Members of the Peak Distric Senior String and Wind Bands rehearsed with full-time musicians from Northern Chamber Orchestra. They then performed a range of pieces over two Saturdays in spring, to the delight of shoppers and visitors to the town.
“It’s been fantastic” said Danny Riley, PDMC Ensemble Director. “[The children] have got so much out of it. It’s been really informative and helpful for them and they sound so much better for it now. It sounds amazing! This event has been a great success for the kids and there’s been a lot of engagement from passers by and the businesses around here.” Project Facilitator, Allie Spencer, added “I think what’s really interesting is how this has attracted such a wide range of ages, all stopping to listen. There are young children wanting to get up close to see instruments being played. Since Covid that’s not really happened. It’s a fabulous experience.”
Thanks go to Buxton International Festival and the Orchestras Live charity for supporting this project.