Bingley Grammar School

03.05.18

The Saxophonics Entertain!

Last Friday the Saxophonics entertained the residents of Aire Valley Court, an assisted living complex near Myrtle Park, with their lively interpretations of popular music and film scores.

The group play concerts every two to three weeks and have recently performed for the Denholme Elders and The Residents of Laurel Bank Nursing home. Past concerts have included playing in the procession at Wilsden Gala, Remembrance Sunday at Wilsden Cenotaph, Manorlands and various other care homes and day centres for the elderly.

The group is made up of past student Emily and Year 12 student Elizabeth who both play Baritone Saxophones, Beatrice (Yr 13) and Jessica (Yr 10) who play Tenors and Anna (Yr 11), Leo (Yr 9) and Will (Yr 10) who all play Alto Saxophones. Our students are sometimes joined by a friend made through the Bradford Youth Wind Orchestra Jessica who attends Beckfoot School.

The group was originally set up by Emily, now in her 3rd Year studying Music at the University of Sheffield, and is now run by Elizabeth in Yr 12 - Emily now plays with the group when home from University.

Saxophonics are a multi-talented bunch, with most of them playing multiple instruments including the flute, clarinet, piano and trumpet to name but a few!

The group will be having a short break for revision and exam purposes but already have concerts lined up for the summer around Bradford at local church events and primary schools.

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We are extremely proud of our talented Saxophonics students for their attitude and community spirit - well done to the group and thank you to parents who have supported them.

The Saxophonics are a student-led group who rehearse on Fridays in Q5 (M5) which is downstairs in the music rooms. The group are also involved in the other music groups which rehearse before school throughout the week and would like to invite others to come along and join the groups. All levels are of ability are welcome:

Mondays: Bass Group (bass woodwind instruments) 

Tuesdays: Chamber Orchestra in M5 with Mr McGuffie

Wednesdays: Swing Band in M5 

Thursdays: Clarinet Group in M5

Fridays: Saxophonics in M5

If anyone would like any more information about the groups (or how to find them!) please contact Mrs Kennett for more information.

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