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Meldreth Music Day with Soundbeams and Alice in Wonderland

Meldreth Music Day with Soundbeams and Alice in Wonderland

Picture: Sound waves coming out of a speaker 

Students from Scope’s Meldreth Manor School hosted a special event on 25 June 2009 featuring a musical medley using Soundbeam technology.

The focus of this year’s annual performance will include extracts from the famous Walt Disney version of `Alice in Wonderland’ and will have special musical interpretations by David Jackson with four Soundbeam Bands - all pupils from Meldreth Manor - playing beams and switches.

Soundbeam is a device based on sensory technology which enables users to create digitally-generated music and sounds through physical movement.

Songs were also performed by pupils from Fowlmere Primary School under the direction of Caroline Hopkins, whilst professional duo Dorie Jackson and Emily Baker took to the stage to entertain guests during the interval.

There was a special guest performance by Lis Wilson, who is a Meldreth Manor music therapist, and among the audience were young adults from the Cambridge Resources Centre in Knapwell.

Rosemary Turner, Deputy Head at Meldreth Manor School, said: “Our pupils really enjoy being actively involved in music using Soundbeams. David Jackson’s continued commitment and support is truly appreciated as he brings a wealth of music-making and knowledge. It proves that inclusive arts projects with children and adults of all abilities provides a unique experience and, no doubt, will be very memorable for all those involved. We are also very grateful to all those who are contributing on stage and to those in the audience.”
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