Artsplash is an arts festival that gives our students the opportunity to sing at a concert in the Michael Fowler Centre with a range of other schools in the Wellington region. The students in Years 3-6 are currently working hard to learn the 12 songs for the performance, and will be accompanied by the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Chilton Amadeus Orchestra and the Artsplash Festival Band.
Amesbury School will be singing in the Artsplash concert that is on Wednesday 12 September at 7:45pm at the Michael Fowler Centre. Details of where to meet for the concert will be provided nearer to the time. Tickets for the concert are $5 each, with an initial limit of 3 tickets per family (please note that the students performing in Artsplash do not need a ticket.) Please submit your request for up to 3 tickets using the link below, or via the school blog by Friday 31st August. Should you require more than 3 tickets, please also indicate this on the request form. Tickets will be sent home from Monday 3rd September. We will invoice you for the number of tickets issued. Payment for tickets can be made by cash or cheque to the school office, or by internet banking.
On the day of the concert (Wednesday 12 September) , there is a dress rehearsal at the Michael Fowler Centre from 11:30-1:00pm. We will be travelling by bus, leaving school at 10:50 and returning to school at approximately 1:30. The students will have morning tea before they leave, and lunch when they return. We will send out a reminder about this rehearsal closer to the time.
Three of the songs we are singing require special headwear. We are giving you advance warning of this so that you have time to get organised! Here are the instructions we’ve been given from the organisers:
“If I Only Had a Brain” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (both from The Wizard of Oz) - any one of these four options:
* Dorothy - headband with big bow or scarf
* Lion - lion costume headpiece
* Tin man - tinfoil covered box or tube that can be worn on the head
* Scarecrow - hat with straw/hay, checkered scarf
“Walking on Sunshine” - tinsel wig in any colour (can be bought cheaply from places like The Two Dollar Shop or The Warehouse.)
Please note, the students need to have both types of headwear i.e. a Wizard of Oz one and a tinsel wig. We hope this doesn’t cause any inconvenience.
If you have any queries about anything to do with Artsplash, feel free to contact Fiona (one of the Artsplash teachers) by email: firstname.lastname@example.org