Prep Band teams up with Abbotsleigh for special workshop and concert


Members of the Knox Prep Senior Concert Band have held a combined workshop with Abbotsleigh Prep School Concert Band.

More than 92 young musicians participated in the workshop in early May, which culminated with a combined performance in front of an audience of 250 people.

During the workshop, the students, with assistance from conductors Miss Beck Morris from Knox Prep and Mr Kurt Davis from Abbotsleigh, worked tirelessly on two new pieces, Jump Start and Old Time Rock n Roll, that were put together especially for the workshop.

“The boys and girls loved working on the pieces and had a lot of fun putting them together and knuckling out the notes and hard melodic phrases,” said Miss Morris, Knox Prep Director of Ensembles.

“The workshop was definitely a huge success both musically and socially for our boys,” she said.

It is hoped the workshop will become an annual event.