Here’s our latest edition to add to KB’s – The Lockdown Stories. We asked Bloco family how they’re feeling being in doors 24-7? What they’ve been doing? And the pros and the cons of #TheLockdown life. Why? It’s good to share!

This edition is from Noah. Noah is a proud member of Bloco Brass and woodwind, covering both sides by playing both Trombone and Baritone Sax! Here is how Noah has been filling his time now that he’s not participating in his regular music activities.

Here’s what Noah has been up to during the lockdown:

Name: Noah

Bloco section: Brass and Woodwind

What have you been up to during your lockdown? I still go to school but it’s in my bedroom now and I can wear whatever I want (mostly pyjamas) and have a pet on my lap! We are doing all our classes online with the same timetable, we even still have dance!
I don’t see anybody in real life any more except my mum, everyone else I have to facetime or chat to on the internet.

How are you feeling? I am enjoying not getting up early to put on a uniform to go to school. But I am missing seeing people IRL.
I’m very grateful to all the adults for keeping things going for us as much as they can and keeping in touch and reminding us that they are still around for us.
I am trying to stay positive.

How do you feel about your music being off for now? I used to have one or two music activities every day and those have been postponed or cancelled and I am finding this upsetting.
I am missing being taught and having someone in the room to listen and to help me improve my playing and give me feedback – practicing on my own is not the same. I really miss playing as part of a group and meeting up with people and performing -that side of life is a bit lonely now

What are you finding difficult? No personal contact – social distancing sucks!!! – although I totally understand why we have to do it.
Just before this happened, I had just started getting into riding my bike on my own to the park on a Sunday and meeting friends – that has stopped now too.
Getting enough exercise is difficult too.

One thing that would make anyone smile if they were feeling down right now: Keep in contact with your friends and family – the people who know you best will be the ones to really make you smile!

– Noah