Each year Sound Waves South West organises professional Workshops for schools in the SWSW catchment area. The professional groups are chosen and introduce children to a wide range of culturally diverse music and the group will carry out workshops throughout the day for a whole week at the various schools that have chosen to participate, giving a total of around 15 workshops (2 each morning and one in the afternoon).
From the 9th October there was a week of workshops delivered by the renowned ensemble Back Chat Brass
They attended local schools during the course of the week and performed to over 1200 children.
Our very grateful thanks to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for their substantial contribution towards the workshops,
'The musicians incorporated dance and humour into their performances. They gave a modern twist to a wide range of music which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The children’s participation was encouraged and they were asked to clap, sing and move to the music.'
Marhamchurch C of E Academy
'The children were 100% engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Back Chat Brass brought humour, interactivity and great learning to our KS2 children.'
Previous workshops include
2022: Chameleon Wind Quartet
2021: Graffiti Classics
2018: Graffiti Classics
2016: The Heartwood Trio
2015: Vespertine Duo
2014: Pantasy Steel Band.
2013: Operatic Duo “Interlude”
2012: “Winkleigh Morris”: Morris Dancers
2011: “Carambita” flamenco dancing with guitar, percussion and singer