Music really came alive on Wednesday 3rd August, when the ‘Music is Fun’ Band gave a performance that was not to be missed! The talented bunch of performers had St Peters Lutheran singing into Hairbrushes and Dancing in the Street in their 2016 spectacular. The message of the band is that Music is indeed extremely fun and it didn’t take long for the children to realise that this really is the case! The songs were many and varied, some golden oldies and other tunes that even the youngest of our students recognised.
Apart from having a wonderful time singing and dancing, St Peters Lutheran School learnt a lot too! “Maestro” Andre taught the children about the trumpet and the bugle, whilst Katie showed them how to turn the song “7 Years Old” into a jazz, reggae and classical piece.
One of the highlights of the show was when St Peters very own Year 3 teacher, Petria Low took the stage as a cameo appearance in ‘The Hairbrush Song.’ Mrs Low showed style and grace (in a green and gold wig) and appeared to be a natural on stage alongside her sister, who is a current member of the Music is Fun Band! “The Pirates who don’t do anything” song was a hit with the children, and contrary to the name of the song, one of the pirates managed to ‘borrow’ an iPad from Mrs Derrington and organise the students to take a mass group selfie! (See above)
Even our Principal, Mr Rathjen, managed to catch his moment in the spotlight, singing enthusiastically to The Supremes version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with lead presenter Katie Kowald.
After experiencing all the excitement, colour, costumes and entertainment that is the ‘Music is Fun’ Band, the most asked question after the show was ‘When are they coming again?’ Thank you to Andre and his dedicated team for inspiring us with music and song and providing us with one of the highlights of our school year.
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“How we express ourselves” is one of the six Transdisciplinary Themes of the Primary Years Programme. It is an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic. Music is a very large part of this transdisciplinary theme and the Music is Fun Band showed us one way of expressing our ideas, extending and enjoying our creativity and appreciating the aesthetic.