DRET Primary Schools Music Festival
On Thursday 3rd March, pupils from Year 3 and 4 attended the Trust's first Primary Schools Music Festival, at Central Hall in Grimsby. Seven academies from Bridlington, Grimsby, Hull and Scarborough attended the special event.
All the academies, rehearsed together for the first time throughout the afternoon with the renowned choral animateur, Charles MacDougall, accompanied by Mark Keith on piano. We then performed to parents, principals, teachers, the Mayor of Grimsby and other special guests, in a spectacular evening performance.
Our children had a fabulous time at the festival. The acoustics in Central Hall were fantastic so the sound produced by the children’s singing and music was a great treat for all the guests. It was a great opportunity for our children to listen to live music played by children of similar ages and to sing in a large choir. It was also the first time that many of them had performed on stage to an audience.
Each academy performed their own specially selected pieces before joining together for a 'Big Sing', in which pupils sang five newly-composed songs by the celebrated American composer Nico Muhly. The audience also got involved with some chanting and singing!
Nine of our Year 3 children, performed two pieces on violin: The Hundred Pipers, and Trolls, Orcs and Goblins. They had only been learning these pieces for a few weeks, and they all did an amazing performance.
As a memento of the festival, every child was awarded with a musical pin badge, which we presented to the children in assembly today.
Well done to everybody that was involved. It was a fantastic night.