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I am pleased to share with you the details for this year’s Dartford Primary Orchestra Day on Wednesday 10th June at The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, DA1 2JZ.
What is a Primary Orchestra Day?
The Dartford Primary Orchestra Day is a celebration event for up to 150 KS2 instrumentalists who are still at the early stages of their instrumental learning. Primary schools from all over Dartford are invited to take part and repertoire is shared with schools prior to the event for rehearsal. The event itself involves a day of rehearsals at 10am, followed by a free concert to friends and family at 4-5pm. Participation in this project is set at £5 per pupil. Schools will be invoiced prior to the event.
We have engaged local tutors James Drake and Jo D’Amiral as Musical Directors for the event and they are working to formulate a programme that is engaging, inspiring and accessible – and fun!
Who is the Primary Orchestra Day for?
The Dartford Primary Orchestra Day is open to KS2 continuers and those learning a musical instrument. This event will not be open to students who are currently in their first year of whole class instrumental tuition. The Dartford Primary Orchestra Day will not be placing any restrictions on choice of instrument and we are pleased to be able to accommodate keyboard/piano learners and drummers, many of whom do not get the opportunity to play in large ensembles. We will be providing teachers with the necessary support and differentiated resources to assist with this mix of instrumentation. Sections will also be supported by Kent Music instrumentalists during the performance.
What do I need to do now?
Please complete the Dartford Primary Orchestra Day 2020 Application form and return to me as soon as possible to secure your place. Due to the size of the venue, spaces will be limited to 150 total, but we are not restricting the size of a participating school. You will need to commit to learning and rehearsing the set pieces prior to the event.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Area Manager (Dartford and Gravesham)
01622 358405 (direct)