Pupils learn about brass

Dave Nesbitt, of Brass Ho!, plays his tuba to children at Bede Academy.
Dave Nesbitt, of Brass Ho!, plays his tuba to children at Bede Academy.

Youngsters at a south east Northumberland academy have been learning about the benefits of brass instruments through a special visit.

Brass Ho!, a band compromising members of Northern Sinfonia, visited the Primary Years Bede Academy in Blyth for an afternoon of music and learning.

The band members explained trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba to the children and entertained them with themes from Wallace and Gromit, Star Wars and Frozen.

Tuba player Dave Nesbitt said: “The best thing about brass instruments is that they’re fun to play.”

Primary Years headteacher Irene Watson said: “Music is an integral part of life at Bede Academy, led at Primary Years by our music lead David Tallent, and this was both a learning opportunity and a lot of fun for the children.

“The whole school got the chance to hear Brass Ho! in two sessions and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.”