Hundreds of musical youths shine at festival
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