Brass Play Day
Our brass players spent a fantastic morning at Dover Town Hall last week, 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.
Well done to all the Year 4s who took part and the Year 5 Continuers - you were a credit to our school.
See the photos on the Year 4 class page.
A huge 'Congratulations' to all the children who performed in our Christmas Concert last week. 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. Well done, everyone!
Next stop for the Choir - the Young Voices concert at the O2 in January. Watch this space .......
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. What a fantastic experience which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Well done to all our Brass Players!
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.