The students of UAK’s Class Band were invited, with other schools, to perform with the Halle Orchestra at the Victoria Hall in Hanley. The students were given the opportunity to play their instruments with professional musicians from the orchestra. They also got to experience hearing a live orchestra perform famous classical pieces and songs from films such as Harry Potter and Indiana Jones.
The invitation was extended to help celebrate the hard work the students have put in to their Class Band project over the last 2 years.
Mr Breeze said “It was a great experience for all the students taking part. Most of them had never experienced listening to a live orchestra before and many were amazed at the sound they made.”
Joshua Wooldridge: “We were asked to perform with the Halle Orchestra which created an experience with an orchestra. The experience was unique and we had the privilege of our own dressing room. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am pleased I got the chance to do.”
Casey Shufflebotham: “We played with the Halle and lots of other schools. It was really fun, and it was an honour.”
Sophie Barber: “We went to play at the Victoria Hall to join in with the Halle Orchestra. I really enjoyed it because it was fun to be in the background and helping out with something that we had seen on Youtube.”