…. SOWING SEEDS OF MUSIC
What an exciting start to 2018. Thank you all for your continued support. We thought we’d share with you some of our high notes from term 1:
Our drumming workshops continue to add value to the school curriculum at 5 different schools.
The Hawkstone Choir practice every Tuesday. We look forward to their performances at various events this year.
Violin and drum lessons are in full swing.
Our saxophone players in Nottingham Road will be doing their level 5 exam this year. Wesley their teacher reports as follows: “The girls have reached a level on sax where they are capable of reading any note on paper and producing it on sax – at the same time, in the correct rhythm, even if it is slow at first. The repertoire at this level in classical sax can be a bit far reaching for young teenagers of 2018 who would rather listen to various other genres of music. This certainly opens up the opportunity for them to play the type of music they would prefer to play in parallel to the syllabus work.”
Our Marimba band still practice every week and are doing remarkably well. They were invited to play at the CANSA relay on the 10th March. The children enjoy every part of what comes with playing an instrument and being part of a team. Last year they took a trip to the International Marimba Festival in Johannesburg as spectators, it was the highlight of their year. This year they are ready to compete. We’ll be in Gauteng on 28th July!
We have added a recorder group and a couple of brass students who meet at the little St Matthews Church in Lidgetton each week.
Other exciting developments include the donation of a trailer by Fiona Hayhoe-Weiland of Lucky Beans. This together with our mini bus, makes transporting our students and instruments to events/classes so much easier.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their ongoing support.
We have lots more to come in term 2. Watch this space.