Arts

Art and Crafts Club (Year 2 - 6)

A club focusing on art and crafts, enabling students to express themselves and let their imagination explore colours, design and creativity in a warm and nurturing environment, whilst having fun at the same time.

Band (Absolute Beginners) (Year 4 - 13)

This ensemble is for students who have completed six months of instrumental tuition or by arrangement for students with less experience. The music is mostly unison or simple harmonies. We will learn to perform as part of an ensemble, to watch the conductor and use associated music vocabulary. In addition to the Monday afternoon rehearsal, there will be sectional rehearsals on Tuesdays at lunchtime for Primary Students who play woodwind or brass instruments

Beginners Woodwind Sectional (Year 4 – 6)

This club is for Primary Woodwind students performing as part of the Beginner Band. Learn how to play as part of an ensemble, follow a conductor, read music and develop your general instrumental skills. Students will perform at the Christmas, Spring and Summer concerts. Participation is mandatory for students participating in Beginner Band.

Beginners Brass Sectional (Year 4 – 6)

This club is for Primary Brass students performing as part of the Beginner Band. Learn how to play as part of an ensemble, follow a conductor, read music and develop your general instrumental skills. Students will perform at the Christmas, Spring and Summer concerts. Participation is mandatory for students participating in Beginner Band.

Band (Absolute Beginners) (Years 5-13)

This ensemble is for students having completed one year of instrumental tuition or by arrangement for students with less experience. The music is mostly unison or simple harmonies. We will learn to perform as part of an ensemble, to watch the conductor and the associated music vocabulary.

Choir - Primary (Year 3 - 6)

The St George’s Primary Choir represents the school publically in performances throughout the year. Our performances at charity events help to instil the caring St George’s ethos. In our weekly voice training activities, we show dedication to achieving excellent singing. We challenge our students to perform from memory in two and three parts, in a range of languages.

Choir – Secondary (Year 7 - 9)

Join the Singing Teacher and her talented choir. Covering all styles of music to performance standard. This inclusive group includes professional vocal coaching and guidance. A warm, welcoming, friendly and supportive class. A mini audition is required to join this club. Opportunities to perform in public

Cooking Club (Year 3 - 5)

Students will have great fun mastering their cookery skills such as mixing, whisking, kneading, grating, chopping, rolling, weighing and measuring to produce delicious creations!

Dragons Clay (Year 1 - 3)

Dragons Clay this year will be working on designing new clay projects, learning about new clay methods and creating beautiful work for both home and the annual art exhibition.

Film-Making and Video Editing (Year 7 - 9)

This is an opportunity for Key Stage 3 students to work on film or video projects of their own choice, and learn how to creatively use the power of Final Cut Pro X editing software on Apple Mac computers. No previous filming or editing experience is required or expected – you will learn how to plan and organise shoots, to use cameras and tripods, and editing software (including sound and music).

Guitar Orchestra – Primary (Year 3 - 6)

This club introduces young guitar players into ensemble playing and first performances. The pieces that are taught will be selected according to age group. Guitar players that are not in lessons with Mr. Schier will need to audition.

Guitar Orchestra – Secondary (Year 7 - 13)

This club focusses on advanced players in secondary school. The pieces are chosen a bit more ambitiously and the idea is to be able to join possible festivals and competitions as much as performing on a higher level on various occasions. Guitar players that are not in lessons with Mr. Schier will need to audition.

Jazz - Junior (Year 7 - 13)

This intermediate group is a chance to explore jazz performance, and serves as a feeder group for the Advanced Jazz Ensemble. Learn to play solo, accompany, read chord changes and develop your listening and ensemble skills. Participants will need to put in time at home practicing between rehearsals. The focus is on learning pieces from the jazz repertoire for performance at concerts and school events. Additional rehearsals may be programmed prior to performances. If you aren’t already part of the ensemble, please be prepared to play/sing an audition piece (jazz or classical).

Jazz - Senior (Year 7 – 13)

This is an advanced group for students who demonstrate instrumental proficiency. Students learn to read jazz heads, improvise and read chord changes. They will need to be willing to put in time on scales, chords/arpeggios, and improvising techniques as well as learning jazz terminology. This ensemble represents St George's at various functions including art exhibits, fundraisers and, last year, at the residence of the British Ambassador to Luxembourg. Students must therefore be willing to put in personal preparation time as well as be willing to attend occasional additional rehearsals when concerts are approaching. This ensemble is open to Secondary students by audition only.

Performance Strings (Year 7 - 13)

For students with three or more years of experience on the violin or cello, Performance Strings follows on from Intermediate Strings, and is aimed at students preferably from Grade 3 and above ABRSM (or equivalent). Students will work together to prepare repertoire and participate in concerts during the year. Participation in our Christmas and Summer Ensembles concerts is mandatory. This club will be run by Ms Chen, a Professional Cellist and Music Teacher, and assisted by Ms Bydder, Primary Music Teacher.

