Houghton Brass Band – Music Festival

March 14, 2014

brass3On Tuesday 11th March, Houghton School Brass Band took part in Carlisle Music Festival. The band was made up of children from year 5 and 6 who entered the Primary School Brass Ensemble competition which took place at the Fratry in Carlisle Cathedral. The children performed two songs ‘Ode to Joy’ and ‘Feeling Joyous’ to judges, visitors and parents.

The performances were superb and a credit to the children and Mrs Harris, who also conducted them at the music festival. A big thank you from Houghton School to both the children and Mrs Harris for all their hard work!

The children were awarded a merit for their performances with judge Jeffrey Wynn Davies saying,

“10 trombones in a band. Wow! I much enjoyed both your “joyful” pieces. Ode to Joy was strong and solid. Feeling Joyous has some interesting, and tricky, integrating between the trombones and the rest of the band. A BIG ensemble – full of promise! Well done everyone!”

All children from year 5 and 6 look forward to performing for friends and family at some time over the rest of the year!

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