NEW DRUM KIT HAS ARRIVED
Miss Smith has invested in a brand new drum kit ! Miss Smith has chosen some lucky children for a drum club every Friday, where they will learn how to keep a basic beat, and hopefully have someone ready to play in the orchestra for the Christmas concert!
"Thanks to all the parents last academic year who attended the spring concert and summer showcase. All the money raised in these events goes towards the music budget" - Miss Smith
ROYAL ALBERT HALL TRIP
On 9th October 2019 the Orchestra were able to go to the BBC Primary Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. The performance consisted of some of the best orchestras/choirs/big bands/percussion groups of under 18's in the country. It is a chance for youth to showcase their amazing ability in music, and the hall was completely sold out, and full of primary school children! One of the most memorable performances was the Jazz Youth Big band. They had the hall up and dancing/clapping in time to their numbers. The trip was a fantastic opportunity for the orchestra to see the kind of standard Miss Smith is looking for to take Newton Farm music department to the next level.
Bb BRASS PROJECT
Another week of brass accomplished! This week they learnt their next note D. On the Trombones this was position number 7 and on the Trumpets fingers 1 and 3. They are progressing quickly whilst learning their crotchets, minims and semibreves. Some children are making a great sound out of their instruments and miss Smith looks forward to choosing the lucky 5 going through to the orchestra after Christmas!
Every Friday assembly the children get to showcase their playing as other children walk in and out of assembly. This week we had Kiran and Amogh from Y4. They played us two numbers on their flutes, the crowds of children looked on with admiration as this is first time we have had woodwind here at Newton Farm! Well done boys! Fantastic effort as always.
The new team of girls has been chosen and you will see their debut performance at the Christmas concert 13th Dec. We have been working on our performance techniques when soloing and their posture. The girls are full of enthusiasm so watch this space and look out for their performance at St.Andrews church.
Welcoming our new KS1 orchestra children! The children were carefully selected by miss Smith, and have already gone above and beyond her expectations for the year groups! They are reading music well and can all name notes C,D,E,F,G,AB,C with fluency. They will be playing 'twinkle twinkle' In the Christmas concert. The future of music here at Newton farm keeps going from strength to strength!
NEW ORCHESTRA PUPILS 2019
A big welcome to the new children welcomed into the orchestra for this term! The new Y3's are already showing fantastic promise as they begin their peripatetic lessons here at Newton Farm. We are already practising pieces for our first show as a collective, which will be held at St. Andrews Church on 13th of December. We will be playing a mass piece with the choir and a solo piece of music from the Carmen Suite 'Habenera'.
Bb BRASS PROJECT 2019
Here at Newton Farm we are very excited to be having a whole year programme of Trumpet/Trombone lessons for Y3. They have thrown themselves into their lessons and are itching to play these wonderful instruments! Every Wednesday morning they will have an hour of instrumental teaching with Harrow Music Service teachers. Miss Smith is looking for a group of children who are picking it up fast to potentially join the orchestra after the new year. Keep up the amazing playing Y3!
Peripatetic lessons are back up and running with lessons of Violin, Guitar and Steel pans available. Mr Ortiz has commented that the new starters in Yr3 this year show great promise and enthusiasm for learning the Guitar and already some children have joined the orchestra! They have been working on a Christmas song too for the concert at St. Andrews Church on 13th Dec 'Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer'.