On Thursday 23rd November, the 2017 Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Autumn Concert was held. A number of students report on the event:
The concert showcased a very wide range of talent from students in all years. Particularly impressive was the Woodwind Ensemble, where the majority of the members were some of the youngest in school. The Junior and Senior Brass Ensembles played a wide range of music, including many popular pieces which were enjoyed by all.
Elspeth Tolan Year 10
In addition to the numerous groups playing at the concert, friends Rebecca and Rhona performed a dance that they had choreographed themselves and Jack Huckin and Eleanor Goode both sang solo pieces. My favourite performance was that of the Swing Band. The band has some of the most talented students in the school and their music is flawless. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and the sense of community it creates between students.
Alisha Deshmukh Year 10
Having been involved in Music at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School for over four years, I was amazed at the record number of students taking part in the concert. The School Band, set up less than six months ago in preparation for the German Exchange, were impressive as was the rendition of Eastwood Train by the saxophone group, which only began in September. Ensembles covered a wide variety of genres, from 60’s rock, to Brazilian street beats.
Vanessa Lace Year 11
The concert began with the Orchestra playing ‘Highlights from Harry Potter’ and ‘Selections from Star Wars’. One performance that stood out for me was the Guitar Ensemble. They performed ‘Crosstown Traffic’ and ‘Planxty Irwin’. With a large number of guitarists, the music was wonderful. Towards the end, the Choir performed ‘Fix You’ and ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. With singers from Year 7 up to Sixth Form, the sound of the Choir was beautiful. To conclude, the concert was amazing!
Mukhtar Quraishi Year 10