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Music Concert, Hollywood & Broadway

Music Concert There’s No Business Like Show Business

On Wednesday 26th March the choir put on a show for our parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles. The theme was Hollywood and Broadway and featured lots of songs from various musicals. Everyone came in bright colorful clothes for the evening and we all looked fantastic. The entrance hall was decorated with a red carpet and streamers while the hall was decorated as the Oscars.

The evening kicked off with ‘Another Openin’, Another Show from the musical Kiss Me Kate with a dance by Sophie, Eva and Jasmine. Then we sang ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ from Gypsy the Musical. After that we sang ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’ from Song Of The South. Next was ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’ from Cinderella and there was a dance by Emma, Eva and Jasmine. Then we had a Matilda medley. We started with ‘Naughty’; Sasha sang the first two verses solo. Year six then came in and joined in for the rest of the song. Secondly, Year Six sang ‘Revolting Children’ (what a coincidence!). Finally, we sang ‘When I Grow Up’. Isobel; Isabelle; Maisie and Bethan sang the first two verses together. When it was the instrumental Sasha and India joined them for an amazing dance.

After the Matilda fest, we sang ‘The Candy Man’ from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Next was ‘Seventy-six Trombones’ from The Music Man. In the middle of the song the Hollywood sign fell down and, being the pros we were, everyone carried on singing. We then sung ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’ from Hello Dolly, followed by ‘Over The Rainbow’ with solos from Izzy, Jessica, India and Ella. Following on from the Wizard Of Oz theme, we then sang ‘We’re Off To See The Wizard’.Next we had Poppy singing ‘Memory’ from the musical Cats. She sang the whole song very, very well sending some of the adults to tears! After, we had Shreya and Emilie singing a couple of verses from ‘This Is The Moment’ from Jeckyll and Hyde Then was ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, Shreya and Emily did a very fast dance! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is from the very popular musical Mary Poppins. After we sang ‘The Rhythm of Life’ from Sweet Charity. Our final song of the night was ‘There’s No Business Like Showbusiness’.

It was a very, very fun night, we can’t wait to do it again on Monday!

Thank you to the wonderful Mr. Smith who runs choir and played the piano, the paparazzi (Mrs Simkins), the PTA for decorating the hall and the mums and dads for coming to watch!

Report by: Isobel and Isabelle


JS - 31 March 2014 14:50 - General End of Year Music Concert

End of Year Music Concert July 2013.

On Tuesday 9th July, parents were invited to an afternoon of music and singing.
The choir began the afternoon singing ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ and ‘My Way’. Then followed violins, solos on piano, flute, saxophone & drums. Some children were brave enough to sing solo. Many varied pieces of music were played ranging from, ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ & ‘Shine Bright Like A Diamond’. The choir joined the top recorder group with a rendition of ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’. The concert ended with the choir singing ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, which has become their favourite piece of this year.

JS - 16 July 2013 13:49 - GeneralSummer Music Concert 2011

On Tuesday 12th July, the choir and some brave soloists sang and played in a concert for parents.  With recorders and ukuleles from year 3, through to flute, saxaphone, clarinet and guitar playing from year 6.  Drums were also played by Jamie and George from year 4.  A wide variety of music was played and sung.  The choir was accompanied by some dancers.

Congratulations to all those who took part and to those brave enough to perform solo's.

Thank you to Mr Smith and to Mrs Harris for organising the concert.

JS - 14 July 2011 16:16 - GeneralChristmas Music Concert

Christmas Music Concert 2010.

The choir sang various Christmas songs to parents and the recorder groups played Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells.

Violins, saxophones and the piano were also played by various soloists.

The flute group played Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Silent Night and the beautiful Snowman Theme - Christmas must be coming............

- 16 December 2010 10:03 - GeneralMusic Concert

End of Year Music Concert July 2010.

Parents were invited to an afternoon of music and singing. The concert consisted of year 3 recorder groups, choirs, recorder quartets and trios, piano solos, violin solos, guitars, trumpets, saxophones and drums.

Many varied pieces of music were played ranging from The Grand Old Duke of York and Pink Panther to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Viva la Vida and Somewhere.

Thank you to Mr Smith and Mrs Harris for putting the concert together and accompanying some of the soloists.

- 17 July 2010 17:55 - GeneralFlute Group play at Charity Concert

Flute group play at Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity Concert

On Saturday 10th July, 7 members of the flute group went to Hawkhurst Baptist Church for a music concert to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
Scarlett & Emily played Mexican Madness, followed by Emily and Mrs Harris playing No Matter What. Eleanor played March Militaire; Annie played Lets Beguine & The Whole Day Long. Isabella played Andante Alla Siciliana. The group played pieces from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oompah Loompah, The Flintstones, Edelweiss, Star Wars, Pachabells Canon and Lum bah Yah. The concert finished with Sing a Rainbow.

We all had a great time and raised £292.86.

Thank you to everyone who supported us and to Mrs Harris who organised the event.

Report by Isabella.

- 17 July 2010 17:09 - GeneralMusic Concert

Music Concert – March 2010.

On the evenings of Monday and Tuesday 29th / 30th March, the School Choir, School Band with Mrs Lyons and Mrs Harris’s Flute Group put on a Music Concert in the School Hall.

It went very well and we sang lots of songs from Cats, Oliver, The Jungle Book, and Gilbert & Sullivan and did lots of dances. There were also solo’s from Emily and Beth.

