The current situation has indeed forced everyone to think a bit differently about life and Thursday lunchtime saw a historic first in the life of KSA as we held our inaugural ‘virtual’ Informal Concert.
Everyone has been on a steep learning curve when it comes to technology and communication software, and it seemed only right that this half term should culminate in yet another new experience – taking part in a live virtual informal concert from the comfort and safety of our own homes.
It was clear that lockdown has provided lots of opportunities for our young musicians to continue to develop their skills. Many of them have stayed with weekly ‘remote’ lessons, and it was lovely to hear the progress that has been made over the last few weeks. It was also a splendid opportunity for everyone to connect and share their love of music. Seventeen children from Years 3-6 took part and the range of instruments and musical styles. It made for a varied and entertaining programme.
The Virtual Informal Concert was a relaxed, happy event, and I think we were all relieved that we only experienced minor technical issues. We will undoubtedly be looking to repeat this format after half term while restrictions continue. That said, I know we are all looking forward to the day when we can gather together at KSA and make music in the same room!
Congratulations to everyone who took part and thank you to the parents who provided both technical and moral support on the day.