Talented Musicians Perform

This week we had a real treat at Wellow. The children who have been learning a woodwind instrument with Hampshire Music Services performed a concert for us.

Some children had only been learning a few months – they were so brave to stand up and play in front of family and friends.

The older children wowed us with beautiful tone and polished performances. We were very impressed and proud.

This was intended to inspire younger children (from Year 3 upwards) to take up an instrument next year. If your child comes home and asks to learn, letters will be sent home shortly.

 

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Year 4 Trombones

At Wellow all children in Year 4 learn an instrument. This year they are learning the trombone.

These fantastic plastic instruments can be taken home to practise.

Well done Year 4 I’m amazed at how much you can play and that you are reading music!

Orchestra Concert!

Wow the Orchestra was amazing last week!

Our talented children have been practising hard with Mr Marchant every week in the collaboration orchestra.

They played a selection of carols to parents and friends and were rewarded with mincepies!

If you know someone who would like to join the orchestra see me – Mrs Sherrington, or ask at the office. The orchestra meet at Mountbatten School on Tuesdays from 4 – 4.45. They could do with some flute players?!

Music Concert Showcases Talent!

What an incredible array of talented musicians there are at Wellow School!

On Friday 14th July we held a Fund Raising Concert to raise money for our school.

The fabulous Mrs Hensel wrote music for an orchestral ensemble – each child had individualised music to suit their abilities. The children gave up their lunchtimes to practise weekly and sounded amazing!

Mrs Hensel also ran a Pop Choir who moved us all to tears with their beautiful songs.

Many children from across the school had also been practising hard to perform solos, duets, trios and small groups.

Well Done all of you – you were fabulous!

 

Thanks also to those of you that provided cakes for the cake sale, or helped run the stall on the day.  And big thanks to Mrs Hensel and Mrs Trounson for all their hard work with the children.

Woodwind Try-Out!

Today Years 2 – 5 had the chance to try out a range of woodwind instruments.

Mrs Trounson the woodwind teacher came to talk to anyone who was interested in playing a woodwind instrument and having lessons in September.

The children were allowed to try a flute, clarinet and a saxophone.

If your child would like to have music lessons, a letter will come out in the Summer Term.

Hampshire Music Services send a range of music teachers to Wellow School. You can contact them directly.

Or come and see me!

Mrs Sherrington

Collaboration Orchestra Carols

On Tuesday the Collaboration Orchestra held a fantastic carol concert at Mountbatten School.

The children from the three federation schools have been working very hard alongside some pupils from Mountbatten and even some members of staff – The brass have been very lucky to have a teacher play with them every week!

We really enjoyed listening to the orchestra play – what a super sound you all made. Very well done!

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If you are interested in joining the orchestra, see Mrs Sherrington or call the music department at Mountbatten. Mr Marchant runs the orchestra weekly after school on Tuesdays for a small fee.

Year 2 Recorder Lessons

Beautiful music was wafting around the school today as Year 2 started their recorder lessons!

Mrs Boakes and the class played along with the backing tracks. What a shame I can’t add a soundtrack for you all to hear!

The children are very excited to play to you at home…. Enjoy!

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1 2 3 Stories 3!

Today Key Stage 1 were treated to a musical performance by Su Eaton from Hand to Mouth Theatre.

Su retold three traditional tales and performed a range of songs and music.

She also played the banjo / ukulele = banolele!