We are very proud of Elizabeth W in year 5 for taking part in the Royal Albert Hall concert. Elizabeth is learning the basson and the violin with Merton Music Foundation but she also sings with Merton Young Voices. “I had a lay in on the day of the concert because I knew it was going to be a really late night. I got ready & went to the MMF HQ to get on the coach. When we got there we were told what dressing room we were in. We shared a dressing room with the samba performers. We had lunch and had a rehearsal. We went back to our dressing room. My wobbly tooth really hurt so I couldn’t eat my tea. My Dad had to come and pull out the tooth so I could eat my pizza.
My favourite song was “Treasure Trove.” I didn’t feel nervous but I felt happy about singing to such a big audience. I was amazed at how big The Albert Hall is.
I felt really happy it actually happened. I liked Backstories because of the actual stories. I loved the balloon drop at the end! The next day I was so happy that I had done it.
The adults who directed the concert were fabulous. Soo was the most amazing – without her it would never happen. Thank you Soo!!!
We are very proud of Jasmine in year 2. She played the drums at The Royal Albert Hall. She told me that,
“We practised a couple of days before we went. I came up to the Royal Albert Hall after school.Lily, my teacher helped us practise. I was happy we were able to practise before the real thing. We were able to have our snack and then get changed. We sat backstage and we could hear the concert when it started. I felt nervous when it was our turn to play. I liked it when we changed into our funny outfits onstage. My part was really good. I was happy with how I played. It went quite quickly. We marched off still playing as the bigger children marched on. I tripped a little bit get off the stage so one one of the other drummers, Jay Jay, had to help me! Before the concert I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it , but now I want to do it again!