Young musicians take part in Stratford Oompah Brass Day

Youngsters from Newham and Tower Hamlets at Stratford Circus

Youngsters from Newham and Tower Hamlets at Stratford Circus - Credit: Archant

Young instrumentalists came together to take part in Oompah Spectaculah, a breath-taking project aimed at teaching students how to play brass ensemble music.

Brass group, Oompah Brass, worked with young musicians to prepare five pieces of music as part of the project on March 10 at Stratford Circus.

The project runs on three days - the last day will be in June when students from Newham and Tower Hamlets will meet and rehearse with the band for the last time before putting on a performance on stage at Stratford Circus.

Amy Haynes, Director of Community Music at Lister Community School said: “It’s been fantastic for our students to play as part of a bigger ensemble and hear how powerful a sound a big brass band can make!

“The band are really enthusiastic and engaging, and our students have really enjoyed the two workshops so far and can’t wait for the concert in June!”

Oompah Spectaculah is a joint initiative from Oompah Brass Band, Newham Music Trust, Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Services and Stratford Circus funded by Mayor’s Fund for Music.

Oompah Brass Band is an award-winning, brass ensemble formed of highly acclaimed brass players.