On Friday 9th February 2007, students from Year 12 went to Vernon Park Primary School in Stockport to present a music workshop. The subject was ‘The Blues’ and there were plenty of opportunities for the students to display their skills through improvisation.
Joe Hodgson lead the proceedings, beginning with a blues ‘jam’ session with everyone improvising. Joe then demonstrated how a Blues song is structured, and sang his very own creation – the ‘Homework Blues’. This was followed by some accomplished solo performances from Jonathan, Josh and Ben and ended with another jam, with everyone taking a solo spot, helped by the audience clapping along to the beat!
The children were very impressed, as demonstrated by one Year 2 pupil who said, “it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen!” Well done to everyone involved.
Lizzie Leonard (Sax), Jonathan Parton (Trombone), Scott Bellas (Piano),
Josh Brown (Guitar and Trumpet), Kristian Wilde (Guitar),
Ben Langridge (Guitar) and Joe Hodgson (Vocals and MC)