On Thursday 14th October we were lucky enough to be joined by Joe Brown and two members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. A number of Year 9, 10 and 11 students were able to take part in a fantastic Jazz workshop which enabled students to develop their improvisation skills whilst learning two Jazz standards. There wasn’t a page of sheet music in sight as all students were playing their notes from memory and joining in with the riffs that they had just learnt. Music was echoing around the corridors of school and it was a joy to be able to engage in workshops such as this again. A big thank you to Lancashire Music Service for sponsoring this event and providing our students with this opportunity.
Students who enjoyed the session today, or indeed any young musician you know, is able to join in a follow up event on Saturday. It would be great if as many students as possible could go along.
Please see the details below:
Lancashire NYJO Regional Academy
Saturday 16 October 10am – 3.30pm
Archbishop Temple High School, Preston PR2 8RA
Come and work alongside some of the UKs finest jazz musicians. The sessions will mainly focus on small band and improvisation skills and caters for both intermediate and more advanced musicians – we welcome any instrument. To get the most out of this opportunity, we would recommend you are a minimum of grade 3/4 standard on your instrument (this is only a guide and recognise that many musicians don’t take formal exams). The sessions are currently offered FREE of charge but booking is essential:
Mrs Cattanach, Curriculum Leader for Music