On 31st January, over 200 Y7 students took part in an era-spanning Brass workshop led by Graham South and the Cavendish brass quintet. This workshop links to the Instruments of the Orchestra scheme of work. It also ties in with the Music Department’s promotion of endangered brass instruments.
Students were entertained by a wide variety of repertoire from across hundreds of years of brass music played by trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn, trombone and tuba. Audience favourites included “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” from The Lion King, jazz standard “That’s a Plenty” and “Fnugg” where the tuba player used beat-boxing to imitate the sound of an Australian didgeridoo!
Lots of Y7s took a letter with an offer of a free taster brass lesson if they were considering starting to play an instrument.
Thank you so much to Mr South and his colleagues for performing so professionally and with so much energy and enthusiasm.