MUSICCLUB Action Plan AFTERNOON CCA SESSIONS 2010 PREPARED BY ---------- PG. HJ. SHAIFFADZILLAH PG. HJ. OMARALI
MEMBER LISTNO NAME INSTRUMENTS SUB-UNIT1 NOR NADEERAH HAJI. MOHD SUHARDI LEAD GUITAR MAESTRO DK. SITI ATIYAH SYAKIRAH BTE. PG. MUHD. BASS (starting) MAESTRO2 HASSAN RHYTHM GUITAR3 AFIFAH DZAKIAH BTE HJ. SUHAILI DRUMS (starting) MAESTRO4 SITI NUR MAJIDAH HJ. ABDULLAH PERCUSSIONS MAESTRO5 FATIN SYAZANA BTE. AWG. HJ. SHARI VIOLIN (grade 2) AVIVA6 SITI NUR AQIDAH BTE. HJ. AHMAD SABRI VIOLIN AVIVA NUR AISYAH HAJI HAMDAN VOICE SUARA7 TURNTABLIST8 NURBARIEAH FARHANAH BTE. AWG. IBRAHIM VOICE SUARA ZAIMAH SA’ADATUL HAYAT BTE SHAMSUL9 VOICE SUARA HAYAT10 AINA NURAFIFAH NABILAH BTE. HJ. NORDIN VOICE SHOW CHOIR DK. SITI RAZANAH SYADZWANI BTE. PG.11 VOICE SHOW CHOIR MATARSAT12 DK. SITI HAJAR BTE. PG. HJ. METASSAN VOICE SHOW CHOIR13 DK. SITI HAFIZAH BTE. PG. SUFRIDDIN VOICE SHOW CHOIR DK. SITI NURUL AZIMAH BTE. PG.14 VOICE SHOW CHOIR MOHAMMAD15 HJH. SITI AMAL NADIAH BTE. HJ. NIPAH VOICE SHOW CHOIR16 MIZA AQILAH BTE. HJ. ABD. MURAD VOICE SHOW CHOIR17 NOORISFAHWANI BTE. ISMAIL VOICE SHOW CHOIR18 NUR HAZIYAH BTE. OMAR @ SITI HAJAR VOICE SHOW CHOIR19 NUR QAMARINA SYAFIQAH BTE. JUFRI VOICE SHOW CHOIR20 NURUL FATIHAH BTE. HJ. MD. ISA VOICE SHOW CHOIR
21 NURUL HAFIZAH BTE. MALIK VOICE SHOW CHOIR22 NURUL HAZWANI BINTI ABD. AZIZ VOICE SHOW CHOIR23 RABIATUL ADAWIYAH BTE. ROZAMA VOICE SHOW CHOIR24 SITI AISYAH ABU DANIEL VOICE SHOW CHOIR25 SITI AQILAH BTE HJ AWANG ROSLI VOICE SHOW CHOIR26 SITI DIYANA BTE. HAJI JULAHI VOICE SHOW CHOIR27 SITI NORERNY MARNIE AMIJAH BTE. JAHAR VOICE SHOW CHOIR28 SITI NURASYIQIN LAILA AL-YURA VOICE SHOW CHOIR29 SITI NURAZIQAH BTE AHMAD SABRI VOICE SHOW CHOIR30 SITI AMAL NORSHAIDAH BTE. HJ MORSHID VOICE SHOW CHOIR
01 INTRODUCTION Music Clubs are very prevalent in schools and are fast becoming a popular co-curricularoutlet for local students. Some schools and organizations promote integration of arts classes, such asmusic, with other subjects, such as math, science, or English. It is thought that by integrating thedifferent curricula will help each subject to build off of one another, enhancing the overall quality ofeducation. Music education can play a vital role in the development of the whole child and theirscholastic journey. According to the Florida Music Educators Association, “Music and the Fine Arts have been asignificant portion of every culture’s educational system for more than 3,000 years. The human brainhas been shown to be “hard-wired” for music; there is a biological basis for music being an importantpart of human experience. Music and the Arts surround daily life in our present day culture. Mostpresent day artists, architects, and musicians acquired their interests during public school Fine Artsclasses... Education without the Fine Arts is fundamentally impoverished and subsequently leads to animpoverished society.” The Music Club was formerly known as the Choir Club whereby members were trained to bepart of a choir ensemble. However, this year, the scope of the Club has expanded to include all forms ofmusical performances, details of which will be explained further in this action plan.
