Ms Alex Ward, Prep Music Coordinator
Well it has been a wonderful start to the year in Prep Music.
The 2021 Year 2 and Year 4 Cohorts were allocated their instruments for the year as part of our compulsory Year 2 and Year 4 Instrumental Programs. Boys have been working hard to learn their instruments well this term and are very excited to be playing as a band and string orchestra very soon.
Here is a video of some of our Year 2 Violin boys learning ‘pizzicato’ (a playing technique that involves plucking the strings). Click Here
We had the great opportunity to attend band and choir workshops at the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra in Ashmore, with boys from Sousa Band, Cremona Strings and Camerata Singers attending their first intensive rehearsal for 2021.
Here boys worked well as a team learning their repertoire for this year’s concerts and eisteddfods plus continued working on their music development. After a great Zumba dance at the PCYC Ashmore and a yummy lunch, the boys had nothing but smiles after a long exciting day! Well done boys.
To see what the boys got up to in the Sousa Band Workshop, Click HERE
Visit our Facebook Page to see more images from all three workshops, Click HERE
During the Camerata Singers workshop, boys had the opportunity to work with Candace Kruger, founder and director of the Yugambeh Youth Choir on her newly commissioned song by AMEB called ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’. The song is based on an Aboriginal lullaby sung to Lottie Eaton (nee Levinge), who then shared it with her family members, including Candace.
Camerata boys were honoured to be the first choir to sing the song in Australia, which was a very special moment for our boys. Candace taught the boys correct pronunciation of the traditional Yugambeh language plus choreography for when they perform the song. Boys then have the chance to film themselves singing the song at home and then have their performance weaved into one big online performance with the AMEB Online Orchestra.
Please see https://onlineorchestra.ameb.edu.au/ for more information.
To see what the boys got up to in the Camerata Singers Workshop, Click HERE
Our Prep Music Captains were announced for 2021!
Week 8 was Open Week in Prep Music and it was once again lovely to welcome music parents to see what our Private Instrumental and Speech and Drama students have been learning this term.
Thank you to the parents who attended. We appreciate your continuing support and look forward to welcoming you to Open Week in Term Two!
KEY Music Dates for Term Two, 2021
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Thank you for your continued support of our department, stay safe and see you in Term Two!
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