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Young Maestros try their hand at new instruments

Young Maestros try their hand at new instruments
MORE than 200 budding young musicians tried their hand at new instruments in the Berkshire Maestros Big Play Days at the weekend.The event was held on Saturday, at St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury, and participants could take part in woodwind, brass,...

MORE than 200 budding young musicians tried their hand at new instruments in the Berkshire Maestros Big Play Days at the weekend.

The event was held on Saturday, at St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury, and participants could take part in woodwind, brass, strings, guitar and early years classes.

Organisers have hailed the event a massive success.

Berkshire Maestro chief executive Philip Litchfield said: “These events provide an exciting opportunity for some of our youngest members to share their enjoyment of playing in our ensembles.

“Playing as part of a band is one of those potentially life-changing experiences, providing young people with many vital skills.

“We hope to encourage students throughout their lives to develop a passion and love for music-making.”

Meanwhile, a parent at the event, who asked not to be named, said: “My children came home buzzing about the music they had both been involved with.

“It was a fantastic afternoon... we are so lucky to have this facility in Berkshire.”

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