Our Year 9 student Tom Stevens has been awarded a place in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.
This is Tom’s 3rd year of being involved with the orchestras. In 2017 he was in the Northern Regional Orchestra, in 2018 he was in the Under 13 National Orchestra and this year is in the top ‘main’ National Orchestra.
This will be his final year as this is the last of the age group orchestras. He will attend a 10 day course in Dorset at Easter followed by a concert in Basingstoke and another 10 day course in the summer followed by a concert at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
There will also be a weekend and concert at Festival Hall on the South Bank in London in December.
Tom also plays in Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra and is studying for his Grade 8 trumpet and Grade 6 piano.
He is also very much looking forward to the Westholme Music and Drama tour to New York in the Summer.