This year’s Performing Arts program at Billanook Primary School promises to be full of exciting things for our students’ listening and responding to music both past and present and from different corners of the world.
Our youngest students in Foundation will be focusing on the beat and rhythm when they dance, sing and play their percussion instruments to a range of brand new sounds.
Levels 1 and 2 will be building on their knowledge and rhythm making skills and their understanding of dynamics and pitch. They will be moving, singing and creating musical ostinatos with a range of objects and instruments when they explore some great new Orff Kodaly activities.
The main focus for our Level 3 and 4 will be learning to play the descant recorder which will have them tooting away to some great songs, both old and new.
The sound of ukuleles will be ringing in the air at Billanook when our Level 5 and 6 students learn to play the ukulele in Term 2. It’s amazing to think that there are so many songs that can be played using just 4 chords. Later in the year Levels 5 and 6 will be using ipads to create some great sounding music.
WHOLE SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS
Every second year (even year) to showcase the talents of our students we have a Whole School Production where every student from Foundation year to Level 6 gets to perform live on stage. Students in Levels 3-6 can audition for main roles. Previous productions have included Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, A Rat’s Tale: The Pied Piper and Australia My Land.
This year our Level 3-6 students will be encouraged to create short films for our second Billanook Primary School Film Festival, being held at our Multi-purpose hall on Friday September 11th at 7pm. Our last Film Festival was a great success showcasing the film making skills of our very talented students. I am really looking forward to this.
Our school Choir is going from strength to strength with just under 50 students from Levels 3-6 getting together every Tuesday at lunchtime. The Choir will also be making a short Film for the Film Festival and will promote our school at local community events this year.