On Tuesday 2nd December, Hayle Academy held its annual Christmas Brass Workshop.
Local primary students from Connor Downs, St Erth, Bodriggy, Kehelland, were invited to join Hayle Academy brass players to rehearse a selection of Christmas festive songs as an ensemble.
Brass leader, Kirsten Burden was very impressed with their dedication and how they performed that afternoon. Following along with tradition, parents and family were invited to a performance. Music played included; Rockin Around The Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland, Frosty The Snowman & We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

Kiki from St Erth has only been playing for 4 weeks, said’ “I love today because it’s much louder than playing on my own.”


Three very talented Hayle Academy students took part in a brass band competition last weekend, Morgan Year 9, William Year 9, and Lowenna Year 7 as part of Lanner Brass Academy.

The competition, held in Exmouth, had 12 bands competing. They not only won their section but won the most entertaining band of the day for both their performance inside the pavilions and one for outside in the gardens.

Lowenna played a horn solo and Morgan was part of a cornet fanfare and also played a glockenspiel solo with Lowenna and William playing Djembe drums in the finale.

Well done to all our students, and we are really PROUD of you and your achievements.