Students are on song for schools debut performance

Students are on song for schools debut performance

5th June 2015


YOUNG musicians have performed together as a new school for the first time.

The new Northallerton School and Sixth Form College staged a summer concert bringing together students of all ages in a celebration of music.

Last month the Allertonshire School came together with Northallerton College heralding a new era in education in the town.

In a debut concert students from Years 7-13 descended on the school’s Brompton Road site to stage a varied programme of music and song.

An audience of friends and family enjoyed performances by Mainstream Jazz, the choir and string and singing groups, a solo by Grace Sharp, a percussion ensemble featuring musician and teacher Joolz Form, the Blue Skies Jazz Orchestra and the school jazz orchestra and concert band.

Repertoires ranged from Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven, Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk and Pharrell Williams’ Happy, to traditional songs such as The Irish Washerwoman, The New Country and Philip Sparke’s A Huntingdon Celebration.

Year 5 Broomfield School pupil Aleisha Bruce, nine, joined the jazz ensemble. Her mother Karen Burnell said: “She is doing very well with her music and playing with the older children really brings her on.”

Head of music Adrian Bramley added: “The concert was the ideal opportunity to showcase the range of talents we have at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College from across the age groups.

“It will be much easier now to get young people started off with music and then watch them develop over their years.”

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