Julliard visit #2
Last Wednesday St Andrews welcomed Liam Day and Conor Hanick to the school. The visit was part of the Juilliard program which offers fantastic opportunities for our young musicians. Conor and Liam worked with some of our ECA ensembles such as Jazz Band and also delivered workshops and master classes. We were lucky enough to see and hear Liam and Conor perform in a lunchtime concert which also featured Jazz Band and Wind Band. The concert was stunning and a real inspiration to all that attended. Thank you Liam and Conor for sharing your musical excellence with us!
Liam and Conor have asked to pass on the following message to our community
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of St Andrews,
We would like to express our most sincere thanks for welcoming us to your school yesterday. We were both blown away by your kindness and eagerness to learn, traits that are unmissable at your wonderful school.
The way that the students at St Andrews support each other creates a unique haven for learning, and it is a pleasure to be a part of it, even for a day. With so many open ears and minds we both left your school with a sense of reward and fulfillment, something we hope for in every performance we give.
Thank you for listening and being such wonderful hosts and audience members.
Mr. Liam and Mr. Conor
IB Art Exhibition
Thursday was the opening night of the IB Art Exhibition. This was the first opportunity for many people to view the new campus and enjoy the art exhibition. A number of our music students provided the music through ensemble and solo performances. Well done to all involved!
Year 5 Concert
We are very much looking forward to our first Year Group concert of this year. The Year 5’s will perform at 4pm on Tuesday 21st March in the Drama Studio. Everyone is welcome to join us at this exciting event! Watch this space in coming days for photos and information about the event.
Year 3 Rainforest Animal Performances
Last week the Year 3s completed their Rainforest Animal Compositions and performed to another class. For the past term, the children have been exploring the work of Mozart’s Magic Flute, one of our Juilliard Core Works. Papageno’s magical bird call has inspired them in creating their own animal melodies. They worked on the keyboards to compose their melodies and tried to incorporate characteristics of their groups’ rainforest animal. They then combined their melodies with a rhythmic ostinato and a sound effect to create a finished composition. They explored different ways of combining sounds through building up the texture, call and response and also overlapping.
During the performances, the class that was listening had to guess which animal each group was representing! Please enjoy some photos of the Year 3’s work in the slideshow.