Culford pupils host music concert and parents play along

Pupils at Culford perform to parents. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL

Pupils at Culford perform to parents. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Children at a school near Bury St Edmunds celebrated all things musical this week by hosting a concert which parents could get involved in.

Culford pre-prep and nursery students unveil the new outdoor instruments in the play park. Picture:

Culford pre-prep and nursery students unveil the new outdoor instruments in the play park. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Pre-prep and nursery school children at Culford School showcased a cross-section of some of the music which takes place in lessons across the age range from one to seven-year-olds.

The concert theme was famous composers, with the children focusing on Handel, Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart, and the pupils performed on a range of instruments including ocarinas, recorders and even the chime bars.

Pupils at Culford perform to parents. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL

Pupils at Culford perform to parents. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

This year also saw the first inclusion of a parent workshop and under the audience seats were a selection of percussion instruments and rhythm cards.

The children helped as their audience practised and put together a rhythmic piece of four different patterns played simultaneously.

Culford pre-prep and nursery students unveil the new outdoor instruments in the play park. Picture:

Culford pre-prep and nursery students unveil the new outdoor instruments in the play park. Picture: CULFORD SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

The pupils were also able to unveil their new outdoor instruments in the play park, which had been funded by donations by the pre-prep PTA and others.

Suzanne Combes, head of pre-prep music at the school, said: “It has been wonderful to hear the children playing the conga drums, chime bars and xylophones through break and lunch time.

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“It is fabulous to see the power of music develop within our young pupils as their confidence grows – they have fun, enjoy exploring sounds together and perform to an audience with real strength of character.

“It really is an absolute privilege to work with these children.”

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