On Thursday 7th November all Foundations, Year 1s and Year 2s sang the ‘Music Count Us In’ song at 12.30pm, the same time as students all around Australia. ‘Music Count Us In’ is built around a unique program song. The writing of the program song each year begins with our National Song writing Competition, open to all students from across Australia. The finalists of the Song writing Competition then gather together to write the program song, with the assistance of Program Ambassador John Foreman and a guest celebrity Program Mentor. The song is then recorded by students and released to all registered schools.
Every year we learn the ‘Music Count Us In’ song, which was created by selected students from different states of Australia and recorded by students under the guidance of the Program Ambassador John Foreman. Foundations, Year 1s and 2s have been practising the song ‘We Are’ in preparation for Thursday 7th November at 12.30 when thousands of students around Australia will be performing the same song at the same time.
For more information please go to the link: https://musicaustralia.org.au/program/countusin/
We have our own moves to the song but the students enjoyed attempting sign language (Auslan version), which can be seen on YouTube.
Well done to the cast and classes of the DreamNation Musical, which was held this week. They performed with great confidence and the shows were thoroughly enjoyed by the School Community. All children have been practising hard for 2 terms and the cast also practised during lunch hours. They proved we have many talented children in this school. I’m so proud of you all!
The Cast of our Musical ‘DreamNation’ have been practising at lunchtimes and are progressing very well.
Classes have also been practising their songs for the concerts during Performing Arts. All students will be performing.
The dates for the concerts will be Tuesday 25th June and Thursday 27th June (1 concert in the morning and the other in the afternoon).
The concerts will be held during school hours to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate.
Important note: Students with the surnames starting from A to K will be performing on Tuesday only.
Students with the surnames starting from L to Z will be performing on Thursday only.
The cast members know which concerts they’ll be performing in.
More information on how to obtain tickets for the shows will be sent home next term.
Congratulations to the 31 choir students for singing great Christmas Joy to all the residents in the 4 Nursing Homes; St Annes Westmeadows, Craigcare Pascoe Vale, Arcadia Essendon and OPAL Meadow Heights.
I’m so proud of their hard work during lunchtime practices and believe their singing and confidence is improving greatly. Looking forward to our future performances in 2019!
Performing Arts Teacher
Congratulations to the school Choir for a wonderful performance on the night of our Art Show last week. They started their performance with a ‘Waka Waka’ dance then sang ‘I have a dream’, ‘Candyman’, ‘Put a little love in your heart’, ‘A million dreams’ and ‘One Song’. Special thanks to the soloists who were courageous enough to sing in front of the large audience in the Gym on their own, some of them doing so for the first time.
Performing Arts News by Mrs Foletta
This week is planning week where students are given extra fun activities by the Specialists while their classroom teachers are planning their programs for next term.
The year 4s and 5s that had music on Tuesday were given the opportunity to create their own music on their laptops using free computer programs Incredibox and Song maker.
Congratulations to the students who performed to everyone at Monday’s Assembly and sang a really fun song called ‘Best Day Ever’.
The Greenvale Choir continue to practice during lunch sessions and will be performing some great songs at the Art Show next term. They’ll be appearing twice on the night just in case you can’t make it to their first performance. Looking forward to seeing you there!