INDIAN MUSIC DEVELOPMENT
One of our previous composers of the month, Kuljit Bhrama, visited the school recently to give Mrs Gray-Rampello lessons on the Tabla drum and to take some photos for his new education project he is releasing at the forthcoming Music and Drama Exhibition in London. We are very lucky to be involved with this project and looking forward to our on-going work with Kuljit.
Christmas carol singing
Students from Emerson Valley School sang to residents from Magdalen House , a sheltered housing accommodation, at a Christmas dinner attended by the Major and Lady Mayoress of Milton Keynes. The children sang a selection of Christmas songs and carols to the residents who loved being entertained by the children. At the end of the performance, the children were surprised by Santa who gave each child a present.
Photos by kind permission of Bucks Freemasons” (For more info: – buckspgl.org)
Children in Need
The BBC film crew came into school today (14th November) with a very special bear!
The EVS Children In Need Choir had a rehearsal with the Choir Master prior to their performance on Friday, and of course a visit from PUDSEY! The choir were amazing – well done choir and Mrs Gray-Rampello for your commitment and hard work. We will all be looking out for you on television!
Indian Music Workshop
Kuljit Bhamra MBE came to our school to discuss his work and provided workshops across the school. Kuljit Bhamra is a British composer, record producer and musician whose main instrument is the tabla. He is best known as one of the record producers who pioneered the British Bhangra sound and for his many collaborations with musicians from different genres and continents. He has worked on several film scores such as Bend it like Beckham, Indiana Jones& The Temple Of Doom and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Kuljit also assisted Andrew Lloyd Webber’s on the percussion arrangements for his massive hit musical Bombay Dreams in the West End. All the children were introduced to the tabla in a whole school assembly and a class from each yeargroup had a workshop session with Kuljit. Afterschool, all parents were invited to come and hear Kuljit and some of the children play.