On the 25th May, a music competition took place with a bucketload of musical talent. Mr Adams and Mrs Braddock – the school’s singing teachers – judged this competition. Eventually, after a hard week of contemplating who won, the decision was made. In the next whole-school-assembly they announced the winners and the school congratulated them with a humungous round of applause. We thanks Mr Adams and Mrs Braddock for organising this wonderful event.
On the 8th December the choir gave up their evening to sing at the PRU Hospital. They made nearly £100 in the charity collection for the hospital and received this wonderful letter of thanks:
Dear Mr Adams and the Choir,
On behalf of the Friends of the Princess Royal University Hospital I would like to thank you and Mr Nicholls for bringing the Tubbenden Choir to the PRUH this evening to sing some Christmas carols and songs.
It was very clear that the boys and girls in the choir were enjoying singing and those who listened enjoyed it too.
You will be aware that we were collecting in aid of the Friends of the PRUH and I am delighted to tell you that in the brief period you were there we collected £95.
Vice Chairman, Friends of the PRUH
The choir and Mr Adams have been incredibly busy towards the end of this term – their epic tour of the borough ended with their final public performance for Petts Wood, Bromley Carers.
The school received a wonderful email and kindest regards from Mary Mason:
‘Just wanted to write and thank you so much for the wonderful performance from your choir. They were a real highlight of the event and we have had many carers comment on how lovely their voices were and how much they appreciated them joining us. They were impeccably behaved and were so polite, they were a credit to the school.Thank you again for all you hard work so please pass on our thanks to the children & staff who accompanied them.’
Well done Choir you’ve done Tubbenden proud.
On Wednesday the 7th of December, the choir went on a singing trip to Bromley and they saw the winner of the X Factor Matt Terry ! After arriving at the Glades INTU, the choir sang their amazing songs to the Christmas shoppers. Whilst at the venue, they sang many Christmas songs that rose the spirits of the public and spread joy to everyone. They all went home happy, proud and glad that they even got to catch a glipse of a celebrity!
By Niamh, Alyssa and Sonya
We are proud of the choir who recently received this letter of thanks:
On behalf of everyone at Bromley Mencap I am writing to thank you and your choir for taking part in our Carol Singing Day at Intu Shopping Centre on Wednesday 07 December. I hope that you all enjoyed the occasion as much as our volunteers and customers at Intu did. The singing was absolutely wonderful and a great start to the festive season.
I am delighted to inform you that we collected an amazing amount of £687.44. You should all be very proud of yourselves and this will make a big difference to us and the families that we support.
All of the money raised will be used to help individuals of all ages who have disabilities in Bromley and provide support for their families. Events like the Carol Singing Day are vital for the future funding of the charity so we cannot thank you enough for taking part and supporting our work in such a positive way.
I wish all the staff, children and members of your choirs a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you can continue to support us in 2017.
On Thursday 17th March, the Infant Hall was alive with the sound of 92 recorders being played by some very enthusiastic Year 2 musicians. Led by Mrs Poole of BYMT, the children played 8 different pieces of varying complexity to an appreciative audience of parents and grandparents.
Some children had never played an instrument before, or read music, but despite this, they played beautifully. Some pieces were interspersed with rapping and singing as well.
They have enjoyed recorder lessons throughout the year, playing on their own recorders (kindly donated by the TFA) and composing their own pieces. The improvement of the children’s playing was very clear and we are all very proud of their accomplishments.
On February 9th our excellent Brass Band joined forces with children from Darrick Wood Junior School to open this year’s Bromley Schools Proms at the Fairfield Halls in front of an audience of over 1500 people. On the same evening members of our Junior Choir joined forces with children from other schools, including Warren Road Primary, to perform a number of original songs.
Under the direction of Sonja Perkins, who leads the band at Darrick Wood Junior and was ably assisted by Dennis Mycroft, Michael Dolovich and Faye Scott from BYMT, the band performed ‘Hard Rock Variations’, ‘Funky Town’ and ‘La Bamba’.
Both performances were full of vitality and the children demonstrated great skill. We are particularly grateful to Mr Adams and Mr Nichol, who worked so well with the choir, and Mrs O’Leary who helped with supervision in the evening.
What an incredible experience! Well done children – we are very proud of you.
Pictures above of the band and choir in rehearsals. You can double click on each picture to see an enlarged version.
If you double click on the blue link below you may see a short clip of the Band in rehearsals, depending on your technology.
Forget about Stereo Kicks and Andrea – Tubbenden’s Junior Choir has got the X-Factor! Last week they sang at the INTU shopping centre, Bromley, to raise money for Bromley Mencap.
The children sang a range of songs, including ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’. Well done to Miss Smith who conducts the choir so brilliantly. Click on the link below to see a short clip of the performance.
Well done children – we’re very proud!
It’s been an exciting few months for music at Tubbenden Primary. In the summer we launched our first ‘Band on the Run’ project, when 15 Year 4 children took an intensive five-week course to learn a brass or woodwind instrument, culminating in a concert for pupils and parents. Recently our second group completed their course, and now we have a big band at school!
The band will be performing this week at the Christmas Carol concert for the first time, although for some children there was an exciting opportunity in November to join the BYMT Junior Brass Ensemble in a concert at Langley Boys School.