Cranleigh School virtual orchestra

Posted on 11th Mar 2021 in School News, Music, Online learning

For the first time this academic year thirty seven young wind, brass and percussion players from across all year groups formed a virtual Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

Working remotely under the expert guidance of Mr Dave Eaglestone (Head of Brass & Woodwind), young musicians from Cranleigh School came together to produce and record an arrangement of Morton Steven’s original theme tune to Hawaii Five-O.

Pupils entered into the sun-drenched spirit of the TV show; rehearsing, producing and filming audio, video and ultimately creating a full performance from the confines of their own homes.

They have learned valuable new skills, and proved that, with clever use of technology, even the joy of large-scale ensemble music making is possible under lockdown.