All That Jazz!School News

All That Jazz!

October 09th 2017

When members of NYJO Jazz Messengers visited school recently members of our KS2 were in for a real treat!

The children were enthralled during the one hour performance and keen to learn about the musicians playing for them. Over 30 of our pupils  already have individual or small group lessons in addition to the 25 students in Year 5 taking part in whole class ‘Sound Start’ (brass, woodwind and percussion).

“It was amazing!” said one young instrumentalist. “They were playing the same kind of instruments that we are having lessons on in school and it’s great to think that I could end up doing something like that if I practise.”

As almost the entire band on ‘Strictly’ started off in NYJO, maybe we need to watch out for Palace Fields students in the years to come!

Members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra are visiting primary and secondary schools across the country to spread the ‘jazz’ message.

Return To News