The musical production is on its way …

After the music department decided that the production of “The Sound of Music” is too large for one school alone, it was decided to involve other schools in the area as well.

They have many very talented musicians who are eager to take part in this fantastic project.

More schools taking part

These boys are already practicing the music which will accompany the new musical. As you can see it’s not the usual guitars, bass and drums band we are looking for, but rather a fine orchestra.

Here you can take a look at the brass and woodwind sections. There are trombones, trumpets, clarinets and English horn players which will provide a rich sound.

Very suitable for a production which after all is about The Sound of Music

rTrombone and English horn


tumblr_mtbgi6p9HJ1sgf67qo5_1280Clarinet and trumpet

tumblr_mtbgi6p9HJ1sgf67qo6_500English horn

A New Musical Production

The Sound of Music

The music department is planning a musical production of “The Sound Of Music”

They got hold of this record and were delighted.

sound of music

A lot of preparations will be necessary. The sheets must be obtained, the crew has to be casted, the band has to begin to rehearse.

Oh, so many different things wait for the girls and boys. What about the costumes, what about the stage? Everybody is exited.

All kinds of groups will be needed to make this production a success …

The School Outfitter

Generations of schoolboys grew up wearing shorts as part of their official school uniform.

Many schools, especially grammar or preparatory schools, required shorts from reception through to a certain age or grade, usually til the age of puberty.

So it was not unusual to see boys up to the age of thirteen, fourteen clothed in school uniform shorts – even in winter.

The shorts often were tailored from worsted, flannel or corduroy and had a grey, blue or beige colour.

The length was somehow following fashion and went up during the 1960s only to come down again in the 1980s. Today many shorts again come nearly down to the knee – bermuda length.


The School Library

The Camp Mystery by Elsie J. Oxenham © Girls Gone By Publishers

This book is new on the shelves of our school library.

The Camp Mystery was written by Elsie J. Oxenham and first published in 1932.

Elsie J. Oxenham (25 November 1880 – 9 January 1960) is best known for her “Abbey” series of 38 young adult novels.

This book is less well known and part of the “Abbey connectors” books, the Camp Keema series.

(Source: various articles on wikipedia)