Our popular north Norfolk Band Clubs returned this half term with 19 young people getting together in Fakenham and Cromer to play instruments and write songs.

The young music makers aged eight to 12 attend the primary schools which feed into Fakenham and Cromer Academies, as well as year 7 of the high schools. The workshops took place over two days in each of the high schools.

The aim of Band Club was to give young people the opportunity to try instruments and develop music skills while having fun and making friends.

The two groups used a variety of instruments and voice to write a song which they performed to friends and family in an informal sharing at the end.

The sessions were delivered by Paul Thompson, Ian Brownlie and Pete Murdoch from The Garage’s music outreach team.

All agreed that they had a great time over the two days, learning new skills, playing musical games and making new friends.

Comments from participants:

“My favourite thing was learning new instruments.”

“My favourite thing was discovering the Em and Gm chords.”

“I liked it when I learnt to play the piano.”

“It is so fun, you learn so much and you get to make your own song.”

“It’s really cool, you make music with other young musicians. I highly recommend it if you like music.”

“My favourite things were games and including each other’s ideas.”

 “My favourite thing is that you make music and have fun making friends.”

Band Clubs are part funded by Youth Music and North Norfolk District Council, in partnership with Fakenham Academy and Cromer Academy.

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