Pupils showcase their musical skills at Portsmouth Schools Music Festival

Portsmouth Grammar School Senior Brass Band during their performance. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (141975-2012)
Portsmouth Grammar School Senior Brass Band during their performance. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (141975-2012)
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SCHOOLCHILDREN from the Portsmouth area once again showcased their talent to family and friends at the Portsmouth Schools Music Festival.

The youngsters performed in front of a packed audience filled with people wanting to view the talent pupils had to offer.

The event was held at Portsmouth Guildhall and was warmly received by family and friends in the audience who came to see the performance.

Eight different schools took part in an amazing night, including Copnor Junior, Flying Bull and Arundel Court.

Elson Junior, Gomer Junior, Portsdown Junior, Stamshaw Infant and Northern Parade also played.

The event included a performance from the Portsmouth Grammar School senior brass band, and both a junior and infant choir.

The Elson youth orchestra also made an appearance.

Students made their own rock bands as part of the rock steady programme and some of these performed on the night.

More than 1,500 schoolchildren take part over the course of the four days the festival runs for.

Music festival leader, Sarah Lewis said: ‘The night went brilliantly, it really showcased the talent students had to offer.

‘You could tell from their faces their enthusiasm for it, and their smiles showed how much they enjoyed it.

‘It’s so successful because children enjoy it so much and children from secondary schools get to perform.

‘It’s just unique, and there’s nothing else like it around.’