The School Band 2014-2015
The School Band practises every week and perform at school ceremonies and events throughout the year. Band practice will resume soon. Here's a photo of the entire band from a couple of years ago.
Musical Instrument Project. 5th Class 2015/2016
The children learned all about the science of sound and how musical instruments make sound. The task was to design and make an instrument using recycled materials which could change pitch and which had at least three notes. The children also had to name their instrument, compose a tune on it and display their instruments to the other classes.
Traditional Irish Music Classes
Traditional Music Classes take place every Tuesday after school, in tin whistle, fiddle, mandolin and banjo.
Our School Choir Performed at the Peace Proms
February 6th 2016
The choir practice every Wednesday after school. In recent years they have performed at the Hallelujah Concert and the Peace Proms. On Saturday the 6th of February they traveled to the R.D.S in Dublin to perform at the Peace Proms.Everyone was excellent and sang and danced their hearts out. Well done to everyone for their commitment to practice every week.
Every Christmas the choir sing at Baltinglass hospital for the senior citizens. They also sing at the the Confirmation and Communion ceremonies in the Church. At the end of every school year they perform at the end of year concert.
4th Class Tour to RTÉ Musical Adventures
In November 2015 Ms. Owens, Ms. Hannafin and fourth classes went on an exciting trip to the National Concert Hall to attend ‘Musical Adventures with the RTE Symphony Orchestra’. Musical Adventures is all about capturing the imagination of children and teachers, experiencing the power of a live orchestra and introducing the individual instruments and instrument families.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and leading music animateur, presenter and broadcaster Tom Redmond presented a rich array of orchestral favourites including excerpts from Stravinsky's Firebird, Grieg's Peer Gynt, Ravel's Mother Goose, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and John Williams' Star Wars.
Era Ferizi was selected by the conductor to conduct the Symphony Orchestra playing Rossini's William Tell Overture. Era conducted with poise and a brilliant sense of timing and dramatic flair! The teachers and pupils of Scoil Naomh Iosaf were so proud of her talent and confidence.
Musical Adventures concluded with all the boys and girls in the concert hall singing the soul affirming song “Life is a Wonderful Thing”.