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Music Extravaganza at the King’s Hall

On Wednesday evening we held our annual Music Extravaganza at the King’s Hall.

This year’s title was ‘Santa on Tour’ and the story unfolded with music, drama and dance inspired from different countries of the world.

The King’s Hall was full to bursting with children and families all enjoying the performances of so many children including our Orchestra, Rock School, Jazz band, Samba band, Year 6 band and our amazing choir. Our Scottish Country Dancers, and individual dance performances brought another level to the event through their routines which involved some complicated moves and a lot of energy! Woven through, our Drama club children kept the audience entertained with their ‘Elf’ jokes – who knew there were so many?!

Individual instrumental performances included trumpet, clarinet and flute. Other children performed in groups to showcase their talents, playing instruments together such as Ukuleles, Melodicas, Recorders, Flutes and Keyboards. We enjoyed a guest appearance by Herne Bay High School’s Boys Dance Troop who gave a high energy  ‘Stomp’ performance, co-ordinating dance moves that involved incredible synchronicity and agility.

The King’s Hall were spellbound throughout an emotional performance of ‘My World Needs You’ sung by our special guests – the New Life Choir. Our Gospel choir supported the performance, blending their voices so beautifully with the adult voices.

Herne Bay Juniors are so fortunate to have Mr Miles our Music specialist who teaches every child in school. His belief in every child’s ability to perform inspires so many who may otherwise never get the chance. The confidence of the children to stand on the stage and perform in front of an audience of 500 people was admirable.

Our grateful thanks are forwarded to our talented peripatetic music teachers; Mr Burrows, Mrs Faux-Bowyer, Mr Powling and Mrs Davies, who supported their students through their performances.

It really was a night to remember.