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:

Soundwaves October 2017

13 Oct

Soundwaves, St Kilian's CS's Music Festival, takes place during the week beginning Monday, October 16th. The week is chock-a-block with interesting, varied and enjoyable recitals, workshops, talks, concerts and other performances. Many thanks to Ms O'Sullivan for a tremendous feat of organising and good luck to her and everyone involved for the week ahead.
Please read on for full details.


Oscar Yeoh (4th Year) - Maths and Science Success!

10 Oct

Congratulations to Oscar Yeoh (4th Year) who, on the basis of his Junior Cert results, has been shortlisted to represent Ireland at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) and the European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO). Final team selections will take place in the coming months. Best of luck, Oscar!


Amgen partnership continues for 2017-2018

17 Sep

St Kilian's CS's continued partnership with Amgen has been confirmed for 2017-2018. The school looks forward to a continuation of the great benefits experienced by our students last year. These included specialised laboratory work, a careers event and a site visit to the Amgen Dún Laoghaire plant. The school greatly appreciates our links with Amgen, and the work of Business in the Community in establishing the partnership.


Junior Certificate 2017

15 Sep

Congratulations to the 3rd Year Class of 2017 on achieving some of the best results seen at St Kilian's for many years. Many thanks to their teachers and families for their hard work and support in ensuring that this could happen.


Lourdes 2017

10 Sep

Five 6th Year students are currently in Lourdes as helpers on the annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage. Best wishes to Georgia Browne, Amber Murray, Niamh Murray, Seán O'Dowd and Iuliane Ureche and their Year Head, Mrs Helen Dodd, who is accompanying them.


Welcome Back!

27 Aug

A very warm 'Welcome Back' to all students and staff from what, we hope, was a very enjoyable summer break. A special welcome to our First Year students and to those students transferring from other local schools and from abroad. We hope that you will be very happy at St Kilian's.
Many thanks to all of the staff of the school, to the Parents' Association and to their student helpers who have worked so hard over the summer months.
Best wishes to everyone for an enjoyable and successful new school year!


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.