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May 6th 2015

Getting Ready...


The beautiful sound of sweet singing voices could be heard around the school this afternoon as the school choir rehearsed for their next performance. Under the careful guidance of Ms Morris, the choir are preparing for 12 0'Clock Mass in St Paul's Church on Sunday May 10th, when our second class students will receive their First Holy Communion. And from what I heard today, anyone who is attending that Mass is in for a musical treat!

choir rehersal - communion 2015


March 26th 2015

Musical Performance


dsc 0341 - copyToday, we were treated to a musical extravaganza in St Paul's Church. The Garda Band, took time out of their busy schedule to pay us a visit. Under the direction of Inspector Pat Kenny, they played a number of pieces to the delight of their audience. At intervals throughout the performance, our school orchestra, choir and three class groups learning the recorder had the privilege to perform alongside the professional Garda Band. Many familiar pieces were played and were recognised by the children. We were introduced to all the instruments in the band from the smallest, the piccalo to the largest which was the tuba. The children really enjoyed taking part in the theme song from the much loved cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants, but the loudest cheers came when all the teaching staff were asked to join the band on the altar to sing along and perform the actions to 'Head, shoulders, knees and toes'. We are very grateful to the Garda Band for performing and entertaining us so well today. Thanks also to Ms Emer Morris, Mrs Helen Hassett, Mr Bob Batty, Mr Gerry Lacey and Mr Lorcan Daly for preparing the children for this performance.

garada band 1

garda band 2


March 5th 2015

Féis Baile Átha Cliath


Yesterday, our choir and orchestra travelled with their teachers Ms Morris and Mrs Hassett, to the Basketball Arena in Tallaght to take part in 'Féis Baile Átha Cliath'.

kids in orchestra

The 83 strong orchestra were first to perform. They played three pieces - the theme music from the ballet, 'Swan Lake', then the rock 'n' roll classic, 'Rock around the Clock' and lastly a traditional piece by Irish composer Turlough O'Carolan entitled 'Fanny Power'.

The choir of 52 were up next. They began with a traditionalchildrens choir Irish folk song, 'Túirne Mháire', then a song from the 'Billy Elliot' musical called 'Electricity' and they finished with 'Tomorrow' from the musical 'Annie'. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and they are looking forward to their next performance.

feis 2015


January 19th 2015

Army Band Performance


musical instruments - copyToday, the children from our second, third & fourth classes and members of the school orchestra, walked to the Arts Centre to see a musical performance by the Army Band,  from the Athlone barracks. The children were introduced to the many and varied instruments from the woodwind, string, brass and percussion families. A number of teachers and children were invited up on stage to learn movement and dance while the band played. Some children had the opportunity to play some percussion instruments. One very lucky boy, Jack Gaudet from Mrs Walters Fourth Class', was chosen to take a turn at conducting the band! Not an easy task I'm sure you'll agree but one that Jack relished. There was also a wonderful rendition of 'New York, New York' from the 'Sweet Tunes' Active Retirement Choir. What a lovely start to the week! The children and their teachers would like to thank everyone involved in this very enjoyable musical treat.

army band performance


September 26th 2014

School Orchestra


music notes 2The hall was alive with music this morning as the school orchestra had their first rehearsal of the school year. Ms Morris welcomed almost 90 eager students playing a host of instruments - recorders, tenor recorders, violins, trumpets, saxophones and flutes. They got off to a flying start and we look forward to hearing their first performance. We wish them a successful year!

orchestra 2014-2015

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