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The Bassoon “Invasion”

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The bassoon is one of the orchestral “endangered species” instruments and it’s been over six years since we last had a bassoon student at RSA. However, the bassoon is no longer a minority instrument at Robert Smyth Academy as no less than 9 students (eight in year 7 and one in year 11) started learning the bassoon yesterday with Rebecca Wong from the Leicestershire Schools Music Service.  Here are some photos from the first lesson where the very excited students had to learn to assemble the instrument – quite a challenge in itself!  We look forward to hearing them play some notes and tunes soon.