String Spectacular

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, over 50 string players from across the Fylde coast joined together to rehearse and perform a variety of pieces, under the expert direction of Ms Helen Harrison, Musical Director of the Lancashire Students’ Youth Orchestra.

The morning began with a sectional rehearsal led by Amelia Ronson, Head of Music at Cardinal Allen, Helen Harrison, Peter Ronson, string teacher at Hodgson Academy and Margaret Young.

The players, who ranged from Year 3 to 11, rehearsed in groups according to their ability, which again ranged from complete beginner to Grade 6 and above.

Helen Harrison congratulated all of the students on their professionalism and enthusiasm but a special mention was given to those who play in the Lancashire Students’ Symphony Orchestra, three of whom are from Rossall; Rosie Lupton, Year 5, Sam Ayoma, Year 8 and Bradley Lloyd, Year 7 who is the Leader of the LSSO.