Pupils! For your listening and dancing pleasure, midi files of Hungarian Wedding Dance have been uploaded to the Guitar Group Midis page.
This is the first of our East Lothian Guitar Ensemble pieces (next rehearsal – St. Mary’s PS, Haddington, 1:30 – 3:30)
The date for the Showcase Concert is Friday 27th March 2009 – the performance will take place in Musselburgh Grammar School – tickets will go on sale 4 weeks before the concert – in the Brunton Hall Box Office – this ensures equal access regardless of which school you attend.
New midi files have been posted on the Guitar Group Midis page.
I took the opportunity to record the MGS Guitar Group’s two concert items yesterday – one in rehearsal and the other in performance. You can hear them on the MGS page
The concert was a great success and everyone everyone seemed to have a great time. In addition to the Guitar Group there were performances from: orchestra; choir; wind band; jazz band; string ensemble; cello group; brass group; solo and group vocalists and a new ensemble featuring flutes, guitars, cello & double bass in a medley of traditional Scottish tunes.
Sadly, an able pupil is moving away to another part of the UK. I was asked for a reference in order that, once there, full musical entitlement might continue. Happy to oblige, I wrote a short history of achievement and was keen to point out that a detailed musical portrait of the pupil already existed in the form of mp3 recordings of:
• solo performing
• participation in the school Guitar Group
• participation in the East Lothian Guitar Ensemble
I contacted the school concerned and arranged to send the reference electronically. The hyperlinks have been passed onto the Music Department.
I hadn’t really considered this aspect of evidence before. The benefits of such a learning space for the stationary pupil, parents and staff seem obvious. For a pupil changing schools, a portrait seems better a better way to convey information than a descritpion – and a self-portrait better still.