Visitors get pupils into the swing of jazz music
9 December 2016
The Beaconhill Swing Band brought the magic of Christmas to Norham High School on Tuesday 6 December, when they played a morning session for pupils and staff.
Their performances focused on swing jazz hits of the 20th century, from the 1920's and onwards, plus some traditional Christmas numbers to get everyone in the festive mood.
Our pupils have recently been learning about ‘what makes a song’ in their music lessons and the band were invited into school to help bring their studies to life.
Our Head of Music, Chris Higgins said: "I know our pupils got a lot from the visit and hopefully it inspired them with music that they don't normally get exposed to. It's a very exciting time for us at Norham High School and this event represents just one of the many fantastic changes that our school has made in recent months. It was a real treat to hear the band play classic swing tunes and traditional Christmas songs in the Swing Jazz style.”
Our Chair of Governors, David Bavaird added: “This visit was a great opportunity for our pupils and we’re really grateful to the Beaconhill Swing Band for giving up their time to come into our school for the entire morning.”