Monday, 23 December 2013

Oulton Primary Steel Band rocks Christmas Singalong 1

Last year for the first year ever in decades we had to cancel the YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic Singalong, what with our base being suddenly whipped from under us. West Park is still unavailable, but this year we are going to Leeds Civic Hall.

For the steelband side of it, Wanda brought her gang from Oulton Primary. Good to know that some headteachers still appreciate the benefits all round of children playing to other children, and let their willing and hardworking music teachers take them out of maths from time to time.

[There's enough research to prove that playing music develops all the brain skills you need to do better at other subjects, but sadly research and professional knowledge is easily ignored. See Michael Gove. oops! Slipped into wrong blog there!]

Apart from the parking, Leeds Civic Hall is a fine building, full of history, art and architecture. The Lord Mayor put in an appearance, and agreed to pose with Wanda and the Oultonites.

Strangely Father Christmas said Yo Ho Ho in an Italian accent!

Diane got changed behind the screen. Made me laugh [and take a photo or two. here's one.

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