These are our Musical Instruments Classes for the Autumn Term
|Instrument||Day/week||Time and place|
|Cello||Wednesday||10:15 - Library|
|Clarinet, flute and Wood Wind||Wednesday||11:00 Library|
|Guitar||Wednesday||11:00 Tutorial Room|
|Violin||Wednesday||11:00 - PPA Room|
|Listen to Me||Thursday||11:00 - Main Hall|
09:30 - Tutorial Room (children's kitchen)
Trombone and Trumpet
Joseph Haydn is a recording by House Martins taken from their rhythm work on the Hen Symphony.
The two train music tracks were recorded in Kingfisher class, whilst they worked on World War 2 and depicts the sound of the train linking to the evacuees’ journey on a train.
Matilda, Megan, Sienna and Gabbi are featured on ‘Matilda’.
Charlie, Ted, Aubrey and Wilf are featured on ‘Charlie’.
Puffins have recorded 2 tracks their Bowing Song using tuned percussion and drums and their Song the Fung Yeng Song both linked to their recent China topic.
Sparrowhawks have recorded The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy using a range of instruments to accompany the song.
We have recorded the following pieces this year showing the variety of pieces we have covered.
They are ‘My Hat it has 3Corners’, ‘The Pet song’ and ‘School Dinners’ which demonstrate 3 part singing and ‘Reasons for not going to school’.
The Orchestra has changed over the year adding a number of new people and instruments. The recent recordings show our full combination of instruments in the pieces ‘Gypsy Dance’, ‘The Metronome’ and ‘German Dance’.
After listening to excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet suite, Cinderella. Class 4 have composed their own interpretations of 5 time frames from the night of ‘The Ball’.
Dancing with the Prince
The chiming clock
Class 3 have used percussion instruments to explore and choose sounds suitable for their pond life composition. The piece is in 4 parts starting with sounds to represent the water and its movement, the frog chorus, the fish darting and swimming and finally the plants and their movement in the water.
Congratulations to all the musicians and singers for their fabulous performances to a packed audience at this year's summer concert. This year we were treated to a variaty of performances including woodwind, violins, recorders, cello, brass, the School Orchestra and the Choir. Thank you to all our instrumental teachers Mrs Elmslie (woodwind), Mrs Gooding (brass), Mrs Wilson (violin) Ban dMrs Henderson (Cello). Thank you to parents, children and to Mrs Elmslie for their commitment and contribution to making Wherwell a musical School.
We were very pleased to welcome Sierra Schwartz from Hampshire Music Service to school . She entertained the whole school by demonstrating a selection of brass instruments. We hope that many children will be inspired by this and take up these instruments and hopefully enrich our ever growing orchestra.
"Oh I do love to live beside the seaside!"
Classes 2 and 3 have been lucky enough to be working with Nick Duncombe from the Hampshire Music Service. The children learned a selection of short seaside classic songs and then performed them to the whole school and their parents. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn new songs and to develop their singing abilities in a fun way.