Craigburn Performing Arts Program

Choirs, Band and the Performing Arts program

Hello !


My name is Liz Eland, and I am very excited to be the performing arts teacher at Craigburn Primary School in 2019. It’s going to be a great year and we will have a lot of fun learning about Performing Arts together.
I have been the music teacher at Victor Harbor R-7 School and previously at Kangaroo Island Area Schools. I have four children and a lovely old dog called ‘Brownie’

In the Performing Arts lessons we will explore the elements of Music, Drama and Dance. During term one we will be focusing on Music. Using the elements (Rhythm, Pitch, Tempo, Texture and Dynamics) we will perform, rehearse and develop the skills to become confident and creative learners.

Apart from the weekly specialist lesson I am facilitating Junior Choir (Thursday 1:30pm Yr 3 & 4) Senior Choir (Thursday 2:10pm Yr 5, 6 & 7) and Band (Monday 1:00pm)

Stay tuned for further information on these wonderful learning opportunities and I will be sharing our successes with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries about the program.

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Celebration Night song lyrics

Hi All,

The combined Junior and Senior Choirs will be leading the community singing of 5 songs.

Please try to memorise all the lyrics. We only have 3 more rehearsals!

Mrs McDonald ๐Ÿ™‚

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Band – Counting Stars

Hi All,
Please find the mp3 attached.
Make sure you follow your music when you listen.
Have a go at playing along.
Mrs McDonald ๐Ÿ™‚

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Junior Choir Foyer Concert

Congratulations to the Junior Choir! We have been accepted to perform in the Foyer during the Festival of Music.
We will be performing on Friday September 21st 6:45 – 7:15pm – students to arrive at 6:30pm.
Please see the attached note – to be returned by Friday August 31st.

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Festival of Music dates

Hi All,
The Senior Choir will be performing in the Festival of Music on Wednesday September 19th at 7:30 pm (meeting time is 6:20pm)
You will be receiving ticket details soon but for now: tickets are $35.00 and will be available from BASS mid August.
Have a great holiday and remember to practise! ๐Ÿ™‚


Junior Choir Songs

Here is the list of songs that we have been working on during Semester 1.
*Life Without Sport
*Pretty Little Ditty
*I Can See Clearly Now
*Living in Australia
*Make a Difference
*Penguin Polka (YouTube link
*Tue Tue (YouTube link

I have attached the lyrics for the last 3 songs. Please see previous posts for lyrics for the other songs.

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Tue Tue-12wnu7e

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Colour My World Choreography challenge

I set a challenge for students to learn the choreography for the middle and end of ‘Colour My World’.
This is the link:

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Band – Charlie the Cat

Hi All,
Listen to the attached mp3 for Charlie the Cat ๐Ÿ™‚

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Choreography Leader Opportunity

Attention students who are interested in auditioning to be a Choreography Leader during the Festival of Music.
I am able to nominate only two students – one Soprano and one Alto.

Students wanting to audition will need to know the ‘Teacher’ Auslan signing and choreography and for the following songs:

Advance Australia Fair (Auslan)
Kusimama (body percussion)
Dare to Be Square (Auslan)
Colour My World (choreography)

This is the link for the Auslan etc.:

I am looking for:

* Students who display accurate, strong and artistic movements, with confidence and โ€˜stage presenceโ€™
* Students who sing with confidence & expression to help lead the choir
* Students who model a great singing face to match the feel of the song.

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Kusimama Percussion Opportunity

Hi All,
Please see the attached regarding percussion for Kusimama.
Any interested students would need to attend an audition at Blackwood High this Wednesday June 20th 4:30pm.
Kusimama Percussionist Flyer-2bwswse

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