What an exciting (and very loud!) afternoon at Heap Bridge all caused by a visit from Jeff Rich – former drummer of the famous rock band Status Quo!

Jeff had a wealth of information to share with us all about his life in a rock band as well as the history of drums and drumming. He demonstrated how to play different types of drums and some lucky children had the opportunity to have a go themselves; as did Miss Stallwood who was volunteered by the other teachers!

We even got to watch Jeff do some freestyle drumming on his drum kit which all the children enjoyed bopping along to.

For the finale, Jeff gave every child a percussion instrument and they played alongside him on his drums. What a tremendous noise we all made! It all made for a brilliant afternoon, I know I certainly enjoyed myself. What was your favourite part of Jeff’s visit? Has he inspired any of you to take up drumming lessons?

 

 





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Amelia Platt · 22nd February 2018 at 7:07 pm

It was really fun listening to Jeff Rich with the drums it was so loud that I started to laugh. He`s really good at playing the drums.I really enjoyed it

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Max Cross · 23rd February 2018 at 12:05 pm

I really enjoyed the drumming session with Jeff! He’s really good at playing the drums. I enjoyed it when he played really fast and loud! I think the drums are my favourite instrument.

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Jake Grundy · 23rd February 2018 at 12:07 pm

Amazing I loved the way he played it he should be on TV he’s the best drummer ever.

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Heidi mooney · 23rd February 2018 at 12:09 pm

I loved doing drumming it was very loud though and I loved listening to the songs he played and I learned what all of the parts are on the drums and I also know all of what the other drums are called

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Rhys carroll · 23rd February 2018 at 12:48 pm

I really enjoyed the drumming and I especially liked the bass on the drums

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Benjamin · 23rd February 2018 at 12:50 pm

I realy enjoyed shaking the meracas it was so fun.

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Myles Cunningham Holt · 23rd February 2018 at 12:51 pm

I loved the drumming and when he did the second it was so loud and cool.

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Miguel (blog editor) · 23rd February 2018 at 12:53 pm

I loved it loads especially when the drummer started playing some fantastic tunes

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Millie · 23rd February 2018 at 12:55 pm

I really enjoyed Jeff’s visit. He is really good at playing not just one drum but others as well. I learnt a lot from his visit including names of different drums, how to make a high sound and low sound and how to make a simple sound on the drums. Thank you for visiting our school Jeff we all learnt a lot from you. I hope you enjoyed visiting our school.

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Jayden · 23rd February 2018 at 12:57 pm

When the drummer came my favourite part was when we got to play some music with him it was fun

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Matilda Caffrey · 23rd February 2018 at 12:58 pm

I really enjoyed Jeff Rich’s performance it taught me a lot about drums like that drums are one of the longest living instruments in the world.

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Bella C.D · 23rd February 2018 at 12:59 pm

The drums were quite deafening but they were fun to play and listen to. Jeff is an awesome drummer and his band must of sounded like the best of the best with him. I would love to get a full set of drums for my birthday or for Christmas!

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Will · 23rd February 2018 at 1:04 pm

I really liked Jeff Rich and the drums and it was really loud it nearly made me have a head ache

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Charlie Hughes · 23rd February 2018 at 1:04 pm

I really liked that performance because it was load, cheerful and amazing and I hope that he’s looking at this post. Also I loved all the amazing sounds I hope he can come again and give us a recap. My favourite was when Jeff played the drums himself and we played the instruments. Well done Jeffrey and his assistant!

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Jessica · 23rd February 2018 at 1:05 pm

I really enjoyed Jeff coming to visit. I wonder if he liked it here and if he will come again?

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Gabby Simpson · 23rd February 2018 at 1:06 pm

I really liked it and it was so loud. I liked the man playing the drums.

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Aimee A · 23rd February 2018 at 1:11 pm

I loved the drumming and I hope we do it again

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Samuel.brews · 23rd February 2018 at 3:22 pm

I want to say that the drums were really loud also I liked all the drums that Jeff Rich brought in.

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Maicy Psaila (head girl) · 23rd February 2018 at 6:05 pm

I have enjoyed the drumming. Jeff was amazing.

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Oscar · 23rd February 2018 at 6:16 pm

I loved the drums,especially the talking drum.
The end was my favourite time when we
done some music.Best afternoon ever!

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Matilda Caffrey · 23rd February 2018 at 8:50 pm

I loved the drums it was really loud but apart from that I really enjoyed it and I also enjoyed me doing the drums it was very good.

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Evie Kirk · 24th February 2018 at 11:41 am

I really enjoyed drumming although it was really loud Jeff was a good drummer .

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Daisy Skorzewski · 25th February 2018 at 7:57 am

Well done Jeff. I really enjoyed listing to you and my friends play the drums and I also enjoyed listing to the names of the drums.

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    Daisy's Grandma · 27th February 2018 at 8:59 am

    It looks like all of you had a very good time. Well done everybody!

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Cleo Cowsill · 26th February 2018 at 8:09 am

I really enjoyed the drumming master class. It was awesome and i think everybody else really enjoyed it too. So thank you for letting us have a master class in drumming it was great.

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Lacey Cowsill · 26th February 2018 at 8:11 am

Everyone clapped to the famous drummer when he was making a noise. Everyone in my class really liked it. The whole class loved it.

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Kayden B · 26th February 2018 at 8:15 am

It was good watching people doing the drumming. They was amazing

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Joshua Dickenson · 26th February 2018 at 8:40 am

It was fun listening to Jeff`s music and him saying the names of the different drums

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Kian Bell · 26th February 2018 at 8:44 am

I loved doing drumming with Jeff`,my favourite part was the end when everybody was doing it

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Harrison (head boy) · 27th February 2018 at 12:42 pm

this was really fun and I enjoyed playing on the bongos. 🙂

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Leo Walker · 27th February 2018 at 5:04 pm

I really enjoyed the afternoon with Jeff Rich it was a fun experience and really fun but it really loud .

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Aimee Whipp · 28th February 2018 at 8:01 pm

I like it and I like the drums

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Elizabeth.smithies · 2nd March 2018 at 11:38 am

Today was so fun. Jeff is very talented I hope he comes again one day. My favourite part was when Jeff let us all get up and play along with his drums. Even though it was very loud it was very fun!!! I tell everyone to go see his twitter. Thank you Jeff for the best afternoon in my life!!!

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Daisy Kay · 2nd March 2018 at 4:30 pm

I really enjoyed this drumming session with Jeff my favourite part was when he played the drums

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Nikki · 23rd March 2018 at 2:44 pm

Sounds like this was great fun guys! Thanx for Jeff coming in and talking to the children. I know mine had fun 😀

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Callum Gray Y5 · 19th January 2019 at 10:18 pm

Wow, what a delight it is to meet a real band! i loved the music and everything to do with it. Thank you heap bridge and thank you status quo.

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