The Millfield Prep Music Department held a wind extravaganza masterclass featuring classes on
brass, oboe, flute and jazz band with special guest BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ principal
flautist, Matthew Featherstone.
Matthew’s class included flute beat-boxing and an open masterclass for flute pupils. A group of
pupils played for Matthew and the audience and Matthew performed Debussy’s Syrinx and Zoom
Tube, a contemporary composition, both for solo flute. He was an inspiration for all of our
Other classes on the day included 'Blow Brass!' involving a very fast tuba solo, an oboe group
performance and a dynamic contrast and ensemble skills session for the Jazz band.
It was a musically enriching morning for all involved.