Radio Club (Year 5 - 6)

The Radio Club will enable and give students a voice, allowing them to broadcast what is happening around the school. Students will be able to report on events around the school, conduct interviews, be creative in terms of coming up with shows and delivering them. This will also give the students a chance to celebrate achievements within the school and local community. Allowing students to use their speaking and listening, ICT, research and writing skills to become great radio personalities for the school

Recorder Club (Year 5 - 6)

Students who have completed the ‘Recorder Karate’ programme, or who are of equivalent level, are welcome to join the lunchtime club. We will develop our ensemble skills and find opportunities to perform.

School of Rock (Year 5 - 13)

The club intends to create a Student Rock Band that will be able to perform and play various easy Rock Songs. Instruments that are welcome are: Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums and keyboards/Piano as well as singers. Basic knowledge on the instruments is an advantage as there will be no instrumental teaching in the club. In case of doubt refer to the Instrumental Teacher or see Mr. Schier for a quick audition.

Sculpting Science (Year 7 - 10)

Students will use a variety of 3D sculpture and craft techniques to reinforce learning of scientific concepts whilst creating an interesting work of art.

Senior Vocal Ensemble (Year 10 - 13)

Giving students the chance to expand their singing skills in ways not available to vocalists who only perform as soloists. This group will give students the tools to develop their vocal performance and technique. Teaching students how to work as a group to create beautiful music and develop their vocal ability, musical understanding and performance techniques. This ensemble is open to all students in Years 10 – 13, by audition. Some previous experience is beneficial but not compulsory. Bring your passion and drive, practice will do the rest!

Sewing Club (Year 1 - 2) + Sewing Club (Year 3 - 4)

Sewing Club will provide the students with the knowledge of the different basic stitches. Students will each have a little bag provided which will stay at school with their work inside. Projects will include felt pin cushions, bookmarks and basic embroidery if possible. Students will be able to take the finished item home once completed. Sewing club will hopefully provide a time for the children to relax and calm down after a busy day at school.

Story Box (Reception)

Story Boxes create special opportunities to revisit the storylines themselves of a particular story. They encourage children to discuss key elements such as character, plot and to make decisions about how they create the setting. Children can use the box to story tell the next episode or create another story with a similar setting or characters. Why not get your child to join our club so that they can create their own very story box. For the winter term, we will be creating a story box for “Where the Wild Things are” by Maurice Sendak.

Story Time and Sing-a long (Reception)

Reading stories and singing are a wonderful way for our younger students to relax and feel at home in the cosy environment of the library, surrounded by the most wonderful stories. Stories and songs encourage the imagination of everybody and how better than to start from early years. Students can come along and enjoy various stories, sing-along time and from time to time dressing up. A magical time in the magical world of books!

String Ensemble - Primary (Year 4 - 13)

Throughout the school year we work hard on new pieces and learn how to play music with other string players. During the upcoming school year there will be many performance opportunities. Currently String Ensemble has mostly violins and cellos, however more violins, viola, cello and double bass players are always welcome. If you play a string instrument, and you enjoy chamber music, this would be the perfect club for you. Come join us! We play in a friendly environment and would love to have new players.

Upscaling & Recycling Crafts (Year 3 - 4) + (Year 5 - 6)

In this craft club students will be taught how to create quality upcycled items both for their own use and to give as gifts, using materials which would otherwise be destined for the earths ever-growing refuse pile.

Wind Ensemble (Year 5 - 13)

This group is for students starting at least their third year on their instrument or by arrangement. The music is in parts with challenging harmony and rhythms so excellent music reading skills are required. This year we will perform for Remembrance Day, Christmas, Spring and Summer concerts. During the Summer session, students taking part in the ABRSM exams will have some additional support to help prepare them for the exam. Students should put in time on their own parts and come prepared for rehearsals. Occasional sectional rehearsals will be organised in order to increase the quality of performance

Young Voices Choir (Year 5 - 6)

Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Morris have signed up to take part in Young Voices again this year. That means you and your friends will be singing with over 5,000-8,000 other children! Being a member of one of the largest choirs in the world means that you get to practice with some of the best professional musicians in the world and get to learn some great skills from a world-famous Conductor and Musical Director. You'll also be able to boogie alongside the amazing Creative Director, who will teach you all your dance moves. The world's best lighting and sound technicians will be making you look likea star. You will, however, have to work hard to learn your songs and dance moves. We will be attending an optional trip to the Young Voices concert in February 2020 at the London O2 Arena; singing with real pop stars and dancing with the Urban Stride Dance company. As a reference please note the cost charged for the 2019 trip was €250. Further details are available at www.youngvoices.co.uk.

                 

 

   

 

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