We ran brass groups in 2 schools last year: Backworth Park and Burradon Community Primary Schools.
Natalie led the group at Backworth in their brand new School building. The group took part in the Wansbeck Music Festival in March, and ended with an Assembly performnce in July.
Gavin led the Burradon group with help from Ailsa, a six form student and trumpet/cornet player. She brought some really good, fun ideas for performance pieces including “Jurassic Park”, the “Hokey Cokey” and “We Will Rock You”. The group did an assembly performance before Christmas, but unfortunately the School were not able to schedule any others.
Sadly, Burradon are no longer able to support the brass group with a member of staff. Helen Hopper has been a sterling member of the group since it started in Sept 2016, and we send her our immense gratitude and best wishes.
So, for now, we will continue in 2019-20 with just one brass group at Backworth.