School Choir Excels in Competitions
By Edith Nambafu, P6 Teacher, Head of Music Department
Besides academics, Arlington Junior School also engages its students in co-curricular activities like Music, Dance, and Drama because of the school’s aim to produce a holistic child.
In Music, Dance, and Drama children are helped by the choir heads to build and showcase their talents. Students here sing both western and traditional songs (African Melodies). They also act out small plays, recite poems, dance, and play different African instruments. When you come visit us at Arlington, you will always experience our choir’s songs and dance team, but only once a year do all of our department get to show off their skills.
In 2010, after winning all of the local and regional levels the Arlington Junior School choir represented the 30 districts of Eastern Uganda at the national level. So this year round, the students have been practicing and have already competed in two levels in the district. The theme of this year’s competition on both the local and national level is to sing songs and recite poems to tell the community to stop the practice of malnutrition and child marriage.
After days and even weeks of practicing their songs, poems, and dances our students emerged winners of the Sub-County level and the Coordinating Center level. The students in the school choir are going to represent the Bududa District at the Regional level this Friday. They are working hard to see that they win this week’s competition and continue to represent the Eastern Region at the national level, which will take place on the 5th of September.
Check back with us to see how our choir does after this week’s competition!