Our amazing orchestra entertained a huge audience at the Winter Gardens last Thursday. The school received some lovely feedback on the very high standard of the musicians. Thank you as ever to Mr and Mrs Deacon, Mrs Ross and Miss Seeman for their support and to the children for all their hard work. We were vey proud of you all!
Feedback from one of our parent governors...
Just wanted to drop a quick email to let you know I visited the Thanet School Proms last night with Cliftonville Primary School in attendance with the orchestra. They were absolutely fantastic, and got a huge round of applause from a very good sized audience.
They should all be very proud, and it was clear that a lot of hard work had gone into their performances – I just wanted to pass on my congratulations to staff and pupils involved.
...and a Local Authority Advisor...
Good to talk to you today. I just wanted to highlight again, how impressed my daughter Lizzie was with the children’s fantastic performance at the Thanet Prom last night. Lizzie is now the manager of the Kent Youth Choirs and also works closely with the managers of the Kent Youth Orchestra and Kent Youth Wind Orchestra. She was project managing the Prom on behalf of Kent Music.
She was so complimentary about the Cliftonville orchestra (with no prompting from me) when she came home that I told her I must pass on her comments to you! She was impressed, not only to see children playing so many different instruments in a primary school, (far too rare now!) but with the quality and subtleties of their performance. All testament to your vision and support for the children.
Lizzie also talked to one of your parents who said she had no idea her daughter (a trombonist) could play like that - Lizzie told her what a fantastic opportunity she had been given by the school - that the trombone is an ‘endangered’ instrument and that her daughter would always be needed as a trombonist and what a special experience playing an instrument is.
Lizzie is likely to be doing more work in Thanet and knows that Andrew is keen to be involved so she’ll keep in touch. She has emailed all the teachers involved in the Prom this morning but will be writing a formal letter to the Headteachers of all the schools next week.
Best wishes Linda
We could only publish rehearsal pictures as the photos from the evening performance would have included children from other schools and could have compromised any 'no-photograph' requests from their parents.