Brass and Percussion Departments

On Monday evening, the Brass and Percussion Departments joined forces to deliver a fabulous evening of music. With performances of music ranging from trumpet trios, quintets, and dectet, an appreciative audience witnessed the burgeoning growth of brass playing at The Purcell School. Interspersed between brass items were solos from percussionists Joshua (Year 13), Hannah (Year 9), and Anthony (Year 8), all of whom played highly memorable and contrasting works for multi-percussion, solo vibraphone, and solo timpani, respectively.

Huge congratulations to the brass and percussion students, and special thanks to those in the Upper Sixth who will be moving on to bigger things, to Practice Supervisor Albert Owen for his valuable input, and to guest performers Freddie (Year 13, drums) and Zaki (Year 13, bass). The Brass and Percussion Departments are looking forward to building on this year’s successes in the new academic year.

Congratulations to all the students!

Impulse Outreach in Norfolk

Last weekend, Purcell’s award-winning IMPULSE outreach group returned to Norfolk to run an exciting series of community concerts and primary school workshops in partnership with Norfolk Music Hub.

The students who made up this year’s IMPULSE group were incredibly well received. Of one particular performance at Fulmodeston Church, two audience members commented that ‘the enthusiasm, rapport and dynamic music were so joyous. A great treat for a full village church . . . what a summer delight’. Roy and Hilary Murray

A huge well done to this year’s IMPULSE cohort for giving your time so willingly, and a special thank you to Head of Composition Alison Cox for making the outreach weekend the success it was.