Welcome to BeatSwap!

The BeatSwap project is an exciting inter-school music project designed by Andy Fowler of RhythmZone and Claire Hurst (Deputy Head) of Oxford Road Community School. Follow us throughout the year to see children from four Reading schools develop and perform their own piece of world percussion music.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Performance time is fast approaching!

Before Christmas, we completed the first part of the project. Everyone learned to write down new rhythms and exchanged them with children in partner schools.

Over the Christmas holidays I took everyone's ideas, mixed them up with the great rhythms and compositions that had been created, and developed performance pieces to teach schools A+B (Churchend and Oxford Road) and C+D (Micklands and Newtown).

We've just finished learning our performance at Churchend and Oxford Road (it's very exciting! - WELL DONE everyone and thanks for all your input!), and after a nice walking holiday in Dorset for half term, I'm back to Micklands and Newtown. Get ready to work hard and learn your performance piece for our final show in mid-April.

The venue has been confirmed - Reading College - on Kings Road. They have offered us an amazing building with black walls, floor and ceiling for us to show off our drumming skills in. I have a few ideas for some audience participation, so chat to your friends and family and let them know something exciting is coming up soon...

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