Music

 

Music in 2018

 

Michael Roper Music Teacher

Special events in Term 3:

Evening Concerts in September for Grades 1, 3, 5 and 6

Formal performance opportunities are vital for all musicians. We love singing and dancing and playing instruments in our music lessons, but much of the purpose of the learning comes together in a concert. All the performances will be in the school hall.

These concerts are an essential part of our school program and all students are expected to attend.

Each child in grades 1, 3 and 5 are performing in one of two concerts. This means that children will have the opportunity to perform in these concerts every second year.

  •          Concert 1: Wednesday September 5th, 6pm-6.40pm. Performances by 1 Masa, 1 Bre/Shelly, 3 Simone, 3 Imogen, 5 Linda, 5 Drew.
  •          Concert 2: Wednesday September 5th, 6.50-7.30pm. Performances by 1 Leah, 1 Hayley, 3 Bron, 3 Nick and 5 Clare.
  •          Gr6 Arts Festival: Wednesday September 13th, 6pm. Performances by all year 6 students in music, dance and drama.

 

Assembly Performances

All the students at APPS will perform at assembly during the year. Below are the performances scheduled for term 3. Assemblies are usually held on Fridays at 3pm. All term 3 Assemblies will be held in the Hall.

July 27th Gr2H + 2J Wee   willie winkie
July 20th No musical   performance
Aug 3 Prep A + Prep J
Aug 17 Gr 5L
Aug 31 3A + 3B
Sept 21

Year level singing   from gr1 3 5 concerts

(2pm assembly)

What does it mean to learn Music at Albert Park Primary School?

Students are developing music skills and understanding through a playful approach to singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening to music.

Important skills include:

  • Well-pitched and expressive singing.
  • A strong sense of beat and rhythmic feel and response.
  • Listening with concentration and imagination and developing stories from abstract sound.
  • Playing a wide range of instruments in a variety of class ensembles. The instruments include an extensive array of un-tuned (drums etc.) and tuned (xylophones etc.) percussion instruments.
  • Refined listening leading to music literacy through solfa singing (do, re, me etc.)
  • Choral singing
  • Physical expression, movement, dance and drama which naturally arises from the experience of making music.
  • Improvisation and composition using the voice and all kinds of sound sources.

All students have the opportunity (and obligation) to perform within class and to their peers and school community through assemblies, school concerts and special events.

Students with a special interest in music will be encouraged to pursue additional ensembles and performance projects.