Terrington Tappers on stage at national music final

Terrington St Clement Community School Year 6 pupils are pictured 'before taking part in the Music for Youth national final. Photo:       MLNF15PT06050

Terrington St Clement Community School Year 6 pupils are pictured 'before taking part in the Music for Youth national final. Photo: MLNF15PT06050

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Children from Terrington St Clement Community Primary School took to the stage at the recent Music for Youth national festival at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

The “Terrington Tappers” xylophone ensemble comprised 20 Year 6 pupils and were joined by staff and parents for the event.

Wearing specially designed T-shirts they performed in front of a large audience, accompanied on piano by their Norfolk County Council Whole Class Music teacher, Mr Daniels.

John Braybrook, the Year 6 teacher, said: “The competition was fierce and several schools in this primary phase had 30 piece brass bands and large orchestras, also benefiting from having full-time specialist music teachers at their schools.

“The Tappers have had just 30 minutes per week with Mr Daniels for two terms. That said, our children ‘nailed’ their performance and everybody was so proud of them.

“I fear that this is the end of our journey but what an experience it has been for all involved.”

In total some 8,000 young people, aged five-21, took part in the week-long festival performances with music of all kinds – from brass bands, steel pans and choirs to rock, pop and urban, folk groups and orchestral ensembles.