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:

Leaving Cert Results and CAO Offers

22 Aug

Congratulations to the 6th Year Class of 2017 on their great results in the Leaving Certificate examinations!
Best wishes to all of the students in the years ahead, in their chosen college courses and careers. Students who need CAO or careers advice should contact the school.


Book Rental Scheme

13 Jul

Please return all outstanding books to the Book Rental Office in Room 33 immediately.
Many thanks to the Parents' Association and Mrs Helen Browne for their voluntary efforts in running the Scheme.


Changes in School Arrangements for week beginning Monday, May 29th

28 May

Students, Parents and Guardians, please read the attached important notice.


Soundwaves 2017

12 May

The school's inaugural Soundwaves music festival was held this week, May8th to 12th. The week's events were a showcase for the school's many talented students, as well as providing opportunities for masterclasses, recitals and collaborations with a host of local and national figures from across the music world. Many thanks to Ms Louise O'Sullivan for making this wonderful event such a tremendous success.


Claire Byrne Live

12 May

On Monday, May 8th, a group of fourteen senior students were audience guests on the Claire Byrne Live show on RTE1 television. It was a great experience of how live television programmes are put together. Thanks to Ms Tracey Brophy for all of her organising.


German Exchange 2017

21 Apr

Bon Voyage to the group of fourteen St Kilian's CS students, accompanied by Mr Donohoe and Ms O'Shea, who will be visiting our twin school, Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Germany from April 21st until April 29th. This is the 32nd year of the exchange.


TY Trip to Killary Adventure Centre

21 Apr

Seventy hardy TY souls spent an unforgettable few days at Killary Adventure Centre, County Galway in late March.


Under-17 Football Heartbreak!

21 Apr

The school's gallant Under-17 Boys' Football team narrowly lost the FAI Leinster Schools Final to Balbriggan CC on a 2-1 scoreline, despite playing most of the game with just 10 men. Hard luck to the team and their manager, Mr Jenkins, but hearty congratulations to everyone, too, on a very successful year.


Megan O'Daly (6th Year) at the National Gallery

21 Apr

Last year, Megan O’Daly (6th Year) won the Leinster region of the Blackrock Education Centre’s 1916 poster contest, titled “What will Ireland look like in 2016?” The competition was held to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916. Her winning entry is now part of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square.


Easter Supervised Study

13 Apr

Supervised Study takes place from 9.00am to 1.00pm during the Easter Holidays (Mon-Thurs in Week 1; Tues-Fri in Week 2). Lunch is supplied at 11.00am.
Enquiries to the School Office.