Talented youngsters help school concert go with a spring swing
SPRING was in the air for Tytherington School pupils at its annual Spring Concert.
The concerts each year are designed to showcase the best of pupils’ and staff’s musical talent.
Special guests, the Mayor of Macclesfield Coun Liz Durham and Mayor of Cheshire East Hilda Gaddum, also went along to the concert, joining several hundred other guests.
More than 100 students took advantage of the opportunity to show what they could do on the flute, violin, guitar, cello and various other instruments.
A number of different bands and choirs were represented at the event too.
There were performances from the jazz band, the junior choir, the steel drum band and the senior and junior string groups.
The brass group, senior choir, flute group and concert band also wowed members of the audience with their skills, along with an accomplished guitar duet from Sam Frost and James Lawrence who performed a self-written piece called ‘Spa Weekend Dreams’.
The concert also featured a number of ‘spectacular’ solo and ensemble pieces from pupils of different ages, with staff showing off their own musical talents too.
Pupils Sarah Bailey, Alice Watson and Charlotte Foden performed vocal solos.
Another solo performance was given by Dougie Skelton, who took on the challenging task of playing a range of instruments.
Caitlin Lancaster performed a piano solo and Lili Holland-Fricke performed a solo piece on cello.
Dave Liley, the school’s head of music, said the performances from pupils improved every time the concert took place.
He said: “The quality of the performances just gets better every year.
“This is all down to the students’ dedication and hard work”.
Emmanuel Botwe, headteacher, said: “We really do have a fantastic department here.
“Musical opportunities for students at Tytherington School continue to go from strength to strength.
“One in ten students took part in the concert this year, which is a tremendous achievement.
“They were brilliant.
“We want the full range of our students to be able to take part in such high quality musical performances as this one.”
He added that Dave Liley and music teacher Martha Leishman were both ‘very dedicated members of staff’.
He said: “Their passion is taking music at Tytherington School to another level.”
Two of the many talented musicians who took part in Tytherington School’s Spring Concert – Effie Millar, from year 10, (left) and Ben Holland-Fricke, from year seven