February the 14th may make you think of hearts, flowers and chocolates, but in the Prep Department we were treated instead to some excellent performances from pupils in Year 3, Year 5 and Prep Strings in our Lent term Instrumental Concert.
For many of our pupils in Year 3 & 5, this was their first public performance, which is always a special moment and judging by the standard, surely the first of many.
The concert opened with Ms Atkinson leading our Prep Strings Group in two contrasting pieces; firstly a ‘Jamaican Lullaby’ and then the British folk tune, ‘Fiddler’s Fancy’. Special mention must go to violinist Francis Elliot (a current Year 7 pupil) who came back to lend her support.
We heard a variety of different solo items; including a great jazzy piece on piano from Adam Robson and a haunting rendition of ‘Greensleeves’ on the flute played by Evie Newton. It was also lovely to hear some performances on brass instruments, including a French Horn solo by Elly Howard and a Tenor Horn solo by Paul Downham. We heard a selection of Year 3 violinists and were impressed by the standard they have achieved in a relatively short time. We were also entertained by some of our more established Year 5 performers on clarinet, flute, violin and guitar.
Congratulations go to all our performers and thanks to parents for their continued support of musical life in the Junior School.