Issued: January 27, 2016
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King Harold Academy forms Junk Orchestra
Musical Year 7 students at King Harold Academy, Waltham Abbey, have been creating their own instruments from recycled materials in preparation for a 'Junk Orchestra Competition'.
Using bottles, rice, pasta, an oil drum, biscuit tins, straws and hosepipes, and all sorts of other materials, the students have designed and made instruments which they will play as part of a class orchestra.
Head of Music Diana Russell said: "Through this project the students will learn how orchestras are formed with strings, percussion, brass and woodwind, and how orchestras read their own part from musical notation.
"Each year 7 class will compose their own piece of music in 3/4 time and follow a conductor who will rehearse them in preparation for a final performance in March."
Prizes will be awarded for 'Best Orchestra', 'Best Instrument' and 'Best conductor'.