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A Break with Tradition for our Musicians

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This week, breaking with tradition, our usual Big Band stepped aside to enable our pupil band, Lost, to take centre stage at St Peter's Prep School in Lympstone.

Consisting of a drummer, singer, two guitarists, a bass player, and with occasional trumpet, our talented musicians delivered a skilfully versatile performance – two members of the band can play keyboard, lead guitar, bass and drums equally well – demonstrating the very high standard of music-making and teaching here at King's.

Accompanied by our Director of Music, Colin Albery, there was ample 'between sets' entertainment from our extremely experienced and rather humurous Director, who took the opportunity to explain to the pupils how bands work in terms of effects, technology and amplification.

The set list was incredibly varied, offering a mix up of familiar songs, such as Bon Jovi’s Living On A Prayer, along with some of Lost's original material.

To make the visit as interactive as possible, St Peter's pupils were invited up to try out various instruments and to see what it's like to perform in a band environment. We were informed that a Year 5 and a Year 8 band were currently being formed, so this was the perfect opportunity for the children to get involved.

Commenting, Mr Albery said: "We always enjoying visiting St Peter's, so it was with great pleasure that we were able to offer them something different on this occasion. Our pupils can play a range of instruments and have a variety of opportunity to get involved in music performances, from choirs and orchestras, through to our popular Big Band. They thoroughly enjoyed performing as Lost, and I look forward to seeing them develop and progress."

He added: "We say a huge thank you to St Peter's and we all look forward to visiting you again soon!"

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