This year’s Summer Celebration will be online at 7pm!
If you’d like to see the faces of other audience members, then feel free to also join the Zoom meeting, details of which were circulated by email on Friday. Whether you choose to Zoom or not, you will need to watch via the YouTube video.
For this to work, we need you to capture your child’s performance at home, and then send it to us. We will then combine the recordings from each year group.
We encourage children to have as much fun as possible creating the videos, dressing up, singing, dancing. Make it enjoyable. There is no pressure to sound perfect. Teachers will have given guidance in home learning.
Playing and Recording
Download and play the guide track above for you child’s year group on one device (device A), making sure your child knows the song.
Find a quiet place with good light to make the recording.
Use a separate device (device B) to record the performance. This should be whichever device has the best camera.
In order to sing in time and in tune, your child will need to hear the music playing from device A through earphones while they perform.
The resulting video should not include the backing music.
Tip: Record close to your child to avoid having too much echo in the room. This tends to improve the overall sound.
If your child’s performance includes dance, it may be best to record an audio/sound file (voice note) separately. Please send both files in the same way.
Naming Videos (very important)
Please rename your files before sending (ChildName_class_song). It will really help the editing process.
Due to the large size of video files, you may need to use a service such as WeTransfer, Gdrive, OneDrive or Dropbox. If you have problems with sending your video, it would be very helpful to us if you would ask friends for support, only contacting the school as a last resort.
If you are able to choose the subject line of the email you send, please include the same information as the file name.
The above email address is a shared mailbox which will be monitored for submissions only.
The Event – 7pm, Monday 20th July
The event will be a live, free, publicly viewable stream on the internet. Feel free to invite family and friends to watch. The link to the stream will be shared nearer the time and will be posted on the school website.
NB:We will treat your sending of video and audio files as consent to use your child’s image and performance in this way. For this reason, we ask that you send the file from your own email account, and not that of your child.
These are NOT the backing tracks to use for your recordings. These are to help with learning the songs. The tracks for recording will be posted by Wednesday evening and you’ll get an email. It is important that everyone uses the correct track for the recording, or we’ll all be singing out of time!
Whole School – Space Oddity
Whole School – I’m Coming Out
Year 1 – Dinosaur Song
Year 2 – Fire Songs
Year 3 – “In the Mood” (from 1:20)
Year 4 – “Let Me Take You To Rio” (learn Chorus only)