Upcoming community song
Make sure you are watching the correct video. Are you an alto or soprano for this song?
Music: Count Us In exists to advocate for and celebrate music in Australian schools. Our national Celebration Day will be held on Thursday 2 November. The Senior Choir will be joining other Cockburn School’s for our second Cockburn Choral Festival to celebrate the occasion. All Year 4-6 students have started to learn this year’s song Shine Together.
This week Year 4 students are sitting an aptitude test, which is one of the tools used to select students for the Instrumental Music School Services classes. Aubin Grove offers lessons on clarinet, flute, brass and classical guitar in Year 5 and 6. Please ensure laptops are charged as they will require this for their test. I will also hold a catch-up test in 2 weeks time during lunch for any interested students who are away during their Music lesson.
Last week the boys of Grover performed for the first time as a band. Congratulations boys, you should be proud of your efforts!
Some of the songs we are learning for NAIDOC Week
This term the Year 4 students were learning to play the ukulele. They learnt how to hold the instrument correctly, how to strum different rhythms and how to play 3 chords (C, F & G7).
The Year 5 and 6 students also continued to learn the ukulele, building on their skills from last year. They learnt some new chords including Am, G and Em. Many of us can now play Riptide!
For the past 3 weeks the Year 4-6 students have been composing their own original songs. They wrote melodies using xylophones or glockenspiels and a partner part using 2 non-tuned percussion instruments. Once students had hand written their masterpieces they then used Noteflight, an online music notation software to create a score. This software enables students to listen to their music notation, which assists them in writing their notes and rhythms correctly and knowing whether they are playing correctly when performing it live with instruments.
The talented members of Room 13 wrote the following song for their Harmony Day assembly. It features solos from Amalie, Sean, Charlotte, Gemma, Charlie and Ethan.
Chords: G D A Bm
In our community
Everyone is different
There’s so much diversity
Just as much as you or me
So stand up for one another
So we can live in harmony
Like the tears that fall from your eyes
Like the blood that runs inside
Like our hearts that break the same way
We will all think about the words we say
Our multicultural society
It offers a very mixed variety
It doesn’t matter where you are from
This is a place where you belong
Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We will stand together forever
For those who’ve come across the seas