Working in small groups, Andy took the students through the context and rhythms of African Drumming with students working together to create a brilliant sound.
The day culminated with Andy working with every student in Alway having a percussion instrument to play and the Neuadd was rocking by the end of the day!
The workshop was part of the preparations for this year’s Alway Production of ‘The Lion King Junior’ with our team of percussion students particularly benefitting from the workshop just before they start musical rehearsals with percussion director, Gareth Hamlin. We were very fortunate to have Andy who has over 35-year’s experience as a professional musician. He has played with some of the leading Musicians, Artists and Orchestras in the world for live performances and film, television, and recording sessions. He has covered all genres of music as well as playing in the orchestra for many of London’s West End Shows. As the images show, the students had great fun and gained a lot from the experience.
With traditional festive events not possible this year, our Music Department has been working with pupils on a series of festive musical performances. These will be posted across our social media channels from Monday 30th November. Keep an eye out !Read on
Christ College Brecon has teamed up with Cardiff Blues in a partnership aimed at developing rugby talent regardless of age or gender. The new partnership strengthens Christ College’s existing relationship with Cardiff Blues which provides a direct link to coaching expertise, strength and conditioning programmes,…Read on
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Pupils at our junior section, St Nicholas House, recently experienced a magical Hogwarts inspired day. All dressed as characters from the famous Harry Potter series, the fun started with a sorting hat ceremony followed by a series of magical lessons including potion making, care of…Read on
Six alpacas from local business Alpaca My Boots visited the school ahead of the half term holiday on October 23, surprising twenty-three year 7 pupils during their personal and social education (PSE) lesson. Based at Blaenrheon Farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National…Read on