School of Rock give a lesson in entertainment as pupils wow audience

112331_PORTS_MUSIC_29/06/11''Kallum Shore playing guitar, in Springfield Secondary School band, 'The School of Rock'''Portsmouth Schools ' Music Festival, at The Guildhall, Portsmouth.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (112331-736)

112331_PORTS_MUSIC_29/06/11''Kallum Shore playing guitar, in Springfield Secondary School band, 'The School of Rock'''Portsmouth Schools ' Music Festival, at The Guildhall, Portsmouth.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (112331-736)

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SINGERS, dancers and musicians from schools across Portsmouth came together for a second night as part of the city’s student music festival.

The first act on stage at the Guildhall was Portsmouth Grammar School’s Junior Brass Band.

They performed various songs including Beethoven Forever, by Jan De Haan, and Those Magnificent Men, by Ron Goodwin.

Then it was a change to dance as the Springfield Dancers took to the stage, followed by and junior and infant school choirs.

Music band The School of Rock – made up of pupils from Springfield Secondary School – took to the stage after the interval.

Lead singer Rhiannon Crook, 15, said: ‘We’re a band made up of pupils and have been going for about two months.

‘We performed two songs, one was our own one called I’ve Got The Funk and then we performed Teacher’s Pet, from the film School of Rock.

‘This festival is great because it’s a great opportunity for young people to take part in music and dance.’

Parents Troy Pilkie-Rogers and Annette Pilkie-Rogers, 44, along with grandma Kathleen Rogers, 64, were in the audience.

They were supporting young Timothy Pilkie-Rogers, seven, who goes to Mayville High School, and performed in a choir.

Troy, 45, of Canterbury Road, Southsea, said: ‘The evening has been great and everything is so well organised.

‘It’s great to see all the schools get together like this and perform.’

The Portsmouth Schools Music Festival has been taking place at the Guildhall all week.

The finale of the four-day festival takes place tonight and starts at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost between £4 to £6 can be bought at the door or from schoolsmusic.org.

Becky Hill, chairman of the organising committee, said: ‘The turnout has been amazing for the event so far.

‘There are very a limited number of tickets left for tonight’s concert, so get one if you can and see the show.’

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