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Big Band Perform at Music For Youth National Finals

On Friday 7 July our acclaimed Big Band travelled to Birmingham to perform at the National Finals of the Music For Youth Festival. After regional heats over 8,000 of the very finest young musicians from across the whole country once again took over Birmingham's Town Hall and Symphony Hall for this 5 day of musical extravaganza.

Dr Spencer Pitfield, Head of Instrumental Studies and Big Band Conductor commented: "This was our second visit to Birmingham to take part in these prestigious national music finals. The band once again performed to the very highest of standards and it was truly wonderful for all the players to experience such a big performance venue in the Town Hall - with a simply wonderful acoustic.

"I am so very proud of all the musical achievements of everyone who learns an instrument at Birkdale. I know the whole band enjoyed so very much meeting and hearing other talented young musicians from across the country, and this can only have benefited their performance experience and skills".

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