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Pitch-perfect pupils take part in Uttoxeter musical contest

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

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THE winners of a school’s annual music competition are set to go on to take part in a prestigious national contest.

The three houses at Smallwood Manor Preparatory School - Cedars, Oaks and Beeches - sang Mary Poppins Number Let’s go Fly a Kite in teams.

And soloists were given the chance to perform recitals on piano, strings, woodwind, brass and vocals.

Cedars won the group contest and the best overall performance was delivered by year six pupil and pianist Charlotte White.

Now Charlotte and fellow competitor Ella Hurley, will enter the grand final of the Woodward Young Musician competition, which takes place in London in May.

Smallwood director of music Ann O’Brien said: “This year as ever, the quality of performance delivered by the pupils has been outstanding and it’s wonderful to see the development of our children’s musical abilities brought together in this way.

“We take pride in encouraging their talents and make sure that the emphasis that we place on musical development is just a part of educating the whole child.

We feel that music adds to pupils’ individual accomplishments and ability to apply disciplines learned through music to every subject at every level.

“We wish Charlotte and Ella the very best of luck in London in May and the whole school will be rooting for them all the way.”

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