Year 3 Recorder students recently spent an afternoon participating in the Dartford Recorder Festival at Mick Jagger Center.
Children from six schools (West Hill, Holy Trinity, The Gateway, Wentworth and Maypole) met to play music from notes they have learnt before and some that was improvised at the theatre.
Each school played a tune they have learnt. DBCPS played theirs beautifully you can here some of their recordings on this blog.
These festivals are great experience for the children as they learn to play in big groups, follow instructions and keep in timings with a bigger group which gives them an idea on how orchestras work specially if they are keen to learn an instrument later on.