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Stringfest 2024

This Tuesday we were treated to the annual STRINGFEST performance, featuring 130 pupils from across the Junior and Senior Schools and a few King's Hight School friends.

The concert was an energised evening, with performances from 13 different groups, including a traditionally raucous Massed Band item to round the evening off. The concert once again demonstrated the versatility and relevance of string playing, with groups presenting pieces across all genres, from exquisite classical performances to punchy pop.  The word of the night was certainly ‘fun’. Highlights included witnessing the Bass Battalion (14 Double Basses!) assemble to play with Debut Strings, and Rising Strings leading the entire room in an improvised account of Smoke on the Water, featuring audience participation, dramatic lighting and an enthusiastic smoke machine! The quality of playing from our most advanced groups combined with the breadth in the Junior School and lower years makes for a strong future in the string department.

Huge congratulations to all that participated, and thanks to all who came along.