Music/Performing Arts

School Production 2017


Save the date Wednesday 6th September 2017! More information coming soon! Hope to see you all there.



Music Term 2, 2017

 Prep

Students in Prep come to Music once a week to sing and play. We will explore and develop greater understanding of musical concepts through musical games, dancing and using instruments. We are continuing to focus on performing accurately and identifying musical elements of rhythm and pitch. Students are encouraged to perform confidently in front of an eager audience and have fun!

 

Grade 1 and 2

Students in Grade One and Two will be performing and creating music by singing, playing instruments and musical games. Through class activities students find ways to compose, improvise and perform in groups. We’re continuing to improve in reading and writing rhythm and pitch. We’ll explore new musical concepts and enjoy making music together! Each student is asked to perform in the Grade One or Grade Two Choir at assemblies throughout the year.

 

Grade 3 and 4

Students in Grade Three are continuing to learn how to play the recorder! We will be learning, practicing and analyzing the pieces to reinforce music concepts. We’ll create music through composing and improvising. We are working on playing in tune with good tone, tonguing notes and reading music fluently.

Each individual Grade Four student will begin to concentrate on a modern instrument. They learn more challenging notation and develop their aural skills through activities and games. Students will be continuing to improve in reading and writing music. They share musical ideas with others and are working towards composing with more complex structures. Students may still join the 3/4 Choir if they’re interested.

 

Grade 5 and 6

Students in Grade Five and Six are working on forming a band. They choose to whether to compose their own material or learn a song. Students will make a contribution to the band by playing, organizing parts, writing arrangements, refining their performance, learning the chords and helping each other. They write a plan and reflect on what they’ve achieved. Students share their feedback about performances, which the class may discuss. Students use computers and percussion instruments to develop their musicality and reinforce musical knowledge.

The Music Leaders coordinate and run the Talent Show on Wednesday lunchtimes. Thanks.



Performing Arts Overview Term 2 2017

 

Performing Arts Prep

As part of our Performing Arts program, students in Prep will explore Dance and Drama through a variety of fun activities and games.  A range of music and imagery stimuli will be used in dramatic play and to create dance sequences.  Students will also gain an introduction to circus skills. 

 

Performing Arts Grade One

As part of our Performing Arts program the Grade One students will develop their circus skills. Students will devise and present their own circus acts to peers using: juggling scarves and balls, hoops, hat spinning, acrobatics, flags and poi.  Students will also continue to learn folk dances.

 

Paula Russell





Music Term 1, 2016


Prep

Students come to Music once a week to sing and play! We’ll begin to explore and understand musical concepts through singing, games, dancing and using instruments. Students are encouraged to perform confidently in front of each other and have fun!

 

Grade 1 and 2

Students in Grade 1 and 2 learn to perform and create music through singing, games and playing instruments. We learn to read and write rhythm and pitch, explore new musical concepts and enjoy making music together! Students perform in the Grade 1 or Grade 2 Choir at assembly throughout the year.

 

Grade 3 and 4

Students in Grade 3 learn how to play the recorder! Students work on reading and playing fluently, individually and with others. Each individual Grade 4 student will begin to concentrate on a modern instrument. They learn more challenging notation and develop greater aural skills. All students are also welcome to join the 3/4 Choir and the Recorder Ensemble.

 

Grade 5 and 6

Students in Grade 5 and 6 will amp it up a notch and join a band! Bands are made up of class members which write and rehearse together. Students choose what they practice and decide the arrangement of the songs. Students can join the Senior Choir and school leaders have the opportunity to run the School Talent Show on Lunchtimes.

 



Music Technology

 

Students in Grade 4 to 6 have the opportunity to use computers and music software to create their next masterpiece! We have audio interfaces and keyboard controllers to record and perform with. There are many applications for the computers including editing, mixing, looping, electronic music, DJ-ing and jamming to a backing track.




Instrumental Program


We have many wonderful and committed instrumental instructors who teach at school. Lessons are held during and after school. Instruments for loan are subject to availability, thank you. Please contact Creative Music or the office for more information. Good luck to those students going to their first lesson!




State Schools Spectacular 2016


Elwood is taking in the State Schools Spectacular 2016. Information about rehearsals and ticket availability will be coming out shortly. Good luck to everyone involved!




School Production

'Forever Young'

The Palais Theatre - Tuesday 8th September 2015

 

Well done everyone! Looking forward to the next big production in 2017!

 

If you would like to volunteer or have any skills to contribute towards our next production please get in touch.

 

Kaz Sieger & Paula Russell

sieger.kaz.k@edumail.vic.gov.au