We enjoyed hearing choirs from Aubrey, Westridge, Inman, Brentwood Park and Burnaby North schools. We also appreciated the commentator Lisa Reimer for sharing her expertise with all the groups. Thank you to Lori and Susan for accompanying us so beautifully, and to Ms. Con and Ms. McQueen for organizing this wonderful annual event.
Congratulations to our grade 2 and 3 students for their energetic performance at the district Primary Days of Music event on March 15th! We joined students from Confederation Park, Chaffey-Burke, Rosser and Windsor for an inspirational morning of singing.
Our pieces Mo Li Hua and We Know the Way were beautiful and joyful. Thank you to Ms. Veikle and Ms. Raap for organizing this awesome annual event.
I will be ordering recorders if you are interested in purchasing one. For $8.00 you’ll receive an excellent quality Aulos recorder, cleaning rod and cloth bag. Recorder Letter
You may also use an instrument you already own, or one can be provided for use during music classes.
Music classes will start up again with some high energy drumming! We will be playing djembes, instruments that originate from West Africa. The name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. It will be a wonderful way to start the year!
“Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world.” Oskar Fischinger 1951
Compose your own visual music here.
Jake Shimabukuro is one of the best ukulele players in the world! “What the world needs now is more ukulele.”
Listen to Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian’s hauntingly beautiful voice on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.
Sport stacking (also known as cup stacking or speed stacking) is an individual and team sport that involves stacking specialized plastic cups in specific sequences in as little time as possible. Participants of sport stacking stack cups in pre-determined sequences in pyramids of 3, 6, or 10 cups. Players compete against the clock or another player. Stacking builds great hand-eye coordination and skills that are important for playing sports and musical instruments. Check it out on Sports Day!
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Here is Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir piece featured in Music Express magazine.
Enjoy a video of Funiculì, Funiculà featuring legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli, flutist Andrea Griminelli, Maestro Eugene Kohn, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Rogers Arena.