Welcome from Ms. Pierce and Mr. Caruso to the Duke of Connaught Music Pages! Please check out our Events section for upcoming concerts and our teacher pages to see what's happening in our classrooms. Duke Music Corner. Click here to see the monthly update of what's happening in music at Duke.
Overview of what's happening in the Duke Music program this year! Music at Duke We are excited about all of the Musical experiences that are available to Duke’s students this year. These opportunities will include:
Duke's Got Talent!
Are you in grades 4-8? Do you sing, dance or play an instrument? Are you a budding comedian or actor? You should try out for Duke's Got Talent 2018! Duke of Connaught's Talent show taking place on Thursday April 19th.
Audition sign up sheets will go up on Monday January 29th and the auditions will take place on February 6-9th.
For more information please contact Ms Pierce or Mr Caruso.
New this Year! Ensemble Nouveaux
This ensemble will be a mash-up of styles, genres and instruments! Incorporating a wide range of instruments, voices and movement into each performance.
This ensemble will start on Monday October 2. Keep your ears open for more information!
The first song we will be working on is Better Way by Ben Harper. Take a listen to the piece and think about how you would like to arrange it. Think about, voices, instruments and movment. Bring your ideas to the next rehearsal!
Better Way - Ben Harper - Lyrics
Duke’s Senior Choir
(open to students in Grades 6,7, and 8) – Tuesdays at Lunch in Room 203. First rehearsal is Tuesday September 12th at 11:25 in Room 203
Duke’s Junior Choir
Congratulations to Duke's Junior Choir! They performed wonderfully at the TDSB Non-Competitive Choral Music Festival. The adjudicator Zimfira Poloz remarked that they were confident, engaged and enthusiastic!
(open to students in Grades 4 and 5) – Tuesdays at Lunch in Room 204. First rehearsal is Tuesday September 12th at 11:25 in Room 204
Practice at Home!
Dance with the Elephants - Joan Varner
Foggy Birthday Shuffle - Stephen Hatfield
Duke's Primary Choir
(open to Students in Grades 2 and 3) - Thursdays at Lunch in Room 203. First rehearsal is Thursday September 14th at 11:25 in Room 203
Duke's Grade One Choir
(Open to students in Grade 1) - Rehearsals will start in February.
Taking place on TUESDAYS after school - beginning September 26th for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8.
For special events and assemblies the whole school learns songs to sing together. Here is the song the whole school performed for Remembrance Day this year.
Nda Mkwendang is a song composed by Ken Kirkwood in collaboration with students from the First Nations School here in Toronto.
If you have any questions about your child’s Music Program this year, please contact Ms. Pierce or Mr. Caruso at the school.
Here is a link to the letter outlining the music program at Duke. Music at Duke
We look forward to working with you and your child this year!
Ms. Pierce and Mr. Caruso