The high standard of musicianship was under the spotlight in a special showcase performance at Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate.
Talented young performers and singers from all age groups staged a lively concert for families and staff to mark the culmination of another year of music making at the school.
Chilton’s music leader Graham Redwood led the celebration, while the players performed skilfully on a range of instruments ranging from a brass section and acoustic guitar group to djembe percussion and xylophones. Solo vocalists and the choir were also in fine form.
The varied programme of music demonstrated the variety of styles that pupils can adapt to with ease. These included Disney favourites How Far I’ll Go from Moana, Little April Showers from Bambi, and Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid.
Classic soul and funk hits such as Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner and Car Wash by Rose Royce also featured, together with Shakira’s 2010 World Cup anthem Waka Wake and Bob Marley reggae masterpiece Three Little Birds.
Deputy Head of School Natalie Barrow said: “Once again our concert was well supported and the terrific reception the performers received was very well-deserved.
“It was a celebration of all the musical achievements attained by our children throughout the year, whether in class or in our after school clubs.
“We believe that it is vital to have a balanced curriculum at Chilton and we put a lot of emphasis on our arts provision of which we are very proud.”
Head of School Kate Law said: “Our children are dedicated and passionate about their music and we encourage them to get involved as much as possible. The concert was yet another highlight of our school year.”
Chilton Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust together with Upton Junior School, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.