Astwood Bank Primary School

"A centre of learning and opportunity"



Welcome to our Orchestra page!

Our wonderful school orchestra includes children who have instrumental lessons in school and also some who have private lessons.  In addition there are handbell, glockenspiel and percussion players as required.  Our program has been set back in recent years but we are currently rebuilding our capabilities with increased music lessons and will continue to go from strength to strength!

Our Spring Concert in March 2023 was a tremendous success and provided an evening filled with the highest-quality musical entertainment.  We were treated to ensemble pieces from our violins, guitars, recorders and glockenspiels, alongside some wonderful solo performances from pupils past and present.  All the video footage from the evening is in the resources folder below and the main YouTube video link is also given in the highlights section!

Our Summer Concert was also a wonderful event, showcasing the talent and confidence of our young people.  All the ensembles performed to a high standard and a number of children were added to the orchestra for their first public performance!  Well done everyone!  The videos of the evening evening are now in the resources folder below.  Thanks again for the amazing support! 

Please note, we don’t include all of our instrumental players for every concert.  This is for a numbers of reasons; we are limited by hall capacity and running time but also want to make sure children have developed enough confidence to perform.  There’s nothing worse than putting a child in a concert situation before they’re ready – and this can be very damaging.  Rest assured that there will be plenty of opportunities just around the corner!

Here are some past highlights:

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