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abingdon.org.uk/prep 9 PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC Years 3 and 4 pupils transported an appreciative audience from Frilford to Hamelin town in their rock-style production of The Piper. The villagers were not happy as Hamelin had been taken over by some very cool, sunglasses-wearing rats! Luckily, the rocking Piper made his entrance to a rendition of Smoke on the Water, ridding the town of its problematic rodents. Unfortunately, the villagers weren’t very trustworthy and refused to pay the Piper his 100 silver pieces. The Piper took his revenge and, with a rocking riff, led the village children inside the magic mountain, never to be seen again! Well done to all the pupils and staff who were involved in the performance – it was a wonderful evening’s entertainment. THE PIPER - JR SECTION PRODUCTION The Year 5 Soirée was a wonderfully relaxed evening. The theme was ‘Diversity’ and the performance included two renditions of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, the first by 5L, the second by 5N. This was sandwiched between individual musical items by our talented Year 5 musicians. The highlight, however, was the whole year group singing four classic songs from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The audience went home hugely impressed and enthused by what they had seen at the Year 5 Soirée, having enjoyed their family picnics in the interval! YEAR 5 SOIREE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CAROUSEL - TRYING OUT NEW SOUNDS WITH OUR VMTS