St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Soundwaves 2017

Fri, May 12th, 2017

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL:  WELCOME!

Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May

A word of welcome from Ms O’Sullivan

Welcome to St Kilian’s first ever Soundwaves Music Festival which will take place from Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May.  We are very privileged and delighted to have so much participation from across the school community and from a very distinguished panel of artists who are giving of their time in the middle of busy international music schedules. 

One of the Music Syllabus aims is to promote ‘a culture of creative enjoyable engagement with Music’.   I am passionate that people will love music if they feel it, experience it, hear it, and never close their minds to hearing things that sound differently.  Essentially, it is life experience to attune oneself to the other (whoever that may be) and accept that it may not be the same as me but will only enhance and enlarge my world view.  This is what I am hoping will happen in some small way this week for all of us:  to hear the other.

I would like to thank our principal, Mr John Murphy, and the dedicated staff of St Kilian’s without whose support and encouragement this would not be possible.   Finally, thank you to all our wonderful fun-loving students who are coordinating and participating in all of the events. 

We want to welcome you all wholeheartedly to any of the events and hope you have a fantastic time with us. 

Louise O’Sullivan (Music Department, May 2017)

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL: LUNCH-TIME IN ST KILIAN’S

Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May

Everyone is very welcome to any or all of the following activities

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

TIME

13.05-

14.40

13.05-

14.40

11.15-12.30

13.05-

14.40

13.05-

14. 40

EVENT

Lip Sync Battle

Students, staff, parents (maybe?)

Roll up, roll up ladies and gentlemen! Please sign up!  Get your wigs and high heels ready!

Lunch-Time To Shine Special

with guests

Bjorn Jenkins (Guitar)

Paul Connolly (Tin whistle)

Laura O’Shea (Traditional Flute)

Sylvester (Mandolin) and friends

Mums Aloud, maybe!! (Parents doing instruments)

Joint Music Showcase

 

Between selected students/groups  from both St Kilian’s CS and St Fergal’s PS.

 

 

Song Contest  with a very distinguished panel of adjudicators!

 

Any budding song-writers out there among the school community?  Now is your chance!

Lunch-time Rave

 

Did you know that we have some resident  and very cool DJs in our school?  Well, be taken by surprise!

 

Come along and shake it all out!

VENUE

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

Canteen

 

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL: GUEST ARTISTS

Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May

Everyone is very welcome to any or all of the following activities

 

DAY

TUES

TUES

TUES

TIME

11.05-12.15

12.26-13.00

13.05-13.40

ARTISTS

Emily Beattie (Sarah Kernaghan’s daughter) Student in Temple Carraig. She’s doing

workshop on technology and music with TY MUS students. Very impressive and innovative use of composition, arrangement and performance using music technology.

Tim Doyle

(Uilleann Pipes)

Teacher with Music Generation will do a recital/talk on the uilleann pipes and will perform different tunes representative of traditional Irish music.  Tim also plays the fiddle and will be known to some students in the school.

St Kilian’s very own talented guest artists

 

Paul Connolly (Tin whistle)

Laura O’Shea

(Traditional Flute)

Bjorn Jenkins (Guitar)

Sylvester (Mandolin) and friends

Mums Aloud! The new parent instrumental group (Maybe!)

VENUE

Room 13

Canteen

Canteen

STUDENTS INVOLVED

TY Music Option Only

ALL Music Students if possible

EVERYONE!

 

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL: GUEST ARTISTS (Cont’d)

Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May

Everyone is very welcome to any or all of the following activities

 

DAY

TUES

THURS

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

TIME

13.50-14.27

14.27-15.06

14.27-15.06

9.38-10.54

14.27-15.06

ARTISTS

Redmond O’Toole

(Guitarist)

Redmond is a  professional classical guitarist. Plays an 8-string Brahms guitar like a cello. Most enjoyable repertoire.

