On Monday 14 October, Year 7 pupils from the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook Academy and Orwell Park and younger pupils from Holbrook and Stutton Primary Schools experienced an exciting rhythm workshop with the impassioned musician and composer, Marcel Pusey.
The workshops included a huge variety of rhythm games combined with some traditional African dance and all backed by funky beats on the drums. Everyone had the opportunity to play all the instruments the Marcel had brought along and created a multi-layered piece based on a groovy rift played by Marcel on the guitar.
William Saunders, Director of Music, said “It was a fantastic way to engage the pupils and develop their rhythm skills as well as introduce them to another style of music. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and departed singing the song and dancing the moves they had been taught”.
The children from visiting schools were also treated to an instrumental presentation by the Royal Hospital School Bandmaster, Roger Jones, and a dramatic organ demonstration by William Saunders, the Director of Music.