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Junior Rock School Performance

June 2019


Year 7 musicians pictured here with Mr Heddle after the performance.

Year 7 students have been treated to a live music performance in the Main Hall courtesy of our Junior Rock School members.

Following the success of the ‘Rock and Pop Institute’, which was launched two years ago at King James, our Music Department decided to expand upon the idea with an after-school opportunity for younger musicians. The ‘Junior Rock School’ is open to all Key Stage 3 pupils with an interest in playing music and performing with other young people.

Led by Music Teacher, Mr Heddle, who is a talented keyboard and bass player himself, members of the Rock School get together every Tuesday night to develop their instrumental, performance and team working skills.

The performance, in front of around 170 Year 7s, was a celebration of all that the members have achieved throughout the year and the culmination of dedicated rehearsal time and hard work. The audience enjoyed versions of ‘Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shotgun’ from the five-piece rock band, ‘The Elementals’, which has Chloe K and James B on vocals, Gabi H on drums, Kieran H on bass guitar and John James R on keyboard. They also heard ‘Faded’ from our instrumental duo, Amelia D and Abby H.

We would like to congratulate our young musicians on their achievement; not only did they demonstrate their musical talent but they also showed great courage in performing live in front of such a large audience.

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