Term 2- Band Business
Can you believe we are already over halfway through this term? What an exciting term it has been so far!
Our Training Bands are settling in nicely. They are expanding their knowledge by working on some of the more challenging tunes from their book & are creating pleasing sounds together. In fact, they are progressing so well, we have issued them their first ‘Band Chart’, “Mickey Mouse March” (Parents & Grandparents, feel free to sing along!). The Concert Band have started new songs that we are preparing for some exciting performances later this year. The main piece we are working on is the appropriately titled piece, ‘Drums of Corona’!
Last term we also announced the Band Captains for 2021. A band captain must display a range of qualities: They must be a good leader and role model to their peers. They are respectful to the teachers and musicians alike. They also participate to the best of their ability in all aspects of their learning including- tutorials, band, and performances. This year’s school band captains are:
All Saint Grammar- Merae & Sophia
Canterbury PS- Hervey & Joanna
Cecil Hills PS- Leondre & Evelyn
Dundas PS- Diivyan, Annie & Claire
Lynwood Park PS- Kaden & Ebony
Oatlands PS- Daniel & Jason
Parramatta North PS- Ishaan & Vera
Parramatta PS- Sonith & Aditi Arjun
Putney PS- Micah, Harry & Annika
Rydalmere PS- Rishabh & Angel
Seven Hills North PS- Manveer & Sophie
Shelley PS- Jackson & Arianne
St Brigid’s PS- Luke, Ava & Jenna
St Columba’s PS- Leo & Charlotte
St Hurmizd PS- Zaia & Seraphina
Toongabbie PS- Chloe & Rebecca
Vardy’s Rd PS- Aaron & Tayla
Anzac Day Performances
We would like to recognise the incredible efforts of our Concert Band students who took part in Anzac Day ceremonies. For some of these children, it was their first performance for the year (or possibly ever). Performance is a vital part of our program & we are pleased to report that everyone did extraordinarily well. We are very proud of everyone’s work and effort. It will be exciting to see the bands perform at some more official events in the future.
The Toongabbie Public School concert band had the opportunity to perform at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Every member of the school band showed their commitment to, and pride in the band by learning their parts, attending rehearsals with a great attitude (including the extra rehearsal on the holidays!) and conducting themselves in a matter fitting of representatives of the school. It was an incredible day and we are sure the memories will last a lifetime.
At SBA we want to give the kids as many opportunities as possible to perform and present the work they have been doing. Dundas Public School has started having the band perform at all its assemblies. This is a great initiative, and we hope to see more schools utilising the band in their community events to play the National Anthem, school song, or any other pieces they might be working on.
We are looking forward to all the opportunities that the coming weeks and next term bring. To get more regular updates we encourage you to follow us on our social media sites. @schoolbandsaustralia
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