Year 7 Brass Workshop

Y7 Brass Workshop

Y7 Brass WorkshopThis morning all of Year 7 were treated to a fantastic concert given by the Cavendish Brass Quintet, led by Mr Graham South – formerly the AGGS Jazz Band director – linking to the current Y7 music topic of ‘Orchestral instruments‘.

This was a new initiative this year and the girls listened to the trumpet, flugel horn, French horn, trombone and tuba perform a wide variety of music  – from ‘Westside story’ (Bernstein) to an arrangement of ‘The girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy). The quintet played to an incredibly high standard and ably demonstrated their instruments individually also, including showcasing many different types of mutes. A beatboxing tuba solo was perhaps one of the highlights!

Many girls showed interest in taking up the opportunity of a free shared brass taster lesson following the workshop – AGGS would love to have more brass players for our Jazz Band, orchestras, wind band and brass ensemble!

Please pick up a letter if you are interested from the Music Noticeboard or print one from Parentmail.

BBC Proms Inspire

Enter the 2017 Inspire Competition
For young composers aged 12 to 18

The BBC Proms Inspire Competition is open to anyone aged 12 to 18 who wants to make their own music, no-matter their style or genre. Winners receive a professional performance of their piece at the BBC Proms, a coveted BBC broadcast and a BBC commission, while highly commended and shortlisted composers have access to special Inspire events and projects. The closing date for entries is Thursday 25 May 2017. This year’s judging panel includes acclaimed composers Mark-Anthony Turnage, Kerry Andrew, Charlotte Bray, Hannah Kendall and Fraser Trainer, as well as Director of the BBC Proms David Pickard.

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