Warminster Ukulele Orchestra
Did you know that Warminster School has a newly-formed music ensemble?
The Warminster Ukulele Orchestra has been a great success and at this point has nearly twenty members, including the Headmaster. It provides access to learning a new instrument and playing in an ensemble in a relaxed, supportive group setting. The ukulele has four strings and players can get pleasing results in a relatively short period of time. Some members have really been bitten by the bug and are pursuing individual lessons to take it to the next level.
The Orchestra was formed with three main aims in mind: to provide an opportunity for both staff and pupils to learn and perform together; to offer a new musical challenge that would entice both non-musicians and existing musicians; and to offer free instrumental lessons within a group setting.
The first goal of the Orchestra is to perform in the Winter Term Concert on Thursday 4th December. Delighted by the group’s progress, music teacher Gareth Williams commented: “We will be performing Sweet Child of Mine by the rock group Guns 'n' Roses, and one other surprise number. We will be boosted further by adding singers, a drummer and a bass player, all of whom are pupils within School.”
If you would like to see the Ukulele Orchestra in action and discover their surprise number, please book your tickets for the Winter Term Concert through Abi Munson at [email protected]