On Friday 6th July the Youth Band ventured over to Birmingham to take part in the Music For Youth National Festival.
The players took the day away from school and met at the Shepherd Group band room at 5:30am, before two coaches carrying players, family, and supporters headed to Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall. The day was full of youth bands from across the country who had been selected from regional festivals to be showcased here, and the talent on display was inspiring.
When it came to the turn of the youth band they put on a great show performing ‘Prismatic Light’, ‘Under the Boardwalk’ featuring Isabel Thompson and Sam Flemming, ‘When I Grow Up’, and finishing with ‘Game of Thrones’.
Before hearing feedback from the music tutors, the final band of the day, Youth Brass 2000, provided an electric close to the days music making. Extremely positive comments form the judges and some impressive feedback made for a very happy youth band. It was an absolute experience for Craig and the band to represent the Shepherd organisation and we are all incredibly proud of all they have achieved this year!