Jordan Maher

and Dylan Cassidy

(Past-pupils of the school)

Jordan is studying Music in BIMM. They’ll play music and Jordan will talk about the course as well.

Ross Scanlon

(Past-pupil of the school and Noreen Scanlon’s son)

Professional tenor with wide variety of musical styles in opera and opera theatre.

 

He will do a Voice Masterclass with students in the school who would will be encouraged to avail of it. 

Anne-Marie O’Farrell (International Harpist, soprano and composer) will perform a varied repertoire of music for harp. Her son, Steph, who is a fifth year student in secondary school will play the fast movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight on rock guitar.

VENUE

TBA 3/4 Full class groups, and music students where possible

Those interested in music performance in school

Those with vocal talent from across the school

TBA 3/4 Full class groups,

and music students where possible

 

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC FESTIVAL:  AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC CHALLENGE

Monday, 8 May to Friday, 12 May

FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS AND STAFF

 

Have you got a spare half an hour after school each day that week?

 

Have you ever felt you’d like to learn an instrument??

 

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE A BUDDING ROCK STAR!!

 

Guitar, ukelele, keyboard, drums... Students and myself are tutors!

 

We’re giving you ONE week to learn a few chords or rhythms. 

 

BE IN ROOM 13 EACH DAY 15.44 (13.06 Wednesday).

 

It’s where it’s all happening that week!

 

PRIZES AND TREATS EACH DAY FOR THOSE WILLING TO GO!  WE HAVE THE INSTRUMENTS.  YOU JUST BRING YOURSELF… AND A FRIEND IF YOU FEEL TERRIFIED!

 


More news:

State Examinations

7 Jun

Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate students over the next three weeks of exams. May all of your hard work be rewarded!


6th Year Graduation 2018

27 May

St. Kilian's CS held its 6th Year Graduation and Awards Night on Thursday, May 24th.
It was a night for reminiscing and celebrating, with the school's Sports Hall transformed into a top-class theatre for the event.
We congratulate all of our 6th Year students and wish them well in the forthcoming State Examinations.


Sports Day 2018

27 May

The school's annual Sports Day was held on Wednesday, May 16th. In glorious sunshine, the day was a great success, with athletics, novelty events and chess ensuring that everyone could participate and have a great time.
In the afternoon, the 6th Years beat the Teachers' team on a scoreline of 5-2, in the annual, much-anticipated soccer match.


Daina Moorehouse (TY) wins Gold!

29 Apr

Congratulations to Daina Moorehouse (TY) who has won the Gold Medal, in the Light-Flyweight division, at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Italy.


TY Killary Trip 2018

28 Apr

The TY group spent a great few days in the West of Ireland in mid-April. The annual visit to Killary Adventure Centre in Leenane, County Galway, was another great success this year.


Junk Kouture 2017-2018

20 Apr

This has been another fantastic year for the TY Junk Kouture students. Well done to all of the students involved, and their teacher, Ms Ring.


Rusangano Family at St. Kilian's

16 Apr

The Choice Music Award winning rappers, The Rusangano Family, gave an amazing workshop for 4th and 5th Year Music students on Thursday, April 12th.


Hail and Rain!

6 Apr

Congratulations to Nathan Flanagan (6th Year) and Ben Rowsome (5th Year), better known as Hail and Rain, on winning the Public Vote at Stepping Stones: Battle of the Bands in Greystones.


Multicultural Day 2018

6 Apr

Multicultural Day 2018 was another outstanding success, with fantastic participation from students, their families and the staff of the school. The annual event is a tremendous celebration of the school's inclusive ethos and the diversity in our school community.


German Exchange 2018

6 Apr

Welcome to our twenty-two student guests, accompanied by two of their teachers, from our partner school, Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Germany. This year, our Würzburg friends will visit from April 6th to 14th. This is the thirty-sixth year of the exchange, which started in 1983. We hope that everyone has a great time over the next week.