Wednesday, 18 December 2013

John Taylor Musicians Visit Buchanan!

Today we were fortunate to have the John Taylor Jazz Band, Choir and Drumline perform for Buchanan students! They played some Christmas favourites such as "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Joy To The World", as well as some classics such as "In The Hall of the Mountain King". The choir performed the song "Walking On Air" from the 1982 film The Snowman, as well as another exciting piece accompanied by the djembe drum. The drumline also dazzled us with their funky rhythms! Thanks John Taylor students!!

The Nutcracker Ballet!

For the week following our winter concert, students are learning about The Nutcracker Ballet. The music was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer who is also well-known for his other 2 ballets, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. He was born in 1840 and died in 1893.

In class we are watching the ballet as performed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Though we will not have time in class, students may enjoy watching an old cartoon version of the Nutcracker, called The Nutcracker Prince, at home!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Buchanan Staff Presents: What Does The Teacher Say?

Buchanan teachers like to have a little fun too, so we made our own parody of "What Does The Fox Say"! Enjoy!

Winter Concert: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Congratulations to all Buchanan students on their fantastic performance at our 2013 Winter Concert: Crazy Little Thing Called Love! Students did a wonderful job of bringing the audience back to the 80's!