Music in the Park and Night Market

Crawford Preparatory North Coast hosted our very first Music in the Park and Night Market, which was a great success and one of the highlights of our year so far.

Our young musicians played their hearts out to a very receptive audience at various outdoor venues around the Preparatory School. Our orchestra got the evening off to a wonderful beginning and from there our singers, choir, guitarists, violinists, saxophonists, recorders, percussionists, pianists, guitarists and drummers entertained everybody for the duration of the evening. The field was a hive of activity with stalls selling their wares and Laser Rush being a very popular game for those of all ages. Some of our Grade 7 pupils took the opportunity to put their leadership skills to the test and ran their own stalls very successfully, to help raise funds for the 2017 Grade 7 Farewell.

Visit from KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

Our students were delighted to hear music of all genres. One of the questions from a Preparatory student was whether the Orchestra could play a piece from Indiana Jones – the answer was that with the score (sheet music) in front of them, the members of the Orchestra can play any genre of music. The concert started off with the Star Wars Medley, a brief introduction to all instruments showing off the string section with Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Gounod’s piece for Woodwind and Brass, a percussion demo on Timpani and Drum kit by our own Stephan Pechoux, Pirates of the Caribbean medley, Pharrell’s Happy, ending off with our students singing the National Anthem accompanied by the Orchestra.

Daniel Watson from Preparatory participated.

Grade 3 French Day

Our Grade 3s arrived wearing the colours of the French flag in celebration of French Day. Pupils dressed up as famous French personalities, artiest and fashinoistas. There was an impressive exhibition of the finest French cuisine set up along the corridors, depicting the famous pavement style French Cafés. The children enjoyed construction Eiffel Towers out of Marshmallows and tooth picks. Au Revoir!

Dancecapade Show 2016

Grade 7 opened the Dancecapade show with drums, pom-poms and fireworks.

Dancecapade is a much anticipated highlight on our school calendar. This year it thrilled audiences with its usual whirl of glitz and colour, as dancers from Grade One to Grade Seven took to the floor.  It is fascinating to note the progression of skill and confidence that dance training of this calibre affords our Children. Evashnee Pillay our Dance Teacher has an amazing ability for training others and particularly for visualising and choreographing large dance numbers.

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Hairspray Drama Production

…. and the curtain closed on Hairspray Junior and what a week of sheer entertainment it was!
1962 in Baltimore, Tracy has one big dream, to dance on a well known TV show. This gave her and her friends the opportunity to celebrate students’ diversity and to celebrate the positive message of acceptance of each other.
The cast worked with passion, determination and a desire to achieve a show that we would all be proud of. Samantha Wright (Director) never doubted the ability of any child in the show. Her delightful, humorous coaching encouraged the children through each and very practice. Samantha uti-lized her talents as an Art and Drama Specialist to step up to the challenge of picking up with a given cast and ready script and produce a sell out show! My sincere thanks go to her for the ultimate success of the show.
Deidre Peel, Graeme Barnes our resident music specialists, joined by Nina Watson, a music teacher at the college and a homegrown student James Rice, added the vibe to the show. What a treat! It is wonderful to be in a position to share the talent of both schools on the campus.
Evashnee Pillay never fails to get each and every child to put his or her best foot forward and once again, a wonderful contribution of choreography was offered.