We are excited to announce that Suzanne Prentice will be coming to Blenheim and hosting our 2019 Music Festival with all the Marl. Primary School choirs this year! The shows will be held in Week 8 of Term 3, and the songs have just come out so our Choir will now be busy learning 15 songs off by heart. Pencil those dates in your diary - you won't want to miss it!
Tonara put out a big update a fortnite ago, which caused some login problems and prevented some apple devices from being able to update and use the app. These issues have now been fixed.
Apple devices (iphones, ipads): You will now be able to update the app and start using it again, so please go ahead and do that.
Login issues: The login bugs are now fixed, so please try again. If you are still having issues, please contact your music tutor - they can advise you off your username, and if necessary reset your password so you can login.
If you are having any other issues with the app, please follow these instructions:
1. Go to Advanced Settings and Clear the Cache
2. If Clearing cache hasn't fixed the issue, please bring your device to school and see Stephanie Ham in the music pods behind the library (after school Tues, Wed, Thurs is best time).
3. Or, you can message "Lily" on your Tonara App - give a full description of the issue and Tonara will get back to you shortly with an answer.
The recent update has made big changes to the Teachers version, allowing us to now program homework in advance. If you were experiencing delays in receiving homework before, you shouldn't be now - homework should be available the same day you have your lesson so you can start practicing immediately.
We are really blessed to have this app available to us, and those who use it regularly are making fantastic progress in their music lessons. But it is not a magic bullet, children still need to have or make the time to practice a minimum of 3 times a week. Parents please make practice a priority at home so that you are getting the most out of your investment in music lessons.
Firstly, congratulations Choir on a wonderful performance last Friday at the Principals Assembly! Senior choir - we're looking forward to your performance this Friday at the TEMPO concert - see the TEMPO notice below for details of when and where you are performing.
Please note that Choir will now be held on Tuesday lunchtime in Room 7 (not the auditorium). Juniors need to arrive at 1:05pm - do not enter the classroom until the seniors have left for lunch and Mrs Ham is there! Seniors join us for choir at 1:15pm please.
New Song to learn: We will be starting off this term learning "Lean on Me" as performed in the TV series "Glee". Below is a youtube clip for you to practice at home with.
For those music students who would like to perform something they have learnt in front of a very appreciative and encouraging audience, the next TEMPO concert is this Friday night. Registrations to perform must be in by Wednesday - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the flyer below for more details. I look forward to seeing some of you there!
Senior Choir Members please note we have been learning the Peace Song to perform at this concert, so please take note of the time and place as outlined in the flyer below:
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