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Youngest Ashville pupils demonstrate musical prowess at summer concert

By June 24, 2022No Comments

Pupils aged five to seven from a Harrogate school have been demonstrating their musical prowess during a summer concert attended by parents, staff and peers.

More than a dozen boys and girls from Ashville Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 sang and played a variety of woodwind and string instruments during the hour-long performance.

Pieces played by the young musicians included Rigadoon by Purcell, Skaters by Pauline Hall, and children’s classics including Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Blueberry Pie, whilst the vocalists sang Haunted House, Ugly Bug Ball and Pirates.

Mr Asa Firth, the newly appointed Head of Ashville Prep School who congratulated all those who took part, said: “It was wonderful to see pupils from such an early age taking a keen interest in music.

“For the majority, it was the first time they had played in public, and despite this fact there were no signs of nerves.

“I would like to thank our own music teachers, and also our visiting musicians who do such a brilliant job of working with and inspiring our pupils to learn new skills.”