Young musicians from Whitby and Sleights team up to present a concert of joyful music

Sleighs School Band Members

Sleights School Band rehearses weekly at school with Miss Edwards, playing trumpets, trombones, clarinets and saxophones.

The audience at St John’s Church really enjoyed hearing the mix of traditional and pop numbers, such as Kumbayah and We love to boogie.

Miss Edwards also led the Whitby Area Concert Band, part of the Music Centre.

Young people from Sleights School with their recorders.

Players have abilities ranging from grade 1 to grade 3 and use wind, brass and percussion instruments.

Vivaldi, Edison Lighthouse and T Rex all featured in their interesting programme.

Over 30 children learn to play the recorder at Sleights School.

Fifth and sixth grade bands performed at the concert, with their teacher Ms Rowland playing traditional tunes to a grateful audience.

Young people from the Whitby Music Center with string instruments.

Two violin ensembles from the Music Center were conducted by Ms. Rowland.

Improver Strings are students who have had a year of free tuition in Saturday morning classes and are now moving on to a second year of tuition.

They are the youngest members of the Center and they performed their two pieces with great confidence.

The string ensemble featured the most advanced string players.

They played famous tunes, like Drunken Sailor, but also more unusual ones, like Barbary’s Mazurka in their program.

A collection withdrawn for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society raised £63.60.

Whitby Music Center meets on Saturday mornings during term time and caters for all instruments, ages and ability levels.