02 CLUB VISION AND MISSIONThe Club’s Vision is “Music being the epithet of intellect, discipline, emotion and expression”The Club’s Mission is “Producing musical maestros of tomorrow” The Vision statement employed by the Music Club is the same as that of the PercussionsClub, for both clubs are heading towards the idea of music as a vessel for the betterment of astudent’s intellect, discipline, emotional quotient and the expression of one’s identity andpersonality. The Mission statement reflects the strong hypothesis that in SMPAPHM, there are manybudding musicians who have latent musical talents. The only element that they are missing isguidance. Guidance is in the forms of a trainer and a channel for expressing their skills. Themission of the Club is therefore to produce musical maestros from potential musicians.
03 CLUB OBJECTIVES The list of objectives is not exhaustive as throughout the year, objectives will changeand new ones will be added. Nonetheless, to date, the list below portrays the short term andlong term objectives of the Club.03.1 SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES To train students in reading chords, tablatures and musical notes To train students in musical concepts To instill a habit of music arrangement and songwriting To improve on students’ musical forte (singing, guitar, drums, violins, etc.)03.2 LONG TERM OBJECTIVES To form several ensembles for performance and recording puposes o A 30-strong choir ensemble (Choirettes) o A contemporary pop-rock band o A 6-strong acapella group o A string quartet To become parts of an orchestra To write music arrangement and record them as songs for the SMPAPHM Music Album
04 COMMITTEE04.1 TEACHER COMMITTEEHead of Club : Pg. Hj. Shaiffadzillah Pg. Hj. OmaraliRole : Vocals, piano, guitar, drums, recorder, percussionsAssistant : Siti Khadijah bte. AbdullahRole : Filings, Records and Liaison Officer04.2 STUDENTS COMMITTEEClub Captain : Nor Nadeerah Hj. Mohd Suhardi (5A)Assistant 1 : Nur Aisyah bte Hj. Hamdan (9Sc2)Assistant 2 : Nurul Hazwani bte. Abdul Aziz (4E)Choir Captain : Nur Aisyah bte. Hj. Hamdan (9Sc2)Assistant 1 : Nur Qamarina Syafiqah Jufri (9Sc2)Assistant 2 : Zaimah Saadatul Hayat Shamsul Hayat (9Sc2)Music Captain : Nor Nadeerah Hj. Mohd. Suhardi (5A)Assistant 1 : Siti Aqilah bte. Awg Hj. Rosli (5B)Assistant 2 : Nurul Fatihah Hj. Mohd Isa (4G)
05. SUB-UNITS Since one of the objectives of the Music Club is to produce several workable units ofmusic ensemble, it is best to define and describe these proposed sub-units.05.1 SMPAPHM SHOW CHOIR The show choir genre is increasingly gaining popularity in the local choir competitioncircles. This is mainly to do with the trend being promoted by the Award winning TV series,“GLEE”. In fact, Glee Clubs are quite commonly found in choir settings. A Show Choir is a choirthat also does theatrical interpretations of the song being sung. It involves complicatedchoreography and intricate choral arrangements. The proposed strength of this sub-unit is 15. It is itself a sub-unit of the Choirettes Team.The proposed types of song to be sung by the Show Choir include P.Ramlee classics medley of“Bila Larut Malam”, “Aci Aci Buka Pintu” and “Bunyi Gitar”, and modern numbers such as BlackEyed Peas “Let’s Get It Started” and Queen’s “We Are the Champions”. For a ballad study, the choir will focus on John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Manbai’s “KauIlhamku”. Ergo, the songs to be studies by this show choir are: P.Ramlee Medley Let’s Get It Started
We Are the Champions Imagine Kau Ilhamku05.2. MAESTRO (POP ROCK BAND) The band will consist of 7 members, each assigned to 1) front vocal, 2) rhythm guitar, 3)lead guitar, 4) bass, 5) keyboard, 6) drums, 7) percussions. The club is still finalizing themembers for Maestro as most members are not instrument-inclined. In a recent session, the Music Club has written three songs, entitled “IndependentTeens”, “Berjuang” and “A School without Friends”. In the near future, the Maestro band willwrite several more songs to reach a total of 8. A major assignment of the Maestro band is to act as accompaniment for Suara and alsothe Show Choir in their respective assignments05.3. AVIVA (STRING QUARTET) Modern string quartets have always been popular in recent music scenes. The stringquartets of Scala and Bond are two examples. The Music Club houses two aspiring violinists.
