Students from Gad’s took centre stage to perform solos at a music recital last night – with more than ever choosing to play the drums.
The annual Developing Musicians Concert showcases the talents of Junior and Senior children with all invited and encouraged to take part, regardless of experience or skill.
More than 40 students performed and each selected their preferred instrument, or opted to sing.
Director of Music John Stone said: “We have some strong drummers in our Senior school and they have inspired the younger children to try the drums, with some very impressive results.
“I am proud to be part of the children’s musical journey and to present their wide range of musical choices and genres in tonight’s recitals.
The concert featured a wide range of classical and contemporary pieces both sung and played on a variety of instruments including clarinet, piano, marimba, guitar and of course drums.
Teachers, support staff and friends of the school had the unenviable task of marking each artist and the scores will determine who will go on to compete at the Spring Music Festival in March.
In between individual performances, the crowd was treated to a toe-tapping set from the school’s very own staff rock band, as well as challenging repertoires from the Junior and Senior marimba ensembles.