Freemen’s Music Partnership Programme - 'Bring Back the Snow'
We hope you enjoy our latest music collaboration as part of Freemen’s Music Partnership Programme. Over 200 students from five schools, have joined together for this festive and inspiring end of term performance!
During the last academic year, the Community & Partnerships Department and the Music Department had planned to provide music lessons for Year 4 students in local schools, culminating in a joint performance of all students at Freemen's School in July. Sadly this was not able to go ahead. Undeterred, the two departments organised a music collaboration with two local schools in the summer term, resulting in a wonderful performance of 'Even Apart We're Together', a piece written and composed by Old-Free Timothy Peters.
This academic year has seen the launch of the new Freemen’s Music Partnership Programme.
A series of six pre-recorded lessons have been shared with three maintained primary schools and one Special school throughout this term. The lessons have focussed on various music techniques and activities, including demonstrations of Indian rhythm patterns by a tabla player, and African rhythms by a musician and dancers in northern Uganda.
Over 200 students from five schools (Freemen’s, Walton on the Hill Primary, Epsom Primary, Galleywall Primary, and Woodlands Special School) have joined together for an end of term performance of 'Bring Back The Snow' – an original piece about the impact of climate change on snowy weather, specially written and composed for the Programme by Timothy Peters.
The Programme continues throughout this academic year with joint performances in March and July, providing Freemen’s students with further opportunities to ‘Learn, Lead and Make a Difference’, remaining faithful to the School’s roots.
It has been great to see the energy and enthusiasm shown by the Freemen's students, and we cannot wait to find out what Timothy Peters will create for next term's lessons!