School ends with a crash and a bang for choir

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 July 2016

Spotlight Sparklers choir taking part in a samba workshop with Josh Bishop and Caitlin Callahan from crashbagworkshops.com

Spotlight Sparklers choir taking part in a samba workshop with Josh Bishop and Caitlin Callahan from crashbagworkshops.com

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A village primary school’s choir was given an end-of-term treat when a music company hosted a rhythm workshop at the school.

Yatton Federated Schools’ upper school choir, Spotlight Sparklers, enjoyed the visit from Bristol-based Crash Bang Workshops on July 12.

The interactive workshop, hosted by Caitlin Callahan and Josh Bishop, taught children about how rhythm connects sound and melody within a range of different musical genres.

Pupils learned about different rhythms from around the world, such as the Cuban salsa, the Caribbean calypso, the wild samba and the Brazilian bossa nova.

Choir leader Alison Francis-Black said: “Spotlight Sparklers enjoyed an end-of-term treat when Caitlin Callahan and Josh Bishop from Crash Bang Workshops came into the school.

“They brought with them boxes of percussion instruments and the children enjoyed an afternoon learning music theory through Samba music.”


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