Preschool has an exciting few weeks coming up, with a series of musicians visiting. The musicians are all friends of Lauras from the Prohibition Big Band, an 18 piece jazz and swing band.
The series kicked off last week with a visit from Adam Larsen, a jazz student at Auckland University, who brought in his alto saxophone. After hearing a short concert, the children were able to line up and have a turn pressing all the buttons on the saxophone.
Over the next few weeks we will meet Bill Tweed, a retiree, who plays trombone; Dr Julian McEntee on trumpet; Trevor Thwaites, Doctor of Music Education on drums; University Lecturer, Leith Oliver on baritone saxophone; Stu Johnstone on bass with a guitarist friend; and a group of violinists from Remuera Intermediate School. These guys have all volunteered their time and we are extremely fortunate to have them visit! Keep an eye on the blog and the Weka Weekly board for photos.
For more information on these musicians check out http://www.prohibitionbigband.co.nz/