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King's High School pupils develop their orchestral skills at the Swan Youth Orchestra

Five King's High pupils took part in the first Swan Youth Orchestra course last weekend, including showcasing their musical talent at a fantastic concert on Sunday evening.

As part of a partnership between Warwick Schools Foundation, Orchestra of the Swan, and the Coventry, Warwickshire, and Solihull Music Hubs, the first Swan Youth Orchestra course took place on our campus on 3-4 February.

The Youth Orchestra, open to pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 and who work at grades 6 and above, provided pupils with the opportunity to learn from the professional Swan Orchestra and tutors from the three music hubs.

There were 60 pupils involved from over 40 schools, including 15 pupils from Warwick Schools Foundation - five of which were from our school.

Day two of the weekend ended with a spectacular concert at Warwick Hall, featuring:

  • La Rotta
  • John Williams Concert Suite from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • 1st movement from Brahms 2nd Symphony

The first Youth Orchestra weekend was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to develop their orchestral skills and provided a stage for like-minded, talented young musicians to meet and perform together.

The weekend was thoroughly enjoyed by all of our pupils that were involved, and represents the enthusiasm and talent for music that embodies many of our students.

With the second weekend course coming in October, keep an eye out for further details!

More information on the Swan Youth Orchestra can be found here.