EPOS MUSIC INSPIRATION PROGRAMME - KS2 ROCK BAND DAY AT WETHERBY HIGH SCHOOL
Pupils from Wetherby St. James’ CE Primary School, Primrose Lane Primary - Boston Spa and Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hasting Primary School spent the day at Wetherby High School on Thursday 11th May learning how to be rock stars! The day was funded by the music education hub for Leeds – the Leeds Music Education Partnership and staff from ArtForms and Wetherby Music Centre worked with the children to develop their musical skills.
The children spent a busy day learning how to play chords patterns on keyboards and guitars before playing a selection of current and classic rock and pop songs designed to put them through their instrumental paces. They also had a go at beat-boxing, but chair-drumming was firm favourite and featured as the opening item in the Showcase for parents and carers! Alongside chair-drumming, the children also performed medleys by the Black Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars before finishing the performance with a fabulous acoustic version of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It off’. Everyone had a fantastic time performing together as Leeds’ biggest primary School Rock Band and everyone learned some new musical skills in the process. Children and their parents were then invited to the open day at Wetherby Music Centre – which takes place at Wetherby High School - on Saturday 13th May to see the musical activities on offer.