Happy Birthday John Williams!

On February 9th 2022 John Williams celebrated his 90th Birthday.  John Williams is arguably the most influential film music composer of all time responsible for critically acclaimed films such as Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and Star Wars.  Pupils marked this special occasion through a variety of different themed events throughout the week.  The whole school took part in a John Williams virtually assembly where pupils discovered key facts about the composer and then completed a music quiz where they had to identify 10 famous Williams themes.  Drama club focused on the collaboration between Williams, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg acting out scenes from Jurassic Park, ET the Extra-terrestrial and Star Wars; the end of the session finished with some superb acting along to the main music themes from each scene.  Finally Music Club focused on performing some of Williams’ most famous pieces including Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, the Imperial March from Star Wars and the Main Theme from Jaws; the session ended with a showcase from each pupil performing their chosen theme.

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