Applegarth children were treated to a visit from a professional musician today who is part of an organisation called Sowerby Music. We have been lucky enough to welcome musicians in previous years who have demonstrated brass, woodwind, percussion and singing skills.
Today, Jim explained how to ‘buzz’ our lips to use a mouthpiece and children and adults had a go playing along to ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’, buzzing into a brass mouthpiece which was attached to a tube which made the sound higher or lower.
Instruments were introduced of differing sizes, from a piccolo trumpet to a bass tuba, bringing smiles and gasps of awe from the Applegarth audience. He used the piano to show pitch.
He worked with Year 3 children in special workshops throughout the day, where they learnt to play together, listen to each other and use rhythmic patterns, culminating in a grand concert for all the children.
A special thank you to Jim and Sowerby Music for inspiring us to become musicians in our own way.