Students make a lot of noise as they learn how to play tenor horn

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STUDENTS in Westergate just don’t want the music to stop.

Year 7 students from the Ormiston Six Villages Academy are testing out their skills as they receive specialist tuition on the tenor horn.

The school’s head of arts, Mr Munt, has enrolled the pupils on the project 1term2learn which provides the free weekly lessons to an entire class.

Mr Munt said the first lesson got off to a great start with the tutor, Mr Newport, teaching students the note of C so they could play along with a backing track 
to create their 
first group performance.

The tenor horn is a brass instrument which is most commonly found in traditional British brass bands, contributing greatly to the rich mellow sound.

Building on their confidence from the first lesson, some students even returned to the music department during an open evening to take part in a workshop showing prospective new students some of what goes on at the school.

The lessons also coincide with the channel four documentary series – Don’t Stop the Music – in which the benefits of a musical education on academic progress are explored.

The musical journey will continue for students in the coming weeks.