Performing Arts

Star Warts Performance

A huge congratulations to all the Y5/6 pupils and staff on pulling together two fantastic performances this week. A fabulous team effort which left us feeling incredibly happy (and still humming the songs today) and proud!

An opportunity to see York Guildhall Orchestra

York Music Hub are delighted to be working in partnership with York Guildhall Orchestra to provide up to 200 free tickets for school-aged children/young people attending York schools, and their accompanying adults, to YGO’s upcoming concert at York Barbican!

The concert takes place on 20th May 2023 at 19:30. and ticket requests are to be submitted by 9:00 on Monday 8th May at the latest. In order to avoid disappointment, we advise completing the form as early as possible, as tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please see the 28/4/23 newsletter for more information about this event and ticket bookings.

KS2 Musical Opportunity

We’ve teamed up with York Music Forum to start a brand-new musical activity at Dunnington C.E. Primary after Autumn Half Term… the pBuzz Band! A pBuzz is a colourful plastic wind instrument that is so much fun to play and can lead on to playing any brass instrument. YMF will lend your child a pBuzz to bring home and practice.

pBuzz Band sessions will be on Thursdays immediately after school for children in KS2 and only cost £5 per session. Once your child has got to grips with playing a pBuzz there will an opportunity to move on to 1-2-1 brass instrument tuition. pBuzz Band sessions will be led by YMF Director, Ian Chalk, who you might know as the trumpet player in York-based party band ‘HUGE’.

Click here to get more information about our pBuzz Band and to register your child for sessions. Should there be a large number of children registering, we will look at the possibility of running more than one group.

Mr Chalk is also available in school and in his home studio for brass instrumental tuition. Contact him directly should you wish for your child to start learning an instrument: [email protected]. For further information on instrumental tuition, please see our Performing Arts Newsletter.<span class="su-quote-cite">Miss Dunn</span>

Performing Arts Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities for children to engage with the performing arts at school. We have a newly formed Year 5/6 Dance club who are now in rehearsal for the Yorkshire Schools’ Dance Festival, along with instrumental and singing tuition happening during the week. 

If your child wishes to start a club, or a musical instrument, please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Dunn or your child’s class teacher.