to Sign and Sing this super song 'What Makes a Family?'.
It celebrates families of every size and shape and has a very catchy tune!
You can also learn the Makaton signs to go with the song.
Get everyone in your family to join in!
What Makes a Family? Sign and Sing
Have a go at learning the song One moment, one people and get everyone at home joining in. It's an uplifting song about bringing people together and looking after each after - a perfect song for Whitfield Aspen School!
Why not take a break from your home learning and enjoy listening to some wonderful music, something all the family can join in with. Below is a link to the BBC Ten Pieces website where you will find a whole variety of pieces of music to choose from, each accompanied by an introductory video which will enhance your enjoyment of the music. Which is your favourite piece?
BBC Ten Pieces, A selection of musical pieces for children to listen to and enjoy