Musicians from the upper sixth performed at Stockport Grammar for a final time at our leavers’ concert.
The show came just one week after a summer concert that brought together musicians from the first year through to the sixth form.
The leavers’ ensemble closed their concert with an imaginative medley arranged by Ben Carthy and Eilidh Pollard.
As well as Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, the finale featured Get “Dow” on It as a tribute to director of music Mr Michael Dow and a clever reworking of Eric Clapton’s Leila dedicated to Mrs Eve Taylor.
Concert band performed Happy by Pharrell Williams and three movements from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at An Exhibition to open the event, before the sixth form girls, junior percussion group and big band took us to the interval.
The flute ensemble, wind orchestra’s Where No Man Has Gone Before and senior percussion group’s drum rendition of Africa also featured as the curtain came down on another magnificent musical year.
Ben Carthy and Eilidh Pollard also performed as soloists at our summer concert which showcased the exceptional musical talent throughout the school.
The enthusiasm of all our pupils – including those relatively new to learning their instruments – delighted the audience.
Performances from second orchestra, brass ensemble, first orchestra, junior band, string orchestra, guitar ensemble and jazz band crossed the musical range with pieces from Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Major to Curtin, Hanna and Barbera’s The Flintstones.