Latest News

« Back to News

Prep II follow in the steps of rock royalty

February 10th, 2017

Grange boys followed in the footsteps of legendary musicians this week when they became the first school to visit Monmouth’s historic Rockfield Studios.

Prep II spent most of Monday in the same studio where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody – the third best-selling UK single ever.

They also had their picture taken next to the wall Oasis front man, Noel Gallagher, sat atop to write his smash hit, Wonderwall.

Dr Sion Wall, science teacher at The Grange, organised the trip.

He said: “The boys had an incredible day led by professional sound engineer, Joe, who along with myself and Grange music teacher, Joe Walton, helped to explain the science of sound and the relationship of science to music in a very hands-on manner.

“They were able to see how different surfaces affect sound, visualise sound recordings as a wave, and see the different technologies inside keyboards which allow them to produce sound. They also recorded some instrumental and choral music, then watched and took part in the mixing process.

“The boys got a history lesson on the studios by ex-HMSG pupil, Lisa, who runs the studios and grew up there. Some of the boys even got to play the grand piano used to record by Freddie Mercury, Joe Strummer and Chris Martin. Both boys and teachers had an amazing time!”

« Back to News