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Students stomp up a storm at Guild Hall Music Festival

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More than 1,000 foot-stomping youngsters from schools across Preston and beyond have been tripping the light fantastic at the city’s Guild Hall.

Pupils from more than 30 primary schools took part in this year’s Schools Music Festival, the 68th,

After months of hard work in their own schools, the children came together for three nights to entertain audiences with their singing, dancing, and recorder paying.

This year’s event, entitled Things To Do, was produced by former teacher and children’s entertainer Brian Berry under the musical directorship of Kathleen Longton.

Through seven different scenes the audience was treated to a step back in time as the children sang and danced their way through sounds of years gone by from a rendition of Beatles tunes to nursery rhymes ending with a melody of Disney tunes.

The show dates back to 1946 and then only involved school choirs but has grown over the years to become and annual spectacular giving primary school children a chance to showcase their talents at the city’s premier entertainment centre.

 

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