Summer School 2022
We were thrilled to have almost 30 students join us for this year’s summer school, aged from 8 to 18 years old. Every student participated in a variety of instrumental and vocal groups, as well as a fun watersports morning on the Tuesday and a daytrip to St. Malo on Wednesday, where our “Fiddles and Flutes” performed in the park before the entire student body participating in a samba parade led by Eva.
During the second half of the week, students were also visited by Dan from the School of Noise, who introduced them to some weird and wonderful instruments and encouraged the younger students especially to experiment with the creation of sound effects and graphic score.
On Thursday, the senior students performed at Georgetown Methodist Church, with highlights including Welcome Dance from the saxophone quartet, Believer by the strings, a fantastic trumpet duet from Ed and Leo and a wonderfully choreographed Cat duet and Aisling’s amazing vocal solo. We were also treated to pieces by several members of our visiting staff.
This year the summer course ran on to Saturday lunchtime with an informal concert at Howard Davis Park where our juniors also had the chance to show off their abilities. As well as the senior groups, parents were treated to a samba parade and rhythmic cup piece led by Eva, some lovely piano duets, a junior/intermediate string quartet, clarinet and horn groups and mixed junior instrumental groups, as well as additional solos.
The seniors performed in the second half of the programme, with additional solos as well as extra pieces played by some of the groups. The final Big Band, which once again included every student, played Happy (with a double bass debut from Amber) followed by Valerie and Rolling in the Deep, which featured vocal soloists Becca and Eve.
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Thanks go to our visiting staff members:
Charlie-Jade Jones (Vocals)
Meurig Thomas (Piano – and all the accompaniment!)
Steve Thompson (Brass)
Andrew Tweed (Saxophone/Clarinet)
Dan Mayfield (School of Noise)