Guitar Assembly - Thursday 6th December
Well done to the fantastic guitarists who played in this afternoon's assembly! These children have been having weekly lessons with Mr Nicola and have all made brilliant progress this term. Miss Kropman was particularly impressed with the fantastic quality, timing and sound that you all made.
Brookmans Park School Orchestra's first concert, Tuesday 23rd October
This afternoon saw the very exciting premiere of the school orchestra! Playing to a packed hall, our talented orchestra members performed both 'Autumn Days' and 'Harvest Samba' with superb musicianship. Miss Kropman is exceptionally proud of this group of children, who have only been playing together for five weeks. Thank you to Mrs Price, our brilliant conductor, and to Ms Meik (Freddie's mum) for her excellent support for the wind section. We look forward to sharing more music with you next half term!
Harvest Festival, Monday 1st October
We welcomed Reverend Roger Taylor from Brookmans Park URC into assembly on Monday to lead our harvest festival. He spoke to us about feeling grateful and asked us what we were thankful for in our lives, which led to some really thoughtful responses. We ended our festival in style with our favourite harvest songs - 'Autumn Days' and 'Harvest Samba'!
Year 6 Sing Out Day at Lochinver House!
On Friday 21st September, Year 6 attended a singing festival at Lochinver House in Potters Bar, along with pupils from Lochinver, Stormont and Little Heath. We spent the morning rehearsing various warm up songs and teaching each other singing techniques, before learning some new collaborative pieces. In the afternoon, each school performed one song to each other, before family and friends had the opportunity to hear both these and our joint pieces in a spectacular concert. We performed 'Believe' by Lin Marsh absolutely brilliantly and Miss Kropman was welling up whilst conducting due to the effort, focus and beautiful sound being made! Thank you very much to Mrs Hobbs for filming us performing. Well done, Year 6 - Miss Kropman, Miss Melchionno and Mrs Oakley were very proud of you today!
Our first ever full orchestra rehearsal took place today (Tuesday 18th September) with twenty talented children from across Years 3-6, led by Miss Kropman and Hertfordshire conductor Marie Price. Our string, percussion and woodwind sections sight-read brilliantly and created a wonderful sound as they played together for the first time. Places are still available this term for anyone in KS2 who has passed their Grade 1/been playing their instrument for at least a year - please come and see Miss Kropman if you would like to join!