Musical Enrichment Day

Oakham hosted a musical enrichment day for advanced Year 7 musicians. Megan B was lucky enough to be invited and had a wonderful time. The day consisted of a solo workshop, ensemble skills and closed with a small, informal concert.

The solo workshop focused on finessing soloist performance skills with two of Oakham’s music staff. Megan performed “In The Hall Of The Mountain King”, which was beautifully received.

Following this, a small ensemble workshop was held, focusing on working as an ensemble and sight reading skills. Three pieces were rehearsed, including “Hava Nagila”, “The Bare Necessities” and “I’ve Got My Eye On You” from the Pirates of The Caribbean films.

Megan was chosen to lead the group, counting in and ending the pieces with gesture, rather than using a conductor. 

Overall, the day was filled with music making and teamwork. A huge thanks to Mr Foster at Oakham for putting on this fulfilling and inspiring day.