Brass Ho! at Bede
Film favourites given a blast of brass hit the right note with children at a Northumberland academy.
Brass Ho!, a band compromising members of Northern Sinfonia, visited the Primary Years Bede Academy, in Blyth, for an afternoon of music and learning.
The band members explained their instruments – trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba – to the children and entertained them with themes from Wallace and Gromit, Star Wars and Frozen.
Tuba player Dave Nesbitt told the children:
“The best thing about brass instruments is that they’re fun to play.
“In this school you are very, very lucky because you have lots of instruments available to you. When you get the chance to learn one you should because you’ll have such great fun.”
Primary Years head teacher Irene Watson said:
“Music is an integral part of life at Bede Academy, led at Primary Years by our music lead David Tallent, and this was both a learning opportunity and a lot of fun for the children.
“The whole school, from nursery to Year 6, got the chance to hear Brass Ho! in two sessions and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.”