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Northallerton school musicians unite for inaugural "play day"
12:42pm Friday 26th July 2013 in News
YOUNG musicians raised the roof with a combined school band extravaganza.
More than 50 musically gifted pupils from primary schools across Northallerton joined with 70 members of the Allertonshire School and Northallerton College concert bands at an inaugural music play day.
Head of music Adrian Bramley said: “The play day was initially set up to invite musicians from all the local primary schools to spend a day playing with our concert band at the Allertonshire.
“As we were organising the day it became apparent that it was going to escalate massively so we decided to include every one with musical ability from strings, brass, woodwind, keyboards, guitars even ukuleles.
“We managed to bring together a whole range of musicians, from total beginners to the conductor of the county concert band, to create a real community band with a feast of musical talent.”
North Yorkshire area head of music Emma Calvert said: “It’s been a superb day and a brilliant opportunity for local primary school children to come and play their instruments with the older children.
“It’s also a great way for them to come and try out the music facilities at the secondary school which they will be coming to and see what they can aspire to in the future.
“Hopefully this play day is the start of something that we can continue to grow year on year.”
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