This week sees the end of a busy term of events for the Music Department, with many students involved in the various school events, as well as involvement in the continuing celebrations of NMPAT’s 50th Anniversary Year.
Saturday 23rd March saw members of the String Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra and Brass Band perform at the Regional Festival of Music for Youth – the world’s biggest youth music festival. Students performed to a large audience and as well as the music mentors who shared their feedback with the groups at the end of each session. Success at this stage will result in an invitation to perform at the National Festival in Birmingham in July.
On the 2nd April, all the extracurricular groups performed at the Spring Concert to packed out audience. Over 200 performers were involved and we heard solos from Tim Fung, Ellie Taylor, Tommy Roberts & Ollie Clayton.
Our final event for this term was in Milton Keynes, where Sponnaissance and our 3 string chamber groups performed at another Regional Festival for MFY. Once again the feedback was extremely positive, and our groups performed at a level beyond their years.
Many students have also represented the school at a county level this term, with performances at the Orchestral, Wind Band & Brass Band Spectacular concerts, Highly Strung, The Big Sing – where students performed 50 years of popular music at Derngate, and the Spring Song where members of the County Youth Choir sang with alumni members of the trust in a performance of Rutter’s Gloria.
As always we are extremely thankful to all of our supporters, Parents, the PFA, NMPAT and our music team.
Wishing you all a pleasant Easter break!