Olivia Forms a Band
Join Rachel Leach and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra for our new online, interactive Sound Explorers concert based on the popular children’s book Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer.
We invite primary school children and their families to join in with this 30-minute musical version of Olivia Forms A Band. Sing or play along, grab an instrument if you have one, and join in with three original songs, hear pieces of classical music performed by LSO musicians and see illustrations from the book on screen, all helping us to tell the story.
Find the Olivia Forms a Band concert below, as well as practice tracks and word sheets for two songs by Rachel Leach which you can join in with during the video. Use the practice tracks and word sheets if you’d like to learn the songs before watching our online concert.
- Families with primary school-aged children
- Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 teachers and children in school
Oh No, I've Lost My Sock
Let's Make a Band!
Key Stage 1 project pack
Find creative extension activities for Key Stage 1 teachers and students, or young people at home, based on our online Sound Explorers concert, Olivia Forms a Band.
Rachel Leach curator and presenter
Gareth Davies flute
David Elton trumpet
Sarah Quinn violin
Hilary Jones cello
John Alley piano
Rachel Leach composer
Suzi Zumpe vocals
John Alley piano
The copyrights of the script, music and arrangements in the video are held by Rachel Leach and the London Symphony Orchestra.
The copyrights of material in the project pack including text, music and design are held by Rachel Leach and London Symphony Orchestra.
Olivia Forms a Band images are used by the kind permission of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020.