Christmas in the City
What a busy term for Area Band!
They have learnt 4 new pieces and worked really hard in weekly rehearsals all for the Christmas in the City event which was held on he 12th December at the Royal Concert Hall.
They performed Carmina Burana, The Ghostbusters theme and Justin Timberlake's 'Can't stop the feeling' to an audience of nearly 1000 people, including the Lord Major of Nottingham.
AREA BAND IS BACK FOR 2018 -2019
Miss Sharpe our Music Lead is in charge of Area Band. It will continue to take place on a Tuesday evening after school. Details from Miss Sharpe to follow shortly!
HOW AREA BAND WORKS
AREA BAND IS A FOLLOW ON OPPORTUNITY FOR YEAR 5 & 6 CHILDREN WHO STARTED TO LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR IN YEAR 4 AND FOR A SELECT FEW WHO HAD THE CHANCE TO ATTEND BAND CAMP AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL ACADEMIC YEAR.
AREA BAND RUNS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. PRACTICE SESSIONS OCCURRING ON A TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL AT ROBIN HOOD PRIMARY. THERE IS A COACH PROVIDED TO TAKE AND BRING THE CHILDREN BACK. THE CHILDREN ARE SUPERVISED BY A MEMBER OF SCHOOL STAFF AT ALL TIME, WHILST MUSIC PRACTITIONERS FROM NOTTINGHAM MUSIC SERVICES OFFER THEM THEIR EXPERTISE - PLEASE SEE THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR EXACT DATES.
EACH YEAR, AREA BAND MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT BY PERFORMING IN HIGH PROFILE CONCERTS/VENUES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUCH AS ‘ XMAS IN THE CITY’ AT EITHER THE ROYAL CONCERT HALL OR THE ALBERT HALL, AND ‘LIGHT NIGHTS’ AT ST PETERS CHURCH IN THE CITY CENTRE.
MEMORIES FROM 2017-2018
AREA BAND SUCCESSES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
OBS MUSIC SHOWCASE - 15/6/18
END OF YEAR AREA BAND PERFORMANCE
NEW YEAR 2018
CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY
Our talented guitarists playing Viva la vida by Cold play
Area Band will be performing on Monday 4th December at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. The concert will start at 7.00pm and end at approximately 9.30pm.
Tickets for the concert are available from the online box office via Nottingham Music Services website, using the following link (www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk) and cost £6.50 or £4 for concessions
Photos to follow .......
2017-18 AREA BAND ATTENDEES
AREA STARTED BACK ON THE 12TH OF SEPTEMBER AND HAS GOT OFF TO A FLYING START. THERE A CURRENTLY 12 MEMBERS FROM OLD BASFORD ATTENDING AND THEY ARE STARTING TO LEARN THE SONGS THEY WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE CHRISTMAS SHOW IN THE CITY LATER THIS YEAR.
Hard at work with the other schools getting to know the songs they will be performing.
Miss Sharpe and the 8 lucky children ready and waiting for the bus to go to Ilam Hall.
Other Primary schools from the local area also send groups of children, with as many as 100 plus children being in attendance.
It is a fun packed couple of days where the children get to build on the instrument skills that they have acquired in year 4 and learn new skills related to music that will help them going forward to progress in playing their instruments during years 5 & 6 and as members of the North Nottm Area Band.
Whilst there the children learn about musical notation, how to decode and read scores of music, as well as learning two pieces of music from scratch, that they perform with the other children from surrounding schools.
The grounds at Ilam hall are stunning and the youth hostel provides lovely food for the kids. It is an all-round worthwhile experience and opportunity for the children