17 June 2017 saw our biggest concert to date with the most performers we’ve ever had on stage together with 6 drum kits, 6 keyboards, 6 guitars and 5 Vocal mics.
The Music School continues to grow and the quality of all performances was superb. The School continues to celebrate success across Pianomate, Junior Play for Keeps, Play for Keeps, Drum, Guitar and Vocal encounters.
Our Vocal encounters performed numbers from ‘Man in the Mirror’ to ‘Feeling Good’ together with some magical solos.
We had many keyboard ensembles from Junior Play for Keeps who as a whole ensemble sang Let's Go to the Zoo whilst some of our pianists played Dinosaur pieces ‘Triceratops trot’ and ‘Browsing Brontosaurus’. Play for Keeps ensembles included ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Saints’, ‘Jolly Good Fellow’. The Guitar Encounters group played the James Bond theme whilst there was a memorable solo, Back in Black.
There were several piano solos as students celebrating recent and forthcoming Trinity piano exams and it saw a memorable performance by Isla Rogers playing the Chopin Minute Waltz.
Drum encounters, with their 6 drum kits performed Seven Nation Army, Learn to Fly by the Foofighters, to Hard times by Paramore
With at least 3 pieces from the Foo Fighters to Satie’s Gymnopedie there was such variety and contrast in the concert. To conclude the evening our talented drummer James Woodbine played Chocolate as the performers took to the stage for one final bow. The audience loved the lighting and smoke effects leaving them fully exhilarated after the early Saturday evening concert.
Our thanks to all the staff for their arrangements, harmonies, keeping performers entertained and for all their back stage assistance. Congratulations to all our performers and we look forward to the Yamaha Big Concert 2018