Birkdale Big Band Perform at Music For Youth Festival
- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:07
On Tuesday 14 March our acclaimed Birkdale Big Band joined a number of other schools at the Sheffield University Octagon, for the first round of the national Music For Youth Festival. Over 50 days, all across the whole country, tens of thousands of young musicians will be taking part in similar regional rounds. If successful, groups would then be required to progress to the next round - national finals which will be held in Birmingham.
Dr Spencer Pitfield OBE, Head of Instrumental Studies and conductor of the Big Band said: "As always, I am hugely proud of our most fantastic young musicians. The quality and professional expertise displayed by the whole band was simply superb. Of course I hope very much we will be able to pass to the next round, but the standard overall was so very high we will have to wait and see. A very well done to everyone who took part".