Members of Car Hill’s school orchestra spent the day in Manchester alongside other schools taking part in an innovative in-schools programme, run by Orchestra for All, which supports schools and community groups to run ensembles.
The programme takes place regionally and nationally twice a year and the events offer students the opportunity to form a part of a large scale symphony orchestra. The programme invites pupils to attend regardless of their level of skill or instruments available.
Carr Hill students have been attending the events for a number of years and each time students gain so much from playing with musicians from other schools in a much larger group than they have experienced before. This year, 13 students, from a range of year groups, attended the event and played a range of brass, string and woodwind instruments.
Music teacher Mr Brown said: “Our students thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Performing as part of such a large ensemble is a fantastic, unforgettable opportunity. Carr Hill students showed talent and professionalism throughout and I was very proud of the performance they contributed to.”