Actually, that’s not really a misleading headline, for the boys and girls of The Music Box, it’s a very busy time, lots of small projects to do while preparing for big shows, community appearances and learning lots and lots of great Christmas songs….Here’s a quick breakdown of what is coming up – keep an eye out for your kids class! ❤
Boogie Bugs kids will be learning lots of great Christmas songs & tunes and creating their own musically themed tree decoration ❤
Preschools will be learning new and classic Christmas songs and some will be doing our original Preschool Christmas Play – it’s short and simple and perfect for this young age group. A traditional Nativity story, it’s called ‘Welcome, welcome Jesus’.
Beginner guitarists will be learning Christmas songs, but won’t have show this Christmas, it’s a little too soon – but they’ll definitely be able to play a festive tune or two for you! Not bad for having just picked guitars up in September!
SLIABH SNEACHT SINGERS – Here’s your Christmas schedule (in addition to regular classes).
NOV 12th: 1 – 2pm (Optional) Making musically themed tree decorations for The Music Box’s ‘song tree’ that will be displayed in St. Mary’s Oratory Buncrana as part of the Christmas Tree Trail
NOV 27th: 2.30 – 3.30pm. You’ll be doing a short 20 minute set at the centre’s Christmas fair on November 27th (performance at 3pm).
DEC 2oth: 7pm The Sliabh Sneacht Singers Christmas Show. Regular 5pm class followed by a break (pls bring sandwich/snack) and show prep. Open to friends, family and the community, this will be our first major performance. Show will last about 1hr. 🙂
WEE GLEE SINGERS:
NOV 12th: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Optional) Making musically themed tree decorations for The Music Box’s ‘song tree’ that will be displayed in St. Mary’s Oratory Buncrana as part of the Christmas Tree Trail
December 18th 7.30pm – Gateway Singers Christmas, St. Mary’s Oratory. A huge highlight of our performing calendar, we’re delighted to be invited back again for a third year! They have asked that our singers stay on for as much of the event as possible. The disruption of our leaving, mostly at once and the empty front rows was quite noticeable. This is a really important event for our singers, and one they learn so much from, by joining such a grown up and accomplished list of performers and singing for such a large crowd. It’s a great credit to them that they are asked back. It may start a little earlier this year too.
December 23rd (Children in at 6pm, show at 7pm) – Wee Glee Christmas Show. Our annual Christmas show, open to friends, family and the wider community. We keep this close to Christmas to remind us it’s time to slow down and enjoy the season…….it’s a great signal that it’s finally here, and the children have been working hard on some new and beautiful seasonal songs ❤
NOV 12th: 1-2pm in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre OR 2.30pm – 3.30pm in The Exchange (Optional) Making musically themed tree decorations for The Music Box’s ‘song tree’ that will be displayed in St. Mary’s Oratory Buncrana as part of the Christmas Tree Trail
Wednesday 6pm class Christmas Show: December 21st, Children in at 6pm for regular class, Christmas show at 7pm sharp.
Thursday 5pm class Christmas Show: December 16th, Children in at 6.30, show at 7.00pm sharp.
Thursday 6pm class Christmas Show: December 22nd, Children in for regular class at 6pm, show at 7pm sharp.
Anti Bullying Art Exhibition – many of the children will have work exhibited in this exhibition, dates are 18, 19, 20th Nov in The Exchange 11 – 7pm, and 21 Nov – 1 Dec in the Playhouse, Derry. Please do still submit art if you wish and please attend also.
Christmas Tree Trail – over 40 trees exhibited throughout the town of Buncrana and we’ve been asked to decorate ‘The Song Tree’! Dates for assisting with making some decorations are listed above – attendance to decoration making is optional and free 🙂