In pictures: Young musicians join forces at Claires Court

In pictures: Young musicians join forces at Claires Court

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Nick Mayo

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In pictures: Young musicians join forces at Claires Court

A taste of playing in a large orchestra has been enjoyed by young musicians from the town.

Claires Court Senior Girls invited performers to its site in College Avenue on Thursday.

Boys and girls from Claires Court, Seer Green, Danesfield, Cookham Dean and Desborough schools rehearsed and practised four different pieces arranged by brass teacher David Jones in a series of sectional workshops.

Parents and visitors were treated to a concert at the end of the day, culminating in a performance of The Great Escape which required two encores.

Graham Weeks, head of music at Danesfield School in Henley Road, Marlow, said: "Apart from it being a baptism of fire to play with such a large collection of musicians, our pupils have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, learnt a lot and had lots of fun.

"A real gift of the day has been making new friends. The way the children have bonded together has surprised me."

The day was initiated by Adrian Roach, director of music at Claires Court Senior Boys.

He said: "The pupils have worked so hard under the direction of David Jones and have had great time in the process."

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