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  • Ensemble Christmas Concert

    On the evening of 5th December, the Love Music Trust Christmas Concert took place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. It was a wonderful evening, full of fantastic performances and festive cheer.

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  • Snowman Auditions

    On the 10th of November the open auditions for 'The Snowman' were held at Sandbach School. For the first round of auditions we heard 13 fantastic vocalists sing a song of their choice. The judges then chose 6 vocalists to go through to the second round where they all sang 'Once in Royal Day City' & 'The Snowman' It was a great day and all the students sounded fantastic. Thank you to all who came along!!

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  • Orchestral Residential

    On the weekend of the 14th September the Love Music Trust held the Orchestral Residential trip to the Conway Centre, Anglesey. Thirty Gifted and Talented Students were joined by the LMT team, Conductor Russell Gray. For some of the students who had never before played in an orchestra it was a brand new experience however they were joined by a number of student who had attended the first residential, everyone got to work together in a very inspiring and exciting way. During the ten hours of rehearsals the students were split into sectionals and specialist tutors were on hand to give them support and guidance. Everyone was also able to enjoy either mountain biking, via ferrata or paddle boarding. On the Saturday evening we spent time in the yurt at the centre toasting marshmallows whilst some members of the LMT Folk ensemble along with djembes played the tunes for some much...

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  • 'Brass Revolution'

    Music for YouthOn Wednesday 4th July, the massed forces involved in the Love Music Trust 'Brass Revolution' performance headed to Birmingham for the National Takeover Day of the 2018 Music For Youth Festival.The Love Music Trust commissioned British composer award winner Andy Scott to write 'Brass Revolution' specially for the Birmingham performance, a piece that celebrated the musical pathways for young brass players in Cheshire East.In all 175 young brass players took to the stage at Birmingham Town Hall, with performers present from Haslington Primary School Year 5 Wider Opportunities programme, members of the LMT post-First Access Academy Band, Lions Youth, Macclesfield Youth and Poynton Youth Brass Bands, Foden's Youth Band and Foden's senior Band to perform the 18 minute composition.Dressed in specially designed 'Brass Revolution' t-shirts, the super-sized ensemble wowed the audience with their funky rhythms, improvisation, hard hitting grooves and melodic singing leading to a much deserved standing ovation by audience.

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  • Summer Celebration Weekend

    Summer Celebration Weekend

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  • Royal Cheshire Show

    Royal Cheshire ShowOn Wednesday 20th June 2018, the Love Music Trust was at the Royal Cheshire Show where sixteen Cheshire East schools had the opportunity to showcase their musical talents. There was something for everyone with choirs, wind bands, brass groups, African drumming, samba bands and rock music. It was a fantastic day!To see more photos click here

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  • Come and Play with the Hallé

    Come and Play with the HalléOn Tuesday 19th June, over 1,400 young musicians from 43 Cheshire East schools made their way to Manchester's Bridgewater Hall to participate in the 2018 Come and Play with the Hallé series. In keeping with this year's dance-related theme, Strictly Hallé, the orchestra made a 'showbiz' entrance to the hall, walking amongst the young players in the Stalls on their way to the stage. For many pupils, this was the first opportunity they had to hear an orchestra live and 'in person' and the Hallé, under conductor Jonathan Heyward, certainly didn't disappoint! Music from Dvorak (Slavonic Dances), Copland (Hoedown from Rodeo) and Marquez (Danza No. 2) was included in the programme alongside two pieces which the children played alongside the orchestra (Perez Prado's Mambo Number 5 and Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker). There was also brilliant singing to be heard in the form of the energetic Ai Caramba Samba and a new song...

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