Hun­dreds of mu­si­cal youths shine at fes­ti­val

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - KAREN BRIT­TON

HUN­DREDS of pupils per­formed at Mac­cles­field Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

Around 250 pri­mary chil­dren from 14 schools per­formed over two nights at the fes­ti­val, which has been held over re­cent years at The Mac­cles­field Acad­emy.

Stu­dents from sec­ondary schools also took part with a va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal items.

Mac­cles­field Mu­sic Cen­tre and Mac­cles­field Youth Brass Band Drum Corps also took part.

The fes­ti­val was closed by Mac­cles­field Acad­emy stu­dents, who led the fi­nale song with all of the pri­mary school pupils join­ing in for the cho­rus.

The event or­gan­is­ers held a col­lec­tion over both nights in sup­port of East Cheshire Hospice.

MP David Rut­ley, who at­tended the fes­ti­val, said: “It’s great to see the fes­ti­val go from strength to strength and to have so many lo­cal schools par­tic­i­pat­ing.

“I en­joy at­tend­ing each year to lis­ten to the in­spir­ing per­for­mances – it is clear that we are for­tu­nate to have a rich vein of mu­si­cal tal­ent in our area.

“I would like to thank the pupils, their teach­ers and all those who or­gan­ised the fes­ti­val, for mak- ing the event pos­si­ble and, once again, cre­at­ing a re­ally mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence.”

David Rut­ley with Richard Hedge, head­teacher of The Mac­cles­field Acad­emy, and some of the young­sters who took part in Mac­cles­field Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

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