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Two Day Music Festival Showcases Talent

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bolton School Junior Girls put their musical talents on display by performing in a Music Festival. This year the Music Festival ran across two days, over which an audience of parents was treated to short performances from the girls on a variety of instruments.

The first day was dedicated to piano and keyboard, while the second encompassed a range of instruments including cello, guitar, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, violin, flute and even oboe. There were also group performances from the girls including Guitar group, Violin group, String group, and the Choirs. All year groups were involved in the day, which gave the girls a chance to take their music lessons to a new level and experience what it is like to perform in front of an audience.

Two excellent adjudicators, Mr John Gough from the Royal Northern College of Music, and Mr Philip Dewhurst, Director of Music at Cheadle Hulme School, were on hand to listen to each performance and offer feedback. Both are very experienced at adjudicating such events and this was evident from their constructive feedback and encouragement of the girls. There were winners and runners up in each year group on both of the days, and in the Ensemble category. The winners received trophies and each girl also received a certificate for taking part.

All girls who were awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place were invited to perform their piece again in an evening concert for family and friends.


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