However, in order to complete the quartet, there needs to be at least a viola player and acellist; both instruments are learnable if students are committed. The absence of a cello restricts the creation of a quartet, which is why the Music Club,under the Music Guild budget proposal, is proposing for the purchase of a cello. With an in-house cello, future violinists will be able to have a proper accompaniment, as it is expected thatin the near future, there will be an influx of students who are also violin players outside ofschool.05.4. SUARA (A CAPELLA QUINTET) A vocal a capella ensemble is one of the most popular form of modern musical artistry.Several modern examples include Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, Wonder Girls and Moluccas.Under the name ‘Suara’, the genre that the quintet will follow is more on acoustically ballads,very similar to the Singapore A capella suit, “After Six”. Suara will comprise of 5 singers, eachwith unique and different vocal registers.
06. TENTATIVE WEEKLY ACTIVITIESWEEK ACTIVITIES OBJECTIVES Learning by Observing To expose students to how a01 • Being audience to the Interschool Choir Team real choir sounds like Logistics To determine each student’s • Filling in students’ records vocal register Diagnostic Test : Vocals • Individual vocal register tests Learning by Doing: Timed Songwriting Challenge To inculcate the essence of02 • Students divided into 3 groups, each group with at teamwork when being part of least a musician. a music ensemble • Each group spend 1 hr. 30 mins writing a full length song on the theme of ‘school life’ To promote stage confidence. Performance: To promote creativity in • Each team perform in front of their peers to be songwriting and music judged by the Head and Asst. Head of Club arrangements Audition and grouping for sub-units To delegate sub tasks for03 • Show Choir more manageable sub-units. • Suara Band • Pop-rock band To introduce musical concepts employed in the assigned sub- Briefing on the roles and tasks of each sub-unit. unit tasks. School Song : Rearranged To introduce to the concept of04 • Using 3 guitars, 2 violins and a percussion set, musical rearrangement across students practice performing the rearranged versions genresto of the School Song. • The first version is a legato choir version To prepare two versions of • The second version is an uptempo modern pop the original school song, to be06 version. used in performances, recording and also for the Sub-unit discussions. new School Song video • Students work on their assignments during “free proposed by Digital Media minutes” Club
Practice Sessions 4 weeks will be dedicated to07 • Sub-units will practice their assigned tasks in the intensive training of the sub-units. These tasks is designated areas. specifically directed towardsto • Show Choir will practice these assigned song being able to have performing arrangements materials for the end of year10 • P. Ramlee Medley • Let’s Get It Started CCA Closing Ceremony. • Kau Ilhamku • School Song • CCA Song It should be noted that these • Aviva will practice their accompaniment roles for tasks only reflect the short- these songs term objectives of the Music • P. Ramlee Medley Club as the long term • Let’s Get It Started objectives are fulfilled beyond • Kau Ilhamku the CCA sessions, according to • Maestro will practice their accompaniment roles the initiative of members. for these songs • P. Ramlee Medley • Let’s Get It Started • Kau Ilhamku • CCA Song • Suara will practice their accompaniment roles for these songs • School Song • National Anthem