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Junior Guitar Ensemble
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Junior Jazz Ensemble

David Petch —

2018 has been an outstanding year for the Junior Jazz Ensemble.

 Although starting off quietly, the band soon got into the swing of things by performing their competition set at the annual North West Music Festival. Here they played a collection of songs they went on to perform at the annual JazzQuest competition hosted by Ara where they picked up a gold award - an achievement rarely received by such young musicians.

 Later on this year they will round things off with two more performances. Firstly playing at ‘Junior Showcase’ - an evening specially made to showcase the talents of the schools youngest musicians. The band will then go onto perform at the end of year Junior Prize giving. Working with these young musicians has given me a lot of enjoyment and seeing the progress they have all made as both musicians and individuals has been truly remarkable.

David Petch