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Youngsters drum up top tunes for international Make Music Day

PUBLISHED: 16:22 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 21:14 21 June 2018

Holt Primary School pupils try their hand at playing the ukulele at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School pupils try their hand at playing the ukulele at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Youngsters at Holt Primary School drummed up some top tunes, at an all-day series of activities and workshops celebrating international Make Music Day.

Holt Primary School pupils Alfie and Amber try their hand at playing the ukulele at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School pupils Alfie and Amber try their hand at playing the ukulele at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day Photo: KAREN BETHELL

As well as having a chance to try out instruments including steel drums, bongos and ukuleles, the school’s 180 pupils were invited to take a turn on the DJ decks with musicians Nik Void and Tim Burgess, sing sea shanties with Blakeney-based songsters the Old Wild Rovers, and sing gospel songs with Holt Methodist Church minister Rev Cliff Shanganya.

Saxophonist Alison Corfiled ran rhythm sessions, with St Andrew’s Church choirmaster Mark Jones and 17-year-old Gresham’s School student Aaron Hollinger also running workshops.

Holt Primary School pupils Ava and Ruby have a go on the DJ decks with musician Nik Void
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School pupils Ava and Ruby have a go on the DJ decks with musician Nik Void Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Launched in France in 1982 as the Fete de la Musique, Make Music day is now held on the same day every year in parks, schools, streets and community venues in more than 800 towns and cities in 120 countries.

Teacher Bonnie Yexley, who organised the event with the help of teaching assistant Caroline Riseborough, said: “We are very grateful to all the musicians who volunteered to give their time and we hope it has inspired children to try out a new instrument and make music in a way they perhaps haven’t done before.”

Holt Primary School pupil Marshall gets DJ-ing tips from musician Nik Void
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School pupil Marshall gets DJ-ing tips from musician Nik Void Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School pupils tap out the beat at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School pupils tap out the beat at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School pupils tap out the beat at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School pupils tap out the beat at an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Musician Alison Corfield leading a workshop at Holt Primary School as part of an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day
Photo: KAREN BETHELLMusician Alison Corfield leading a workshop at Holt Primary School as part of an all-day event celebrating Make Music Day Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School reception pupils choosing instruments at an all-day event held to celebrate Make Music Day
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School reception pupils choosing instruments at an all-day event held to celebrate Make Music Day Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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