Fife Festival of Music November 2018
Family Funday and Brass Workshop
Sunday 25th November, DUNFERMLINE HIGH SCHOOL.
Sunday 25thNovember saw the sixth Family Funday of Musicmaking and that is exactly what it was - a fun day for all the family full of laughter and happy children enjoying the experience of making music and learning more about it while having a good time.
The day got off to a great start with an opening fanfare from the young brass players who had their own brass workshop running alongside the Funday. The workshop was led by 'Travelling by Tuba' and after taking the workshop this extremely talented duo from Manchester gave an excellent family concert telling the story of travelling the world in music with demonstrations of a variety of musical instruments from all over the world and from the earliest music making using conch shells through Roman times to Vikings and right up to the present. Lots of the children were given the chance to join in and try the various different instruments.
Throughout the day ‘Come and try’ workshop sessions were available for drum kit, jumbie jam, ukulele, singing games, music making for the very young and pipe band drumming. Although the majority of participants were aged from toddler to mid teens, there was even one Gran who asked if she could take part in a workshop!
In between these sessions many children enjoyed colouring in pictures with a musical theme and completing the musical quiz. Meanwhile the face painting table proved a great attraction.
In addition to all this there was a short informal performance by local musicians from the Fife Strathspey and Reel Society, who had people tapping their toes along to the music.
All in all a very successful day.
The brass workshop and Funday were supported by Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, the Barbara McManus Memorial Fund, Fife Festival of Music, Fife Council Education Instrumental Music Service and Fife Youth Music Activities Charitable Trust.