Telford School Invitation To National Music Festival – Yet Again!!

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by masefield, May 13, 2007.

  1. masefield

    masefield Member

    School Band members from the Abraham Darby Specialist School for the Performing Arts, Madeley, Telford are celebrating as they have received the news that five of the School’s senior bands have received the coveted invitations to participate at the National Festival of Music for Youth which will be held in Birmingham this coming July.

    It will be the tenth consecutive year that there has been representation from the school at this prestigious event. This year the Showband, Jazz Band, Senior Woodwind Band, Saxophone Group and Senior Brass Band, will be attending at the National Festival that will be staged at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the CBSO Centre and the Birmingham Conservatoire. The invitation follows the Regional Qualifying Heat that was recently held this March at the Madeley School.

    All bands will be looking forward to taking part in the Festival, and will now approach a busy rehearsal period ahead. In previous years the school has been presented with many Outstanding Performance and Highly Commended Awards, with the Showband having achieved an Outstanding Performance Award for the last five consecutive years and overall having achieved the top award six times in the last seven years. The Jazz Band has also achieved a number of Outstanding Performance and Highly Commended Awards in previous years in the School National Jazz Band Festival. Awards have also in previous years been awarded to the Senior Brass Band who has also enjoyed success in recent years having been awarded the Highly Commended Award on three occasions and also the Senior Woodwind Ensemble. This year sees the first visit to the National Festival for the School’s Saxophone Group who will be participating in the School’s Ensemble Festival.

    Simon Platford, the School’s Director of Performing Arts said “that he was extremely, delighted and honoured that the school has received an invitation yet again, and that this represents a remarkable achievement and is a testament to the many hours of hard work and dedication of all the band members both present and past. It continues the sustained success that has been enjoyed by the school bands over many years”.
  2. craig24

    craig24 New Member

    well just feel sorry for the bands that have to be in the same sections
    im in one of them and abraham darby are probably the best school band ive ever heard and i can't wait to hear them again its what all schools should aspire to be
  3. masefield

    masefield Member

    Many thanks for your comments - what band are you in?
  4. craig24

    craig24 New Member

    St peters Concert Band we only been there 4 years now
    were with the show band;)
  5. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Congratulations and good luck! I was lucky enough to play in a wind band that got invited to the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall two years ago and it was amazing!!
  6. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    oo ooo oo oo I'll be there!!!!!:biggrin:

    My litle baby is plaing with Ab Dab senior brass band!!!!:clap::clap::clap::clap:

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