At the end of term 3, Iona primary students showcased their gifts and talents by performing to their peers, parents and friends of the community. It was an entertaining afternoon of solo and group performances that included various instrumentalists, dancers and vocalists. We were privileged to hear a father and daughter team who performed a beautiful folk ballad that melted our hearts. Our Cultural Captains with their team of year 6 leaders stage managed the event with expertise. The audience were also invited to have a few “brain breaks” which included dancing the “Marcarena” and singing “I Knew You Were Treble”! It was an terrific musical afternoon. Congratulations to all our performers.
Category: Senior Music
On 16th September the Year 5/6 Senior Choir and an ensemble of instrumentalists (violin, flute and guitar) from the primary school gathered at Corpus Christi Church Mosman Park to sing at the Mass for the Golden Girls (students who attended Iona Presentation College 50 Years Ago). It was a great honor for the primary students to sing and play at this celebration. Choristers and musicians are to be commended for their tuneful singing and playing. Year 3 students also performed a reverent liturgical dance while the Year 5/6 Choir sang “A Blessing” song.
It was a delight for the Iona community to listen to our budding Kindy to Year 6 musicians perform at the Junior and Senior Instrumental Concerts yesterday afternoon. Around 70 students performed on various instruments that included violin, cello, piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, and voice. All students performed admirably with great professionalism. Congratulations to our instrumental students as well as your dedicated and passionate instrumental tutors.
Year 6’s have been learning about Rap and Hip Hop styles. Here they are creating lyrics to a backing track using Garageband in small groups. Topics range from Olympics to Book Week to Anti-Bullying themes. You can see them creating and performing their rap performances.
The Junior and Senior choirs from Iona Primary performed at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in Balcatta on August 18. They performed in a section with a selection of other choirs from the metropolitan and country areas from WA. Our students performed admirably with the Junior Choir achieving a Certificate of Merit and the Senior Choir being given an Honourable Mention Award. Congratulations choristers!
Last term the students entertained the Presentation Sisters and other Orders from the metropolitan area for a concert and afternoon tea. This event was to celebrate the Sister’s Religious Life as well as conveying thanks for the work they do in our communities. The Sisters loved the variety of performances from our primary students which included choral singing, violin, piano, saxophone, ukulele, recorder, flute, and guitar to name a few. Below are some snapshots of the afternoon for you all to enjoy. Many thanks go to the students who prepared performances as well as the music teachers who assisted in the preparation of individual and ensemble/choir performances. The afternoon tea was a great success with students intermingling with the Sisters. Also, sincere thanks to parents who provided the delicious afternoon tea and Sr Catherine for coordinating the event. Ce
Year 1 students are moving to the beat and freezing when they hear a particular rhythm.
Here the Year 1 students are playing the beat and rhythm patterns as they sing: “Hey Everybody”
Pre Primary students keeping a steady beat using non-tuned percussion instruments while reading symbols and following a conductor. The students are listening for their turn below to play their own instrument. (more…)
Thank you to our school community for your efforts in supplying stickers from your Woolworths shopping bags last year. They have now been turned into musical equipment for our music classroom. We sincerely appreciate your assistance because as you can see our Cultural Captains below are showing the new goodies that we can use in music lessons. We now have more djembes, music whiteboard staves (for writing music), a gong, a singing bowl, guitar picks, CD’s, musical scarves, and a thunder drum. So thank you again for your generosity and to the Woolworths Earn and Learn program!