I hope you are having a lovely Christmas break. The gig will be on us before we know it, and we have just confirmed another awesome vocalist. So we need to get on it.
Please click here for a list a songs we will be playing on the 28th Feb. Rehearsals:
Here is a rehearsal schedule for Thursday lunchtimes until the gig. Please come prepared every week. Any questions, ask me in advance. Until the concert, missing rehearsals without an amazing reason is just not good enough.
- Blues in the night
- Salt Peanuts
- Mustang Sally
15th Jan - 1130-1230 in Room 40
- I Won't Dance
- I Remember You
- Hit the Road Jack
22nd Jan (Sorry Beauty and the Beast people)
- Soul Bossa Nova
- Fly me to the Moon
- When I Fall in Love
- Embraceable You
- Big Noise...
- You Are the Sunshine...
- Old Devil Moon
- Why Don't You Do Right?
- I Feel Good
- Do Nothin'...
As an introduction to Romantic music, we will be listening to and analysing this piece of music in our lessons: 4th and 5th movements of Symphony no. 6 by Beethoven. I won't give anything else away for now...
Week Beginning 19th Jan 2015 **Due to the show rehearsals will continue to be disrupted this week. We will be back to normal next week!** **Beauty and the Beast shows Weds, Thurs, Sat. GET YOUR TICKETS!** All rehearsals in the Music Dept. unless otherwise stated. Monday: NO Male Voice Choir
Tuesday: NO Concert Band, Clarinet Ensemble is ON at lunch, Beauty and the Beast Dress Rehearsal 0830-1250 Wednesday: NO Vocal Ensemble after school Thursday: Big Band at lunch Friday: Choir at lunch, NO Orchestra For Beauty and the Beast rehearsal information, please see the Drama Blog.
In pairs, use the internet and other resources and write no more than 5 bullet points about the following:
1) The Romantic era and some features of its style;
2) The development of the piano and the rise of the virtuoso performer in the 19th century;
3) Some of the background to the life and works of F. Chopin (focus on Op. 28 Preludes).
Present your findings by hand or on a word document, which you can print out at the end of the lesson. This will go in your folder.
Just to let you know that due to Beauty and the Beast, I need to do band rehearsals on Wednesday lunchtimes for the next 2 weeks. Really sorry. We will resume on 21st January (the day Beauty and the Beast starts!) and the aim is to perform in this term's St Peter's lunchtime concert on Wednesday 11th February. Really sorry we can't start back straight away but I am sure you will understand.
Ms D x
This post applies to members of the Beauty and the Beast band (most of you know who you are).
Thanks for agreeing to play with the Beauty and the Beast Band. It will be an amazing show! Performances: Weds 21st Jan - 7pmThurs 22nd Jan - 7pm Sat 24th Jan - Matinee and 7pm (two shows)
Please make every effort to attend rehearsals. If you cannot, please talk to me.
The after school rehearsals are the most important. The technical and dress rehearsals are essential.
Weds 7th Jan - lunchtime Mon 12th Jan - 3.30pm-5pm
Tues 13th Jan - lunchtime
Weds 14th Jan - lunchtime Sat 17th Jan - technical rehearsal - band from 12.15pm-4pm Tues 20th Jan - dress rehearsal - from 8.30am-12.50pm (note change of time)
Please let me know asap which rehearsals you can and can’t make.
Show dress: Ladies and Gents: smart all black. Thanks again,