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Star Wars Orchestra - Fighters of the Rebel Alliance do battle in the Music For Youth Regional Festival

It took some imagination to top last year’s entry of a rugby-inspired New Zealand Haka as our entry for the Music for Youth National Festival, but Frau Wallace and Mrs Jordan have done it again this year, with a Star Wars theme for our entry.

The 16-piece Star Wars Orchestra comprised of girls from Year 3 to Year 6, otherwise known as the Fighters for the Rebel Alliance, performed their piece at the Octagon Centre, Sheffield University on Tuesday 14th March after practising hard since September.

The ‘Music Mentors’ who were adjudicating the competition had this comment on the piece: ‘We loved this imaginative performance and congratulate you on all your fab ideas’

Director of Music, Frau Wallace said that she was ‘so proud of them!’ She continued, ‘None of the other teams we were up against had a theme to their entry, and our music was quite complicated and played entirely from memory, so we think we stand a really good chance of getting through to the next round in Birmingham again this year.’

Infant music teacher Mrs Jordan agreed: ‘They performed brilliantly!’ she said.

Over the whole country, 40,000 young musicians take to the stage at 50 different festivals to perform to their peers and supporters at the regional rounds, and from those, 10,000 young musicians gather in Birmingham in July each year, for the incredible five day Music for Youth National Festival. We hope to be once more one of the few selected for a mainstage performance in Symphony Hall.

Music is an essential part of life at Sheffield Girls' from the Infant School right up to our fantastic A-Level Music students.

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