Mountjoy School Summer Holiday Music Project

Sam Mason – BSO Associate 

A brand new band was formed this week, comprising of pupils and staff from Mountjoy School in Beaminster. With the help of BSO players Rob Harris, Jenni Curiel and BSO Associate Sam Mason, the “Mountjoy Stars” gave a performance to parents and friends of music created during their 3 day summer music school.

The theme for our music project was “The Sea”. Sailors ventured off to sea with a rousing percussive rendition of the “Sailors Hornpipe”, Undersea creatures were discovered, with the children creating their own magical sound-worlds for their underwater animals, A singing mermaid lulled the audience with her beautiful song and the adventure concluded with a trip in a yellow submarine!

Our group consisted of children with a wide range of physical and mental special needs and their teaching assistants and carers. The imagination and energy of the children was fantastic all week and their talents shone in the performance they gave. A huge thanks to all the Mountjoy team for hosting us again this year. We very much look forward to developing our relationship with the school further and seeing everyone again next year!

Sam Mason

3/8/16

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