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Concert Band Inspires Primaries

Monday, 02 July 2012

The Joint Junior Concert Band directed by Mr. Dawkins, gave two excellent concerts to the pupils at Gilnow Primary School and St Paul's CE Primary School.

The band, which is made up of pupils from both divisions ranging from year 5 to year 9, was complimented on excellent behaviour and was indeed a credit to the school.

The programme included Supercalifragilistic, You Raise me up, YMCA and music from The Simpsons and Mission Impossible. In between band items, the audience were treated to some solos so that the primary school children could hear what each of the instruments in the band sounded like. Soloists included Sally Cowling (oboe), Seren Davies (alto saxophone), Charlotte Johnson (flute), James Stevens (trumpet), George Blackwell (tenor horn), Max Hartle (clarinet), Thomas Underwood (trombone) and Ben Lawton (trumpet).

The climax of both concerts was the performance of 'YMCA' where all the primary school children and staff rose to their feet so that they could do the actions led by Mr Dawkins and Mrs Drinkwater. At the end of the concert the band was thanked for their inspiring performance and asked to return as soon as possible.

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