The school band had an absolutely fantastic day on Friday with our friends from White River Brass. The children took part in workshops throughout the day where the tutors focused on some music theory as well as breathing techniques and other skills which would help the children to give their best performance in the evening concert.
65 children played at the Empire theatre that night: a combination made up mainly of children from Consett Junior School but also of former members of the school who have continued to play in the band. They all looked very smart in their new red t-shirts which were bought by Business Solutions who have sponsored us. The evening concert began with the children playing the march Slaidburn without a conductor! For some of the children, this was the first time they had played to an audience. Mr Jackson and Miss Waters are so proud of each of the children; they all bring so much to the group collectively and work hard in rehearsals all year round.