2018 Rock Band CD tracks

Recorded live at Little Andromeda at the “Bands of Chisnallwood” night.

Band Members:

Jandal Smack: Ocean Sekihara – drums, Daniel Sinclair – bass, Sarah McCaffery – vocals, Jacob Carey – guitar, Hiromu Crosado – keys

E Sharp: Amelia Goomes – guitar and vocals, William Kao – keys, Lucas Smith – drums, Joshua Hardy – bass

Broken Elbow: Josh Wedlake – guitar, Rory Wood/Daniel Sinclair – bass, Luca Gilry – drums, Matthew Seinago/Hiromu Crosado – keys

Radio Wreckers: Niko Tudor-Oakley – drums, Ronan McKersey – bass, Sam McGregor- guitar, Lincoln Penei – guitar, Caley Van Der Kroon – vocals, Kiera Kennedy-Johns

TCP: Heinrich Muller – bass/vocals, Genesis Sherlock/Jon Biddington – drums, Tyrell Kakoi/Amazon Lam Sam – keys, Tanirau Flavell – keys/bass, Ngarangi Hutana-Waitoa, Cheldon Hayward – percussion

Ricochet: Josh Murray – drums, Fraser Hendry – bass, Ryan Scammell – guitar, Leni Smith – keys, Izzy Payne – vocals

Irish Band: Hiromu Crosado – fiddle, Rosa Jugovac – tin whistle, William Kao and Ocean Sekihara – bodhran, Amelia Goomes – guitar, Judith Bell – mandolin


1. Jump by Van Halen
2. Rising Force by Yngwie Malmsteen
3. Cult of Personality by Living Colour
4. Audioslave by Set it Off

5. Same by Amelia Goomes (original)
6. Yellow by Coldplay

7. Together by Josh Wedlake (original)

8. Lights Out by Royal Blood
9. Time by Lincoln Penei and the band (original)

10. Long Ride Hone by Mark Vanilau

11. Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
12. Don’t You Worry “bout Me by Izzy Payne (original)
13 I want you to Want Me by Cheap Trick
14. In the Summertime by Thirsty Merc
15. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

16. Toss the Feathers (trad) based on arrangement by the Corrs
17 Medley: The Butterfly, The Road to Lisdoonvarna, Drowsy Maggie


2018 Jazz Band CD tracks (demo versions)

2018 Jazz Band and Jazz Combo.

Most of these tracks were recorded live at Little Andromeda at the “Bands of Chisnallwood” night.

Big Band members 2018:

Isla Fisher Sax Alto 1, Rosa Jugovac Sax Alto 2, Shelby Allan Sax Alto 2, Laura Powley Sax Tenor 1, Izobella Payne Sax Tenor 2, Sarah McCaffery Bari Sax, Amelia Goomes trumpet 1, Alexus  Masiu trumpet 2, Bradley Mutch clarinet, William Kao trombone 1, Leni Smith trombone 2, Josh Hardy Trombone 3, Heinrich  Muller Vocals/Trombone, Hiromu Crosado piano, Ryan Scammell guitar, Daniel Sinclair Bass, Niko Tudor- Oakley Drums, Josh Murray Percussion, Lucas Smith Percussion

Jazz Combo members 2018:

Amelia Goomes trumpet, Sarah McCaffery Tenor Sax, William Kao Trombone, Hiromu Crosado Piano, Daniel Sinclair Bass, Niko Tudor-Oakley drums

Track List

  1. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson arr. John Berry
  2. Splanky by Neal Hefti arr Roy Phillipe. Soloists Hiromu Crosado, Amelia Goomes, William Kao
  3. The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael arr Mark Taylor. Soloist Amelia Goomes
  4. Bari’ed Alive by Erik Sherburne Soloist: Sarah McCaffery
  5. Charade by Henry Mancini arr Mark Taylor Soloist: William Kao
  6. Sing Sing Sing by Louis Prima Arr Victor Lopez Soloists: Niko Tudor-Oakley, Laura Powley, Amelia Goomes, William Kao, Hiromu Crosado
  7. Jingle Bells by J Pierpont arr Rick Stitzel Soloist: William Kao
  8. Feliz Navidad byJosé Feliciano Soloist Heinrich Muller
  9. Never Enough Brass by William Kao Soloists, Ryan Scammell, Amelia Goomes, William Kao, Hiromu Crosado
  10. Georgia byHoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (Combo)
  11. Bag’s’ Groove by Milt Jackson
  12. Charade take 2
  13. Bari’ed Alive take 2


Micro:bit music project ideas

Micro:bit project ideas with music learning

Either headphones or a speaker will need to be connected to the micro:bit for these projects on micro:bits, or they can be run in the browser.

1. Interval training

Here’s test code using Micro:Bit software.
Click the A button to hear a random interval. The first note is middle C and the 2nd is anywhere between middle C and the octave above. Can you tell what the interval is?
Micro:Bit code below. You can download it and try it on your Micro:Bit.
The notes are not MIDI numbers but rather Frequencies. (Like A440) so the notes are stored in an array and chosen randomly from that list.


At this stage it is just a random interval generator and can’t give feedback on answers.

2. Twinkle Twinkle Micro:Star

https://makecode.microbit.org/_P5pAtcWLeh5w (link to a project demo)

This project is designed to be worked in pairs.

  1. Code the three phrases of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sot hat they play on a trigger (eg. Button, A, A+B, B, shake?)
  2. Once loaded onto the micro:bit and tested, give it to your partner who should try to perform the whole of the song by working out which phrase is triggered and performing in order.
  3. Create a visual for each phrase (The example has the letter names showing as the notes are played, but any visual could be chosen so long as the student can explain why it’s chosen)

3. Micro:bit Scales and arpeggios for music theory class

Program the micro:bit so that button A or B plays a major scale or arpeggio (or short melody), and button B or A plays a minor scale or arpeggio (or short melody). (LEDs are not needed, but if students choose to use them, what related image might the LEDs show without giving the answer away? The note names?)

Give to a partner to see if they can tell what the buttons do by listening.

Variation: Programme ascending and a descending scales with different triggers….

4. Micro:composition

Students compose different short ‘character’ motives triggered by shakes or buttons.

  • A happy character musical theme
  • A sad character musical theme
  • A villain musical theme

5. Micro:Ear-training

Students programme the three triggers (A, B and A+B) with two different audio events – two the same and one slightly different. Their partner plays all three triggers and names which one is different and how it is different.

It could be two 5 note melodies, with one note different in one of the triggers. Is the “different note” higher or lower?

It could be two different but similar short rhythms. Which beat has the different rhythm?

6. Micro:Metronome

Students make a metronome. Use buttons to change tempo up or down..

Also try a metronome version where you can tap a beat on the mocro:bit to find the tempo.

7. Make an instrument.

Use a variety of inputs or trigger by movement to make instruments such as a “keyboard”, theremin…

or guitar as seen here: https://makecode.microbit.org/projects/guitar