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Music at LVS Hassocks

The Hassocks All Stars Blues Band (THABB)

Seven students, all with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, came together as The Hassocks Allstars Blues Band (THABB) and recorded five cover songs showcasing their musical talent.

Supported by teachers and staff at LVS Hassocks, the seven students were encouraged to learn new skills and develop the confidence to play in front of an audience, with well-known songs such as Mustang Sally and Sweet Home Alabama.

The students were even chosen to represent the school at the national Autism's Got Talent competition held at the Mermaid Theatre in London, and opened the show in front of 600 people. Brimming with confidence from this breakthrough, the band then also played at Albourne School summer fete and played a fundraising gig at the Duke of York pub in Sayers Common.

Music can be very helpful for those with a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Getting involved in music making can both stimulate and relax a person leading to positive changes including, encouraged communication, improved coordination, providing self-expression and help build relationships.

Sarah Sherwood, Director of Special Educational Needs says “The school offers music as an opportunity for students of varying ages to work together and experience the development of something from implementation to end product, refining it along the way.  This requires a range of skills including listening, negotiation and evaluation, all of which are key skills for employability.”

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West Sussex, BN6 9HT

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