Ocarina Club


February 17th February 2016

Ocarina Club will move back to a Tuesday after half term.

We are working towards an Easter Concert. More details to follow.

PLEASE NOTE: Ocarina Club will finish for the year at Easter & return in September. However, Musical Theatre will start in May (Y2 & 3). We will be rehearsing ‘The Gingerbread Man’ performing it in July.

Tuesday 19th January 2016

It is great to see so many keen ocarina players. We will be working towards an Easter concert at the end of March , dates to be announced.

Please return your ocarina & book to the office if you are not continuing with lessons this term, thank you.

Monday 7th December 2015

Our Christmas concert will be on the last day of term – you should have had a letter about timings & what will be happening – parents/carers, please ensure your child has their ocarina & book in school. The children are really looking forward to showing you all what they have learned!

Just to give you advance warning, in January Ocarina Club will change to a Thursday or possibly a Friday 3.15-4.15pm until half term – a decision will be made before the end of term. If students wish to continue with lessons, we would encourage you to purchase their ocarina & books from the office, if finances allow.

Any children who does not wish to continue next term – please can you hand ocarina & books back into school (in a suitable condition for other children to use)  DIRECTLY AFTER the concert, thank you.

Thursday 15th October 2015

If children wish to continue play after half term – ocarinas & books can be purchased from the school office & a permission slip will need to be completed BEFORE half term, so that numbers can be assessed. If any student does NOT wish to continue, they must return their books & ocarinas to Miss Bennett after the concert next week.


Tuesday Group: everyone is invited along to our first concert, which will be held in the hall on Tuesday at 4.10pm. Please come to the side entrance (near Reception Class) from 4pm. There is plenty of space, but it will only last 5 minutes.

Friday Group: same details as above – just on Friday 😉

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Ocarina Clubs will be from 3.15-4.15pm

Lessons will be £18 for a course of 6 weeks. if children wish to continue after half term, please sign up again at the office BEFORE half term to ensure a place, if not, all borrowed items will need to be returned in good condition to ensure no charges are incurred.

Children can borrow or purchase a book & ocarina (£10 to the office & Miss Bennett will hand them out during the lesson)

Tuesdays will be for Y2-4 in the Y2 classroom  & children can be collected from the door by Y2 that leads onto the playground.

Fridays will be an ocarina & singing club for Year 1 only in the ‘Beautiful Room’ children will leave school from the Hall door.

There will be a short concert for parents in the ‘Beautiful Room’ at 4.05pm on the last week before half term Tuesday 20th & Friday 23rd October respectively. Please could parents wait by the Hall door entrance/exit, just after 4pm.

If children decide not to continue playing after half term & they have borrowed a book and ocarina from school, they will need to return them after the concert. If children wish to continue, please could parents sign up before the holidays ready for the next half term.

Thank you.

Friday 18th September

First Session of 2015-2016

We had a super session on Tuesday with 20 children coming along, some beginners, some returners which is wonderful! Xander did a lovely solo & helped to explain how to hold & play the ocarina correctly, thanks for that, Xander, you were great!

As there has been so much interest, we have decided to split into 2 groups with all Y1 players coming on Friday. We have 12 Year 1’s who have signed up, which is wonderful. I am looking forward to meeting them all today – if others wish to have a go, I think we have room currently for 3 more.


Ocarina Club will start on again on Thursday 17th September 3.15 – 4.15pm for Years 2 – 4 (initially) as long as there is sufficient interest.
Everyone is welcome and ocarinas & books can be purchased from school for £10 or if you wish to trial the club for the first 6 weeks, then you can borrow an ocarina & book from me (Miss Bennett) at the first session and, as long as you return with items in resaleable condition, you will not be charged.

I would like to thank all the ocarina players for trying so hard last school year, they amazed everyone who heard them and I look forward to seeing them all again soon. In the meantime, here are a coupe of clips from our final concert for the 2014-2015 year when they performed two concerts, one in front of the whole school and then another for parents, just before the Easter holidays:

Ocarina Concert ‘Happy Birthday’ Easter 2015 (GPS Y1 & 2) from Amanda Bennett on Vimeo.

Ocarina Performance Easter 2015 (GPS Y1 & 2) from Amanda Bennett on Vimeo.

Just to let you know, children will need their ocarinas in school on Monday 8th December 2014 next week as they will be performing for the school.


November 2014

We would like to invite all family members of the ocarina players to our second performance on Friday 12th December at 4pm in the hall.

October 2014

Thank you all so much for coming along to support the Ocarina players today (we will get a bigger venue for our next concert!)  I’m sure you all enjoyed it, I know the children did, they were buzzing with excitement! I think they all did tremendously well, especially the Y1’s who have only had their 3rd lesson today – amazing!

Please could you make sure the children have their ocarinas & music books in school for Monday when they will be performing in front of the rest of the school.

Ocarinas Oct 2014We will continue with our lessons after half term, so if you have not yet paid up until the end of the term, you can do so in the office next week.


This Friday 17th October we will perform our first concert for parents/family in the Year 2 classroom. Please come along at 4pm. This will be our last lesson before half term. We will recommence  the first week of the new half term, please make sure payments are made to the office before then, thank you. Lessons will be open to Years 1-4.

If children have borrowed ocarinas but do not with to continue with lessons after half term, please can they return them (& their books) by Friday 24th Ocotober. Thank you.

(We will also be performing in front of the school on Monday 20th)

Friday from 3.15 – 4.15 pm in the Y2 Classroom. This club is currently for Y1-Y3 children.

Ocarinas can be borrowed or purchased (£10 incl book) and lessons. We are currently taking bookings for lessons up until 12th December.

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