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Orchestral Extravaganza

Seven children from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an orchestral extravaganza with members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Exeter University Great Hall on 2 March.

Playing a variety of brass, wind and string instruments, the children played in a workshop during the day, and were also invited back to perform on stage at an evening concert that included music by Shostakovich and Holst, watched by their families and friends.

The talented Broadclyst musicians were Maddie G, Harry S, Tilly P, Ben P, Freddie, Lily Rose B and Ray P.

Maddie from Year 6 described it as “an amazing experience playing in the finale, we played Mars by Holst. It was really inspiring to watch the other children and the musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.” 

And Harry Smith from Year 4 said “It was a really fun evening where we got to play with loads of other schools in a gigantic theatre! We played one song, ‘Mars’, which I was slightly nervous to perform to begin with as I only started playing Trombone recently. The evening was amazing fun and I cannot wait for the next one.” 

The event was organised by the Devon Music Education Hub.