Musicians from Isleworth & Syon were at the forefront of performances in Hounslow’s celebration of music, held at the Royal Festival Hall on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2013.
Max Mills and Dan Nunan (Years 12 and 10 respectively) joined other local students from Hounslow Youth Brass and Gianni Brass musicians for the fanfare which opened proceedings. The show was given a blast of energy when our Percussion Group performed a piece, ‘Djemba-La’. This was their own composition, a fusion of both African and South American rhythms based on the conflict between the Sharks and the Jets in West Side Story. This piece really did result in considerable praise from audience members.
Following the interval, the second half of the show was opened by our Brass Group with another fanfare, again composed by the boys. This was the result of a series of workshops with members of Gianni Brass and of course Miss Andrews.
Throughout the evening boys from school featured in every performance, from the Recorders Group, the Reeds and the Strings Group. The evening finished on a high when singers from Isleworth & Syon, joined choirs from five other secondary schools for a wonderful performance of two pieces from Karl Jenkins’ ‘Adiemus’.
Well done to all the performers on a memorable evening and thanks to our parents for their support. Thanks are also due to Miss Andrews and Miss Lumber from the music department for their considerable input through rehearsals and to our colleagues from the Music Service who do so much good work across the authority.