A Preston school’s concert band found all the right notes to secure a strong showing at the National Concert Band Festival.Advertisement
Archbishop Temple School’s junior and senior concert bands were competing in the regional round of the competition.
The junior school band, conducted by Year 11 student Susanna Raj, achieved a platinum award – the highest level available.
She was conducting the Fulwood school’s junior concert band in the junior wind band category.
The senior concert band, competing in the schools’ wind band category, achieved a gold award.
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Head of music Mrs C Gardner said: “I am delighted by the result, both bands have rehearsed and worked incredibly hard.
“This will be the third year in a row that our Junior Concert Band have made it to the final, always under the baton of a Year 11 student.”
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The junior concert band have now progressed to the National Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music in April next year.