• Popera Concerts

    Over three days we held this year’s Popera! Concerts The repertoire featured melodies of Pop and Opera songs which the children from 38 schools learnt. During the 7 concerts over 1000 children attended and BBC Radio Stoke came down to listen to the performance at Brine Leas!! The children thoroughly enjoyed singing the Pop song but also being operatic and dramatic!

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  • Ceilidh 2017

    After last year’s resounding success, another Ceilidh was held on 3rd March 2017. It was a great evening which began with the LMT Folk Ensemble getting everyone in the mood before the Full House Ceilidh Band, and caller Baz Parkes got up on stage. A full evening of dancing was had by all.

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  • Choral Celebration Day & Concert

    On Wednesday 8th March the LMT held a Gifted and Talented Choral day at Clonter Opera.The students were involved in workshops which were led by Impromptu Opera, consisting of the experienced repetiteur Martyn Parkes and Opera Singers, Alastair McCall and Hrafnhikdur Bjornsdottir. In the evening we held a Choral Celebration Concert which featured the following school choirs Shavington Academy, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Ruskin High School, Sir William Stanier, Alsager High School, Poynton High School, Sandbach School and Knutsford Academy. The evening performance was thoroughly enjoyable with a packed hall listening to the vocal harmonies of all schools.

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  • Music Education Conference 2017

    The annual Music Education Conference took place on the 23rd March. There was a variety of sessions on the day from practical to theory and some really interesting and innovate ways to teach in the classroom.

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  • Barnaby Bear Concert

    On Monday 27th March The Dingle, Bunbury Aldersey, St Vincent’s, Chelford, Alsager Highfields, Nantwich Primary Academy, Ash Grove and Little Bollington all went on an adventure around the world with Barnaby Bear. The Y1 and Y2 children had been working towards this concert during sessions in their schools. The children sung songs which took Barnaby from Ireland to Spain and further afield to Arizona. Congratulations to all children who took part. Keep your eyes open to see see where Barnaby goes next!

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  • Competition Results

    The Primary Final and Secondary Final were both held at the Victoria Hall on the on 27th & 28th March. The four winners saw off competition from over thirty other school ensembles. On Monday the Secondary Schools final took place, the schools who took part in the final were Sandbach Wind Orchestra, Malbank Instrumental Ensemble and Alsager Jazz Ensemble. Everyone sounded fantastic and Alsager Jazz Ensemble were crowned the winners! The choral performances were breathtaking it was lovely to hear Poynton High School, Brine Leas Choir & Alsager High School. The winning choral group was Alsager High School. Thank you to Richard Evans and Keith Orrell for judging. On Tuesday, the Primary School final took place Shirley Court and Andy Scott joined us to judge the event. The ensembles performing were Rode Heath Violin Ensemble, Bunbury Aldersey Brass Ensemble and The Dingle Instrumental Ensemble.

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  • Orchestral Residential Concert

    On Sunday 30th April at 4pm there is a free 1 hour concert at the Maxwell Davis Centre (Music Department) at Sandbach School. The students who are attending the Gifted and Talented Residential Orchestral course this weekend will be showcasing what they have learnt. The concert will feature John Wallace performing the Hummel Trumpet Concerto who will also be joined by fellow Wallace Collection member Tony George to perform a new arrange of Teutates. Additionally the orchestra will play excerpts of Dvorak's 8th Symphony, the Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and Riverdance. The orchestra will be conducted by Russell Grey.

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  • 2017 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

    Congratulations to our partner ensembles who competed at the contest, held at the University of Salford on Sunday 2nd April. They achieved the following fantastic results: Beginners Section Band showing most potential: Macclesfield Youth Training Band Junior Section Silver Award: Lions Junior Brass Merit Award: Macclesfield Youth Junior Band Intermediate Section Silver Award: Macclesfield Youth Band Merit: Poynton Youth Brass Band Championship Section Silver Award: Lions Youth Brass

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