Sheffield pupils have fun with fanfares

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PUPILS from two Sheffield schools have joined forces with the Royal Opera House in a scheme to encourage more young people to make music.

Fourteen, fifteen and 16-year-olds from Tapton and High Storrs schools have been writing their own fanfares - short pieces of music designed to grab the listener’s attention.

They will be performed tonight by local brass quintet Harlequin Brass at St Mark’s Church in Broomhill as part of the Broomhill Festival concert.

Working with the Royal Opera House’s composer Duncan Chapman, the students have been able to workshop ideas for their pieces, which are all inspired by Olympic sports.

One of the fanfares being performed has been created by 14-year-old Junaid Reham from High Storrs, one of 10 winners of the Royal Opera House’s national fanfare competition.