The Year of Percussion
Following the triumphant finales of The Year of The String Quartet with the Carducci Quartet and The Year of Guitar with Eden Stell Guitar Duo, which engaged over 6000 children and young people in Somerset in high quality music making, Jackdaws is delighted to present the third instalment in this three year project – The Year of Percussion with Joby Burgess.
Each school will receive a visit from inspirational percussionist Joby Burgess and receive a whole school performance as well as a workshop for a group of players from the school. The players will then take part in the celebrated Finale Concert playing alongside Joby in the Cheese & Grain in Frome on 10 June 2015.
14 schools performances and 14 workshops take place 16-20 March 2015 in the following schools:
- Ditcheat Primary School, Shepton Mallet
- Critchill SEN School, Frome
- Frome Community College
- St John’s First School, Frome
- Beckington First School, Beckington
- Christchurch First School, Frome
- Nunney First School
- Steiner Academy, Frome
- Kilmersdon Primary School
- Greenfylde First School, Ilminster
- Chilthorne Domer Church School
- Selwood Academy, Frome
- Oakfield Academy, Frome
- St Louis RC Primary, Frome
Performimg traditional West African Drumming and Brazilian Samba, alongside arrangements of music by dance music pioneers Kraftwerk and the Street Song from Carl Orff's Schulwerk, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, with a finale comprising a 300 strong percussion ensemble!