We were privileged to play at a memorial celebration at Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church on the 5th July 2016. Everybody enjoyed our performance very much, and we very much appreciated being a part of this community event.
We helped clean up our local canal with the help of Lee from Waterside Care. Armed with gloves, hi-vis vests, litter pickers and plastic bags we made a beeline for our local canal-side, and spent a couple of hours picking as much litter up as we could. The pupils were all amazed at what people had thrown away; we think there was somebody’s entire wardrobe in one section! Everybody worked really hard, and Lee was fantastic; he invited the pupils back to participate in water testing at the brook which runs into the local canal, so we really managed to get a lot done.
Well done to all involved!
The Film Orchestra
We are very excited to host The Film Orchestra! They are the UK’s 1st amateur orchestra solely dedicated to performing music from the world of Film, Television and Gaming. They are regularly seeking musicians to set up new bands/orchestra/choirs at the Kimichi School, Acocks Green.
The Film Orchestra has grown from a rehearsal orchestra for 40 grade 6+ musicians set up in February 2013, to a project which comprises wind bands, TfO String Orchestra, a pop-up choir as well as the full The Film Orchestra.
The project was launched in Worcester in February 2013 by Founder, Jane Whittle & Manager, Edward Roberts-Malpass to bring together musicians aged 8 to 85, from around grade 3 standard to professional, to enjoy the experience of the performance of film music.
Completely self-funded and run by volunteers, each ensemble has its own experienced conductor and team of advanced musicians who act as mentors to the younger and less- experienced players.
As well as encouraging young people to develop their ensemble music- making skills, many adults have joined the ranks to brush up on skills they had thought long forgotten.
All rehearsals are held every second Sunday of the month from 2-4pm.
The project is supported by professionals from the film music world, including Worcestershire-based film composer Hilgrove Kenrick and Phil Watkins of Maestro PR, London.
Interested persons please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, instrument and approximate standard/grade.
Visit The Film Orchestra website to find out more!