We have been learning to play tuned instruments in 3 parts, using glockenspiels for marimbas.
Skills involved are -
using two hands (best if we stick to the same pattern each time!)
keeping the pulse
listening to each other
memorising the tune we each play
deciding in each of the 3 parts when to play and when to stop
Making our performance sound good takes heaps of concentration. Look at our photos, and see how hard we are concentrating!
All the year 4 classes are taking part in the Sing Suffolk project this term. They are busy learning some great songs with their class teachers, ready for a workshop on Thursday 25th May, and concert on 6th July.
Year 4 WCETs classes (4HR Clarinets and 4B French Horns) are working hard towards an exciting day at Colchester Road Baptist Church on 23rd June, where they will get to perform with children from other local schools. all the children there are taught by tutors from Suffolk County Music Services as whole classes. There will be a great variety of instruments!
There will be an orchestra day for 10 lucky musicians this term at Northgate. They will rehearse and perform orchestral pieces with children from other local primary schools, as well as some Northgate students. The date is yet to be confirmed.
Mrs Jones - Music Teacher