2019 has had a fantastic start for Performing Arts on Campus. All our students are involved in a dynamic program of Performing Arts classes, and there are also a range of wonderful additional opportunities outlined below, that students have the opportunity to get involved in!
Campus Performing Arts groups and ensembles
The following Campus Performing Arts groups/ensembles are on offer for our students this year. All groups/ensembles started in Week 3, and all meet in the Performing Arts Centre.
Year 3-4s: Junior Choir (Monday L2), Year 5-7s: Senior Choir (Wednesday L5)
Over 170 students took advantage of our first ‘come and try’ choir sessions. We will run our second (and final) ‘come and try’ session this week, and notes will go home to parents of students who are interested in continuing at the end of that session. If your child was absent, please pick up a permission form from the Campus Office.
Year 5-7s: Campus Band (Thursday L4)
Campus Band is off to a great start, with a number of new students joining our ranks this year. Students involved are playing a wide range of instruments including keyboard, guitar, flute, drums/percussion, clarinet, violin and recorders. Students have suggested a range of songs that we will develop into band charts over the year for them to learn and perform – exciting times!
Drama Club (Tuesday lunch), Campus Dance Troupe (Monday lunch)
Drama Club has had a great start to the year, with plenty of interested students. Students have had their first meeting, and will be working on their acting skills through a range of drama games and activities, with opportunities for students to get involved in all aspects of drama performance and production.
Advanced Music (Thursday lunch)
Advanced Music classes started in Week 3, with a big group of continuing and new students in grades 5-7. We are focussing on developing students’ musical notation and theoretical skills, which will both enhance their instrumental practice and skills, and lay the foundation for participating in music at an advanced level over the years to come.
Instrumental Music lessons
We hosted an Instrumental Assembly on Thursday of Week 1, which gave our students the opportunity to learn about and hear the range of instruments and teachers we offer on Campus. Interested students were given our Instrumental Program Booklet to take home to parents and caregivers – this outlines our program including costs, enrolment forms (for new students), etc. We have had a strong start to the year in terms of student numbers, which are seeing a steady growth across most instruments.
In summary, a strong start to what is shaping up to be a busy and productive year of Performing Arts on Campus!
Performing Arts Coordinator
Aberfoyle Park Primary Schools Campus
Nativity – Pilgrim – Thiele