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The Music Box Singers
Ever wonder what happens in our classes? Here’s how things are shaping up for our singers this year! We are still open for new members so have a read on…..
THE MUSIC BOX SINGERS (ages 6+. Tuesdays @ 4pm in Drumfries, Wednesdays @ 5pm in Buncrana).
This is one busy crew, I always call them ‘The Hardest Working Kids in Showbiz’! We’ve undertaken a lovely heritage project for September and October. Learning songs and recitations from the ‘big nights’ held in rural areas before tv and radio! We’ll perform them at the end of October at a special concert hosted by the International Choir Festival in Derry at The Exchange, and also in a special event for older members of our community at The Sliabh Sneacht Centre in Drumfries. This project has extended into schools in Drumfries and the Illies, thanks to funding from The Sliabh Sneacht Centre and the Donegal County Council Culture and Heritage Fund.
Alongside this, we are already planning a beautiful musical Christmas celebration that we hope you can attend. One night only, in our beautiful cinema building, St. Mary’s Hall. This will definitely leave you with that warm Christmassy glow as we share old and new Christmas songs and bring the best in Christmas cheer your way. Performances from Boogie Bugs, Guitar Academy Students, Music Box Singers and special guests, and in true Irish fashion – a little something for everyone in the audience!
After all this, we move into the new year with plans to record some special music – music for wellbeing. Songs specially written with children in mind, and all the big emotions they face daily as they navigate sometimes complicated lives and situations. It’s good to remember our children need selfcare too, and these songs will help our kids remember to be kind to themselves and each other. As always, our musical year culminates in wonderful Summer concert, showcasing our children’s love of music and all they’ve been learning throughout the year!
Can you still join us on this musical adventure?? Yes you can! This group is warm and supportive, hard working and funny and we keep collaboration and kindness at the heart of what we do, so definitely, PM if you’d like to be part of it this year!
Our singing groups have had an amazing journey, from massive concerts, to several recording opportunities – these guys are the hardest working singers in the biz! Aged 6 and up, we meet weekly and are so delighted to have the opportunity to get back together, under modified circumstances of course, but regardless – THERE WILL BE SINGING, and that’s what really counts!
This year, to accommodate safety of our students, our classes will be a blend of singing and basic Music education – we’ll take time to listen, learn, sing and explore all kinds of music and the basics of theory that will carry us into secondary school and beyond. Masks WILL be required for parts of the class and classes will be 45 minutes long. There will of course be social distancing measures and limited numbers, so please be sure to book your place – this class will run in The Exchange in Buncrana, and the Sliabh Sneacht centre in Drumfries, so hopefully we’ll find you a place in one of our groups!