News story from Cranleigh School

Cranleigh Virtual Orchestra

Seizing an opportunity to create a cross-year Symphonic Wind Orchestra for the first time this academic year, thirty seven young wind, brass and percussion players came together to produce and record an arrangement of Morton Steven’s original theme tune to Hawaii Five-O.

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10th March 2021 — Working remotely under the expert guidance of Mr Dave Eaglestone (Head of Brass & Woodwind), our young musicians entered into the sun-drenched spirit of the TV show; rehearsing, producing and filming audio, video and ultimately creating a full performance from the confines of their own homes.

They have learned valuable new skills, and proved that, with clever use of technology, even the joy of large-scale ensemble music making is possible under lockdown.

We hope you enjoy their performance, even if the sight of a certain member of the 1st XV front row in full hula dress is a bit much!

Cranleigh School (Coed 7-18) is a day and boarding school in Surrey.

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