Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Music Week 2017

In the week beginning 27th March, we had a music week in school!  Each class had a different artist to learn about.

We had lots of fun workshops throughout the week. The Leicestershire Music Service provided ukulele, sitar, tabla and string workshops. Miss Douglas, our steel pan teacher, provided a steel pan workshop too.

We also had lots of amazing assemblies: guitars, brass and steel pans. Our talented children showcased their talent!

All of the children did some work learning the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams: We practised the words, sang it in Friday’s assembly and played instruments in time to the song.

Strings workshop provided by Leicestershire Music Service (above and below)

Above: We are very proud of of everyone who performed in our guitar assembly. Click below to watch their performances!

Dino, Pete and Mark from Capital FM

The children in Key Stage 2 had a visit from the breakfast team at Capital FM who talked to us about their jobs and inspired our children to want to work in the music industry! 

Indian music workshop provided by Leicestershire Music Service. Children got to experience and play the sitar, tabla and harmonium.

Bustin' some moves to the tabla!

Above: Ukulele workshop provided by Leicestershire Music Service

Music week included special performances from our brass band and our famed steel pan band!

Radio Leicester also came to visit us and interviewed one child from each year group in Years 1-6. The children talked about what they had learnt during music week on the morning feature ‘What We Learnt This Week.’
The steel pans also performed the song ‘Feeling Good’ which was played on Radio Leicester and was followed by an interview with Miss Allen talking about music week along with an interview with Roni in Year 6, who talked about playing the steel pans. Have a listen to how fantastic we are below!

The teachers had the tricky job of choosing just one child from each year group for a very special Music badge award to go on their lanyard (pictured below)! These children were chosen for different reasons. It could have been for their musical talents or hard work and enthusiasm during music week.

Miss Allen has made a Music Mobile (pictured above) where music lessons can be taught. The children can have the opportunity to play unturned percussion, electronic drum kits, glockenspiels, and other fun music activities!

Overall, the children and staff had a fantastic time!