On Friday 20th April we took 25 members of the school orchestra on a trip to Brunel Field Primary School.
We joined with children from other Bristol primary schools to practice and perform two pieces with a nautical theme: What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor and How Far I'll Go, from the film Moana. Most of our players have been in the orchestra since last September, but we were delighted to take a couple of new members, who came along for a taster, ready to join the orchestra next year. Some of the music was quite challenging, but we didn't doubt for one moment that we could knock it into shape with a couple of hours of hard work. We were led by Kirsten Cunningham from Horfield Primary School and accompanied on the piano by Chris Green from Bristol Plays Music. Some of our instrumental teachers also came along to assist. We gave a rousing performance to parents at the end of the afternoon, with some great playing and fantastic singing from our "boy band".