Musicians aim to hit a high note at concert date

Pupils at Rastrick High School practise for the upcoming performance at Huddersfield Town Hall
Pupils at Rastrick High School practise for the upcoming performance at Huddersfield Town Hall

STUDENTS past and present are working harder than ever in the run up to Rastrick High School’s most ambitious event.

Plans for the Silver Jubilee anniversary concert are well underway and the event promises to be a musical extravaganza showcasing the many talents of students and their special guests.

The school in Field Top Road has a long and proud tradition of producing talented musicians who give regular public performances and for this event they have revived the partnerships started by Peter Lynch in the 1980’s, of inviting year five students from Woodhouse Primary School, Longroyde Junior School, Field Lane Primary School, Carr Green Primary School and Fixby Primary School to form a massed choir.

The concert on April 11 will feature the several Rastrick High School groups including concert band, big band, junior singers, senior choir, guitar emsemble, guitar quartet and string emsemble.

Other highlights will include a combined finale item featuring the concert band, Rastrick High School choirs and massed junior school choir, plus performances from their current junior and senior young musician of the year, Lydia Wyatt and Aiden Edwards, who will return from his vocal studies course at the Royal Northern College of Music to take part. A big band of ex-students will also reform for a one off performance.

Jonathan Marriott, assistant director of music, said: “This should be a great concert but we obviously need a substantial audience to fill the elegant surroundings of Huddersfield Town Hall so please support us by bringing along as many people as you can.” Tickets are available balcony £6 (under 16’s £4) and stalls are £5 (under 16’s £3) from the school’s reception. The event starts at 7pm.