And all that jazz

Morpeth's Chantry Middle School young musicians who are playing at a joint concert with King Edward VI School later this month (left to right) Daniel Kramer (10), Bryony Lane (9), Matthew Huxtable (10), Phoebe Hoggan, (10), Ben Orrell (10) and Lauren McLean (10).
Morpeth's Chantry Middle School young musicians who are playing at a joint concert with King Edward VI School later this month (left to right) Daniel Kramer (10), Bryony Lane (9), Matthew Huxtable (10), Phoebe Hoggan, (10), Ben Orrell (10) and Lauren McLean (10).

FAMILIES are invited to have a musical picnic in Morpeth on Tuesday evening.

An informal evening of jazz, steel pan and brass will be performed by King Edward VI students, the KEVI Community Jazz Band and Chantry Middle School & Technology College students.

The audience can bring their own refreshments to the outdoor concert. The proceeds will be split between a Chantry brass fund and a Christian based youth work project in Mexico (M10) that some KEVI students are taking part in.

Charlotte Burton, a music teacher at Chantry Middle School & Technology College, said: “Our Year 5 pupils have been learning how to play the pocket trumpet through a Wider Opportunities project, so this concert will be a great chance for them to show what they have learned so far and also to see other musical groups perform.

“We are really looking forward to the event.”

It will take place in the park area beside the KEVI Lower School Hall from 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for students/children and are available on the evening or in advance from the KEVI School Office on 01670 515415 and Chantry Office on 01670 512874.