Bosvigo singers and musicians are gearing up for a musical couple of weeks! Here are some notices about up-coming Music Events.
In what will be an exciting occasion, our Year 5s will be taking to the stage on
Thursday 27th June in a public performance of ‘The Mermaid Of Zennor’
with Duchy Opera at the Falmouth Princess Pavilions. Bosvigo is one of
only 4 schools in Cornwall to be taking part in this prestigious
project this year and the children have been working very hard in
preparation. Tickets are still available for the show via the Hall for
Cornwall box office, and cost £8 for adults and £1 for children, so
come and support our performers!
Next, a date for your diaries: on Tuesday 9th July, Bosvigo is hosting a free jazz concert by the Leicester Grammar School Big Band and vocalists for our pupils and families. This 25-piece band will play a set of classics swing pieces, such as That’s Life, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Respect. More details will follow soon!
Good luck to all our musicians who are entering Music Medal and Grade 1 & 2 exams this month! We know you will do your best!
Finally, don’t forget to tell us if YOU are in a show outside school this term!
Last term in Music, all KS2 classes composed music based on their term topics.
In Upper Key Stage Two, the music was inspired by the story of the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs. Each class was divided into three groups: one to represent the invading Spanish sailing on their ships; the second to represent the Aztecs who thought the Spanish were the Sun God returning; and the third group to represent hundreds of slaves bringing gold to Cortes. The groups invented chants and used instruments to create sounds effects, then played one after another as they made a recording. You can download an MP3 file here:
Lower Key Stage Two’s compositions were called ‘The River Nile’. Four groups in each class created sound pictures for the River itself; Animals and Fish in the water; Boats and People on the water and the Desert landscape around. Here is the Desert music. You can download an MP3 file here:
If you were wondering what kind of things the children having been listening to during the Minute of Listening, below are a couple of examples. These have been kindly provided by those nice people at Sound and Music who run the Minute of Listening project (http://soundandmusic.org/projects/minute-listening). We haven’t put audio on the blog before, but below there should two of the sounds for you to play. Let us know how you get on.
‘St Abbs Sonic Postcard’ by Pippa Murphy and P6 classes at Coldingham and Eyemouth Primary schools
This week has seen the start of the Minute of Listening project, with each class stopping for a minute each day to listen to a piece of music or sound. The children have enjoyed the sounds so far and have had plenty to say about them. Today’s sound of 1000 people eating apples at the same time certainly created a few talking points! If you would like to find out more about the project you can visit http://soundandmusic.org/projects/minute-listening. We are hoping to work out a way of sharing some of the sounds on the blog and will let you know when we manage this.
Its an exciting term for Music at Bosvigo! There are lots of musical events to take part in and look forward to in the run up to Christmas.
First, did you know that Choir has started up for this year? Mrs Carr and Mrs Hughes have decided to merge the Foundation Stage/KS1 Choir and KS2 Choir (last year’s ‘Glee club’) to form one large School Choir. We meet on Thursday at 3.20pm in Class 9 (Fowey) and will be practising hard for the St Petroc’s Society Carol Service and our own School Carol Service, both at Truro Cathedral. If you would like to join the Choir, you can get a form from the Hall under the Music noticeboard.
Bosvigo School Band is also preparing for the carol service and practises on Friday lunchtime, and Recorder Club will start soon on Monday lunchtimes, although there are limited places.
Key Stage Two can look forward to learning some challenging carols this Christmas, including one in French, whilst rehearsals start soon for Key Stage One’s Nativity play called ‘Prickly Hay’! You may need to dust off your cowboy hats, as its going to be a real hoedown!
Welcome to the first instalment of the school’s Music Blog! There’s already a lot of music happening at Bosvigo!
First, instrument lessons started last week, with Flutes with Mrs Steer, Trumpet with Mrs Carter and Guitar with Mr Bone all on Monday afternoons, followed by Violin on Wednesday with Mrs Harding and Drums on Thursday with Mr Hooper. Mrs Hughes is also teaching piano this year. If anyone is interested in starting an instrument this term, please see Mrs Joslin or Mrs Hughes any time.
Class 8 and Miss Robinson have started Samba with Sean Hooper on Thursdays, and seem to be enjoying it! This is part of the ‘Wider Opportunities’ scheme, and we hope Class 8 will get lots of ‘opportunity’ to perform at school and in and around Truro.
Bosvigo School Band is up and running on Friday lunchtimes in Eden, and although we said goodbye to our talented year 6s in July, we have lots of new members. This term, we’re hoping to perform in assembly and at our Christmas concert.
Watch this space for news about Choir coming after half-term! In the meantime, any budding singers might like to join Cornwall Junior Choir, on Saturday mornings at the Cathedral. Its open to 7 to 11 year olds, is £30 a term and is run by Angela Renshaw, a highly-acclaimed local singing leader. Pupils from Bosvigo have sung in this choir and enjoyed performing in regular concerts.