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Fairview Alternative Band (FAB)

Fairview Alternative Band

FAB - Fairview Alternative Band - started up in January 2022. It consists of musically talented children from years 3 upwards who perform on an array of instruments (voice, keyboards, and ukuleles as well as orchestral instruments). It is 'alternative' in that, although several of the children in band can competently read music, musical literacy is not a pre-requisite for being in the band. In fact, my commitment to the children is that I will always take it upon myself to make all our repertoire inclusive and accessible to all, so that no child who wishes to join will be turned away because of any barrier. No matter what. We perform at school concerts and assemblies and our repertoire is varied and real, including popular songs by Elbow, Imagine Dragons and Emile Sandé, Baroque music by Handel, and - more recently - the classic Blues song, Railroad Blues (see video below). We rehearse every Thursday after school from 3.30-4.30pm.

The Railroad Blues

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