Music Centre Christmas Concert

It was the last day of the term at Music School today and this morning was the end of term concert.

There were a couple of alterations to the programme, the first of which was the location. Normally the concert takes place at Manshead Upper School, where the classes take place. However, the school hall has been set out for mock exams starting on Monday, so it wasn’t available. Manshead shares the same campus with a middle and lower school, so the concert moved to Streetfield Middle School.

My daughter has been going to the early years and again we opened the concert. She wasn’t nervous at all this time.

Early Years Tutor – Kirsty Mercer
Green Frog
Jingle Bells
String Group
Tutor – Janice Saxton
Hidden Carols – Anita Hewitt-Jones and Larissa Felce
Dream – arr. S. Bevan
Saxophone Group Tutor – Kate Worms
Festive Sixsome – arr. M. Thorne
Beginner Recorders Tutor – Kirsty Mercer
By the Lake
Good King Wenceslas
Junior Recorders Tutor – Lynette Driver
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson arr. S.Goodyear and R. Payne
Senior Woodwind Tutor – Kate Worms
Over The Rainbow – H Arlen arr. A Budgen
Junior Percussion Tutor – Simon Wicker
Fish and Chips – Lee Stanley
Senior Percussion Tutor – Simon Wicker
Jam – Improvised piece
Acoustic Guitars Tutor – John Stevens
Pachebel’s canon – arr. J Stevens
Portsmouth – traditional
Junior Orchestra and Senior Choir
Tutor – Lynette Driver
Walking In The Air – arr. P. Driver
Electric Guitars, Senior Choir and Senior Dance Tutor – Peter Smith
Jailhouse Rock – Leiber and Stoller Lynette Driver
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry and Sarah Meers
Concert Band Tutor – John Ravenor
The Christmas Song – Mel Torme arr. Major Gerry McColl
The Snow Buggy – Kevin Riley
Senior Orchestra Tutor – Janice Saxton
The Planets – Holst, arr Tony Mason
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon arr James Burden
Keyboards Tutor – Lynette Driver
Jingle Bells – arr L. Driver
World Drumming Tutor – Simon Wicker
Funk Samba – arr S Wicker
Tuned Percussion Tutor – Simon Wicker
Frere Jacques – traditional arr J Adley
Senior Dance Tutor – Sarah Meers
You Can’t Stop The Beat – from Hairspray
Folk Group Tutor – John Stevens
Winster Processional
Drowsey Maggie – traditional
Beginner Woodwind Tutor – Mark Holt
Skip to My Lou – traditional
Ukulele Group Tutor – Peter Smith
12 String Rag
Wonderful Land
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Handchimes Tutor – Janice Saxton
Mary’s Boy Child
Away in a Manger arr D Barker
Junior Band Tutor – Mark Holt
Muppet Show Theme – Henson and Pottle
Junior Woodwind Tutor – Mark Holt
Conquest of Paradise – Vangelis
Junior Choir Tutor – Sarah Meers
Reach for the Stars
Jazz Orchestra Tutor – Graham Cook
Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti John Ravenor
Birdland – Josee Zawiniz and Kate Worms

That’s it until after Christmas now. My daughter will be joining the guitar group and so will I.

Edited: 10th December. It turns out the mock exams had nothing to do with the concert being moved. It seems that there was an error, and the school was just not booked for the day.

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