Eaton & Cringleford

Pupils are making music

Just Regional
May 26, 2020 2 mins read

Students from the City of Norwich School have enjoyed an opportunity to take part in a music workshop organised and run by the BBC, in an innovative project called “Connecting the Dots”. 

The initiative was launched by BBC Ten Pieces, a long-running school music programme that introduces seven- to 14-year-olds to the world of classical music.

The aim of the project has been to connect children who are still a school to local BBC musicians from across the BBC’s orchestras and choirs and encourage them to get creative through performances, musical activities and Q&As. 

The workshop took place using video-conferencing technology and was led by David McCallum, a trumpeter in the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

David McCallum leads the session with the pupils on Zoom.

He played a range of pieces from Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto to Star Wars and theme tunes from Wallace and Gromit and Coronation Street.  David also talked about how the trumpet works and is played as well as showing the students a range of different trumpets and mutes (trumpet accessories). The students were then given the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Katie Selwood, lead teacher of music at CNS said: “This was such a brilliant opportunity and the Year 7s especially enjoyed it.  The workshop was very informative, and David was really engaging.” 

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