Event of notes for Pock pupils

Pocklington Infant School pupils were captivated by the musicians.
Pocklington Infant School pupils were captivated by the musicians.

Children at Pocklington Infant School had a musical treat at the end of last term.

The East Riding Schools Music Service woodwind teachers formed an ensemble and ‘hit the road’, visiting schools in the area to perform some exciting music.

The children were captivated by music ranging from the Nutcracker Suite to music from Star Wars, Ivor the Engine and even Higgle Piggle’s theme tune from “The Midnight Garden”.

The teachers introduced the instruments they were playing and their names and characteristics.

Children compared the high sound of the piccolo with the lower sound of the flute and the extremely low sound produced by the bassoon, with a clarinet, an oboe and several saxophones in between.

There was an opportunity to ask questions and Year Two children were fascinated to find out that most of the members of the ensemble had started by learning the recorder at the same age as them.

They were also surprised to find that the group had just formed at the start of the last week of term and were performing only three days later!

The children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sing along to some well-known Christmas songs and were complimented for their uninhibited and enthusiastic response to the chance to participate.