The flute group played music from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wallace & Gromit and the Flintstones.

The School Band played a piece from Les Misérables.

The concert ended with Mr Mistoffelees, the audience all joined in with the chorus.

Report by Emily and Mia.


- 2 April 2010 15:56 - GeneralBeginner Recorder Festival at TWGGS

Beginner Recorder Festival at TWGGS.

On Friday 12th February, St. James’ beginner recorder group went to Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School, where we took part in a big recorder festival. We played a few games and played some songs like Mile Oliver’s Tank Top, Chilled and lots more.

Thank you to Mr Chandler for driving us there and also to Mrs Harris and Mrs Woolgar for supporting us.

There was an orchestra with lots of different instruments like flutes, recorders, trumpets, saxophones and other musical instruments, all played by the girls. There were lots of different schools from all over Tunbridge Wells.

We had lots of fun!

Thomas, Freya, Chloe, Maddy, Oscar and Isobel, all from 3A. Cecelia, Sophia, Louis, Elliott, Freya, Emelia, Molly, Annie and Ruby, all from 3 Alpha.

Report by Cece.

- 25 February 2010 13:52 - GeneralChristmas Music Concert

Christmas Music Concert, performed by the School Bands.


On Wednesday 9th December 2009 the School Bands played in a concert to their parents.  Instruments played included recorders, flutes, violins, saxophones, drums trumpets.  They played some wonderful pieces of music, the theme from Titanic with a haunting recorder solo by Amy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The House of The Rising Sun and many others. 


The Bands and Groups were led by Carrie Lyons and Mrs Harris. Mr Smith accompanied some of the groups on the piano.

- 11 December 2009 11:40 - GeneralYear 3 Junk Model Orchestra

Junk Model Orchestra, Year 3


On Wednesday 11th November, Year 3 made a junk orchestra. We made some drums and put beans in them to change the sound. Some people made horns that made the sound of ships. There were shakers made from chickpeas and lentils in balloons, cans and plastic bottles. We had a fantastic day!

Report by 3 Alpha

- 13 November 2009 10:09 - GeneralAdiemus - Year 5 Concert

Adiemus at the Assembly Hall.

On Monday 6th July, Year 5 joined Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School in a stunning concert at the Assembly Halls.

They sang a range of works by Karl Jenkins accompanied by TWGGS orchestra.

Several members of the audience commented that it was great to see the children enjoying themselves so much up on stage.

The St. James' Swing Band also performed. Children from Claremont and Bishops Down also took part.

- 12 July 2009 23:59 - GeneralEnd of Year Music Concert

The end of year Music Concert took place on Tuesday 7th July 2009 in the main hall with parents and friends watching on. Many pupils took part.

The year 3 Recorder Players opened the concert with BB Blues and Wet and Windy. They were followed by the Choirs, both junior and senior, singing Abba songs. Then the Beginner Recorders, Recorder Duets, Flute Duets, Violins, Piano players, Middle Recorder Group, Top Recorder Group and some Soloists and a Vocal Group performed.

- 9 July 2009 00:04 - GeneralMusic Festival

Music FestivalOn Monday 30th March, St. James’ senior choir went to the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells for a Music Festival.

We had a practise on Monday morning with Pembury, Claremont, St. John’s and St. Paul’s Schools.

All of the schools sung very well, but I think our school was the best as we had instruments.

The first song was Ocean Commotion. We all made sea noises to feel as if we were actually in the sea.

We also did the noises in the song, The Rainforest Breaths. We split into three groups, the bees, monkeys and the parrots. When we were doing the real thing I think the Mums and Dads thought we had lost it!!!

The real thing went really well, nothing went and nothing went wrong.

Thank you Mr Smith for taking us and making it go well. Also thank you to Mrs Schone, Mrs Ingman and Mr Chandler for being there and helping us.

- 30 March 2009 18:24 - GeneralSounds Like Tobago

St. James’ Junior School welcomed delegates from the Tobago House of Assembly as part of an education programme Sounds Like Tobago, funded by the Tobago Government.

The delegation comprised representatives from the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, and the Department of Tourism from the Tobago House Assembly, including Heather Caruth, Administrator for Education, Youth & Sport; Elinore King, Schools Supervisor; Mr John Arnold, Event Co-ordinator , Avion Hercules and Oona McNeil, Development Officers. The delegation was accompanied by its very own steel pannist and videographer.

Harry, Sophie and Sophie were taught how to play the pan. They learnt how to play Mary Had A Little Lamb in a minute. Children were then shown a short film on life in Trinidad and Tobago. Before listening to music on the pan and learning how they are made. At the end of afternoon children were given a pack containing goodies and details of a competition, in which the winners win a week in Tobago.

We hope to further develop the link with the group in the next few months.

For more information please click the following links www.soundsliketobago.com

- 13 March 2009 00:21 - GeneralMusic Concert

Here are some photo's from the music concert on Friday (18th July 2008) afternoon, enjoyed by a hall full of parents who watched individuals perform along with the choir and orchestra for a great afternoon of music.

- 21 July 2008 01:09 - GeneralRecorders

Report by Claire and Siobhan.

On Tuesday 1st July, the top recorder group met up with TWGGS, Speldhurst, Claremont and Bidborough to play some recorder pieces. We played four pieces and some schools played their own. We had a great time and thank you Mr Smith for organising it.

- 1 July 2008 00:57 - General
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