Last week our wind and brass players performed in the latest concert in our Festival series. A number of different instruments, from flutes, clarinets to trumpets to tenor horns, played by students from each part of the school, performed a range of different pieces. This concert also provided a platform for two of our ensembles: the wind band and the new flute quartet.
Student Review: Leonie Freeden (Year 7)
On Monday the 29th, a festival of wind and brass took place in the school hall. It started off with Hattie Derry who beautifully played movement II of Sonata in E major for flute by Bach, followed by Edward Bowles and Michael Wilkins’ stunning rendition of “trio” by Beethoven, arranged for two clarinets. Next, Joseph Armstrong played a lively version of a traditional jazz piece on his saxophone, then Rose Poyser gave an amazing performance of a movement of Bach’s E minor sonata on the flute. More flutes followed, with Cara Gauron and Amelia Freeden playing a lovely duet version of “allegro” by Mozart, followed by Leonie Freeden on the tenor horn playing “How beautiful are the feet” by Handel. Four flutes next, with a melodic performance of ‘Carol of the Bells’, followed by 2 more lovely flute pieces by Lin Liu and Ellen Liu, both playing Gossec. Buena Gauron on her clarinet gave a great version of Aronold’s ‘Andantino’.
Finally, Kit Beaufoy – last, but not least – with his trumpet entertained us with ‘Slinky Thing’ by Whiteside before the Wind Band took to the stage ending the concert with a fun performance of “The Muppets theme tune”.
All in all, a showcase of d’Overbroeck’s talented wind and brass players!