On Tuesday evening we had a super music tea - 35 children took part in what was a very entertaining hour of playing. We listened to a variety of styles of music on a range of instruments - piano, flute, trumpet, drum kit, violin and guitar. Some of our older soloists are becoming very accomplished and they enjoyed performing to a captive audience. For others it was the first time they'd performed in front of an audience, so a new and nerve wracking experience. However, all the children were well focused and determined to do their best, which they did.
One of the best parts of playing an instrument is being able to join ensembles and perform with others - there's such a great feeling of camaraderie and achievement. Children of all ages across the school come together to be part of these groups each week, with one aim - to make music together. We were fortunate to have three of our ensembles playing to us at the concert - Trumpet Club, Recorder Ensemble and Orchestra. Each group played three or four pieces and it was great to see and hear how much they have grown in confidence over the term by playing together.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the productions and carol concert next week!