Grover’s First Performance

Last week the boys of Grover performed for the first time as a band. Congratulations boys, you should be proud of your efforts!

 

2017 WA Massed Choir Festival

SAVE THE DATE! 16TH SEPTEMBER!

The Western Australian Massed Choir Festival is the largest choral festival held in Western Australia due to its popularity with all schools involved and is a magnificent showcase of excellence in primary choral music. This year the festival is moving location for the 1st time since 1994 and will be held at Perth Concert Hall. Held over 7 nights, this year the Senior Choir will be performing on Saturday night, the 16th September. Students will also be involved in 2 rehearsals during school time. Our conductors for the evening are Mrs Mary-Anne Goyder and Mrs Mirelle Hopwood. Our school will be performing with Baldivis Gardens, Beechboro, Carlisle, Forest Crescent, Forrestfield, Inglewood, Lake Gwelup, Melville, Willeton and Wilson Park Primary School. The students are backed by a live band and string quartet.

Today all Senior Choir students were given a CD to take home. It is theirs to keep and includes every song we will be learning. The lyrics will be added to the Google Drive in the next few days (there is also a link from their secret choir page on here). The lyrics and other important information of interest may also be found on the festival website . The password for the student page is carpetofsilver. Choir students have been told to play their CD’s on their laptops, their CD players, in the car, to take it on their holidays and that if their parents don’t know every word of every song by September that they aren’t playing them enough.

The night will be hosted by 2 student comperes and will also feature a number of soloists. Each participating school can only send one student to audition for these roles. Aubin Grove was lucky enough to have a compere chosen in 2015 and a soloist for last years commisioned song. As I am only able to send one student, I will be holding lessons during lunchtimes in Term 2 to teach the compere and solo parts and to audition students who are interested. Students wishing to be selected for a solo or compere role must be available to audition on Saturday 5th August at the Instrumental Music School Services (formerly SIM) in Maylands. The solo parts are at the end of the CD.

 

 

 

 

Senior Choir Music Spectacular Performance

Congratulations Senior Choir on your first performance of the year!

Today the Senior Choir students performed at Lakeland SHS & Cockburn Schools Music Spectacular along with Success Primary School, Atwell Primary School and Hammond Park Primary School.

Aubin Grove performed two songs, Humble & Kind and Diamonds. For the finale, all participating schools performed Walking on Sunshine. 

Senior Choir Concert Reminder

A reminder that permission notes and bus money ($4) are due this Friday, 31st March for our upcoming Music Spectacular Concert on Tuesday, 4th April.

Many staff members are currently experiencing difficulties with their education department emails. Please use the following email to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Tarah.Souter-Robertson@aubingroveps.wa.edu.au

I hope to see many of you there!

 

 

Junior Choir Harmony Day Performance

CONGRATULATIONS JUNIOR CHOIR!

On Sunday March 26th, the Junior Choir had their very first performance on stage for 2017. After only 4 rehearsals, we took our spot onstage at the Honeywood Harmony Day Festival.

We performed and sang our little hearts out to “True Colours” by Cyndi Lauper and “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars. We even braved the wind and rain while on stage too.

Many thanks to all of the families for supporting our first performance. Thank you for taking the time out on a Sunday to come and watch us shine on stage!

We have already been invited to come back and perform again for the 2018 Harmony Day Festival.

Music Spectacular Excursion Note for Senior Choir

Permission form & note

Dear Parents / Guardians,

On 4 April the Senior Choir students will be performing at Lakeland SHS & Cockburn Schools Music Spectacular at Mount Pleasant Baptist Community College.

Aubin Grove Primary School will only perform in the matinee show along with Hammond Park Primary School, Success Primary School and Atwell Primary School. We will be performing 2 songs, Humble & Kind (featuring Amber & Ethan) and Diamonds (featuring Alayna).

Tickets are still available from Lakelands Senior High School. There are no door sales.

We will depart school by bus at 10:30am and arrive back at school by approximately 2.30pm. The cost of the bus will be $4. Please read the attached consent form carefully and return your money and permission slip by Friday, 31st March.

Students are required to wear their school uniform for the event. They must wear their purple school shirts, school shorts or skorts and their school jacket if needed.

Students will not be able to order their lunch on the day of the event. Students will have lunch at the venue before performing. They will be taking their school bags to the event, which should only have their lunch and water bottle inside. MacBooks should be left at home on this day. Please ensure that your child does not bring any valuables as bags will be unattended while we are performing and other students from participating schools will be sharing the same space backstage.

The Music Blog is a helpful source of information for Senior Choir Students and parents. The students have a secret choir page they can access with the password “sing”. This is where they will find a link to the Google Drive with all of the songs we are learning. Copies of notes or information sent home will also be available on the blog. The address is: http://aubingroveps.wa.edu.au/music

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

Tarah Souter-Robertson

Music Teacher

Tarah.Souter-Robertson@education.wa.edu.au

Rock Band Auditions

Last year the school Rock Band performed at Open Night and a number of Lunchtime Concerts.

Most of our band members have now graduated, so we will be starting a brand new band. Auditions will be in Week 3 on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of February.

Students must be able to play a full song in order to audition. If auditioning for a guitar or bass guitar spot they will need to bring their own instrument. Drums and keyboard students are able to use the instruments at school.

Rather than selecting singers for the band, each song will be given to a different member of the Senior Choir (Year 4-6).

Students chosen to become a member of the band will rehearse on Fridays during lunch.

 

Senior Lunchtime Concerts