Narrogin primary schools receive symphonic treat
East Narrogin Primary School and St Matthew’s Primary received a special visit on Thursday, March 30, from members of the Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Violinist Helen Kruger and violist Bourby Webster called in at St Matthew’s while percussionist Frank Munoz and world-class French horn player Nicole Dixon visited the children at East Narrogin Primary.
Ms Dixon, who has toured worldwide performing for musicals such as Disney’s Frozen, is a former student of East Narrogin Primary.
Music teacher Fiona Hastie, who teaches at both schools, said the visits were not only great fun but important as the country kids were shown that just like the musical guests, they too could pursue a future doing something they love.
“There’s always been so many musicians here, there’s never been a time when there haven’t been music projects going on,” she said.
“There’s a great creative energy in town.”
During the visit, Malakye Campbell from East Narrogin Primary discovered that he had a hidden talent for playing the French horn.
“Malakye got an incredible sound out of it, which isn’t easy,” Ms Hastie said
“He had the whole school in stitches, the louder he blew the greater the noise was, the kids were all laughing — it was really fun.”
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