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.
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
There was great musical excitement for years 3,4,5 & 6 in week 2 as many students had the opportunity to try out different instruments. Our talented tutors gave demonstrations on each instrument and then allowed the students to “Have A Go”. Many students have now taken opportunities to learn an instrument. If you’re interested in learning please download the music enrolment form here: Music Enrolment Form Further information is provided for you here: Instrumental Music Information
“It was fun to watch everyone have a go. It was great to see our friends play the trombone and be surprised when they slided the trombone out to a low note -their eyes popped out of their head!…..The tutors were very cooperative, patient, and fair. They also played many cool songs and explained how to breathe when playing their particular instrument” Cultural Captains 2016 Holly & Samara
The Junior and Senior Choirs as well as our special Ukulele group performed at our End of Year Concert. They sang beautiful harmonies captivating the audience. Congratulations Girls!
Below is a section of the combined Junior and Senior Special Choir singing The Last Anzac with a special guest conductor!
The Junior Special Choir (Years 3 & 4) below singing a range of songs about caring for our earth.
The Senior Special Choir ( Years 5 & 6) below singing about shining your light to the world.
Ukuleles strumming and singing along to Christmas songs.
Last Thursday Year 4 and 5 students had a fun morning of “having a go” on some Brass Instruments. Thank you to Iona College Instrumental teachers who visited the primary school and facilitated the process.
On the last day of term 2, Iona Primary students were treated by listening to the brass ensemble from Iona College. The students were enthralled by the sounds of many popular tunes as well as the sound of brass instruments. Thank you to Miss Kingwell, Mrs Toussant-Jackson and the girls who performed for sharing your talents with us. It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning.
Some lively and keen year 5 & 6 students give up their lunchtimes once a week to learn some liturgical songs on guitar so they can accompany singing at class and school Masses.
This term we have introduced the Ukulele into the year 5 & 6 class music program. The students are so excited to learn the instrument. We are having fun with learning about chords and chord progression. We have also begun a lunchtime ukulele club for those who would like to learn more.