London Here We Come!

Wakefield Youth Percussion Ensemble have been invited to play at The Royal Albert Hall in the Music For Youth Proms on Monday 14th November!

The group, directed by WMS percussion teacher Rhodri Younger, recently wowed the audience at the festival in Birmingham with their dynamic medley of percussive delights ranging from body percussion to a drum line and massed tuned percussion finale!


The group were one of six Wakefield groups invited down to the second round of the Music For Youth at Birmingham in July along with ‘Wired’ from Highfield School, The Glee Choir from West Bretton Primary, Manygates Session Orchestra, St Peters & Clifton Primary School Choir and ‘Folkus’ from St Thomas a Becket Catholic High School.

Phil Needham (Principal of Wakefield Music Education Hub) added “It was brilliant to see so many groups invited to represent Wakefield and a recognition of the many talented young musicians and teachers that we have across the district! This is the icing on the cake and so well deserved for Mr Younger and the percussion ensemble. They have worked so hard over the last few months and their performance not only sounds stunning but is also visually captivating! London here we come!”

Wakefield Youth Percussion Ensemble is one of 70 progressive music ensembles that run every week at Manygates and 4 other Music Centres across the district.  To find out more please click here.


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