CHILDREN were entertained by musicians from the Royal Marines School of Music.
Working alongside Portsmouth Music Hub, the city’s schoolchildren were given the treat concert by the Royal Marines band last week.
The event, which took place at the Kings Theatre in Southsea, was created to motivate and inspire children to get more involved in music.
Warrant Officer 1 Bandmaster Ross Hunt RM, who conducted the Royal Marines Band, said: ‘Performing to a theatre full of children isn’t something the band service does every day so we knew we had to make this event something the children would remember.
‘The music was familiar, fun and engaging because we wanted the children to be actively involved in the entertainment.
‘Making music and inspiring the next generation is an important part of our role in the community, and I hope it was inspirational and unforgettable for both the children and the band.’
The band of 40 musicians gave an astounding performance to an excited audience of more than 1,000 primary school children.
During the concert there was a chance for two children to conduct the band.
Sue Beckett, chief executive of Portsmouth Music Hub, said: ‘It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm on the children’s faces throughout the concert.
‘They were absolutely transfixed by the performances.’