The Junior Concert is an annual array of talented musicians performing a variety of songs, and this year was no exception. This year’s concert began with the Brass Quintet playing Canzon Noni Toni by Gabrieli, followed by an amazing horn solo by Laurie Strevens.

There were many more performances, including Superstrings and Friends taking on Libertango, a very sharp and spicy piece and Gavita’s Jazz Combo played Moanin’, with some excellent solos.

This year the musicians performed a wider variety of music styles, with rock featuring more prominently than in previous years. There were performances from Work In Progress of You Give Love A Bad Name, as well as 7 by Catfish And The Bottlemen, performed by the Whiting Band.

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I was also lucky enough to perform in the Junior Concert, playing Ashitaka and San composed by Joe Hisaishi. It was an amazing experience to play a solo in front of an audience and I have no doubt that the other performers have a similar, if not the same, opinion. The feeling you get when playing live is indescribable, and I would highly recommend young performers to get involved and witness it for themselves.

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Finally, Year 7 concluded the show with Rule the World by Take That, which was a brilliant end to the Junior Concert and the hard work of everyone to get the song performance ready really shone through.

We, on behalf of all the performers and the audience, would like to give a massive thank you to the staff who have been involved in preparing the whole concert, as well as the brilliant performers in the concert itself.