On Tuesday 6th March 2018, we had a very special treat which was described as: “ A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!”
We held our annual Celebration of Music but this time we went to the Methodist Chapel in Stanhope. The Chapel provides an ideal environment with excellent acoustics for the instruments and singing.
The event started off with Mrs Millar (Violin Teacher) who introduced her pupils and talked about their progress. We then had a wonderful rendition from Chloe B., Priya B., Chloe G., Grace H. and Lily H. This was followed by Ms Hughes who led Key Stage One in a great performance using the Djembe drums and singing session. Class 3 then demonstrated their skills on the Ukulele. Having only been playing for a few weeks, they were very impressive.
The afternoon was rounded off with our brass players. Liam B. played the Baritone along with Georgia B. playing the Cornet and Daisy P. also playing the Cornet. These children have been playing for some time and gave an excellent performance. Phoebe C. gave a solo performance on the Tenor Horn. Some of the younger children who have just started learning their brass instruments then gave us a demonstration of their skills. Lawrence C., Niamh T., Ashton G.did a fantastic job and were supported by Phoebe C.
We are incredibly proud of all of our children who had the courage to stand up in front of a packed audience and play their instruments. We are also very grateful to our music teachers from the Durham Music Service who rearranged their teaching commitments in order to support our children.
Many thanks to all of the parents and members of our community who attended to support the school and our musicians. Music has always been and will continue to be a key element of our curriculum. Research shows that music helps children to learn and give joy and pleasure.