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Sunday, 20 November 2016
Bolton School's Joint Senior Concert Band has been awarded a Platinum Award after performing at the North's Regional Festival of the National Concert Band Festival (NCBF), which was held at Newman College in Oldham.
The group performed a challenging programme including O Magnum Mysterium and Stephenson’s Rocket. Their conductor, a delighted Miss Clare Deady, said: "Platinum is the highest award presented at the NCBF and the ensemble has now qualified for the National finals, to be held in April. This is the first time in a number of years that the Senior Concert Band has performed at the NCBF and all members of the ensemble are to be congratulated on this fantastic result!"
The adjudicators praised the tone quality of the ensemble, dynamic contrasts and commented that "the interpretation produces a highly musical performance". They also praised the solo efforts of the horns (Charlotte Winrow and Jacqueline Jones-Humphrey), oboe (Sally Cowling), cornet (Adam Shine) and clarinet (Vasudha Marthi).
The Joint Senior Concert Band will next be performing in the Christmas Celebration concert on Wednesday 7 December, at 7.30pm, in the Arts Centre.
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