Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn recently celebrated an evening of music in association with the magnificent Maghull Wind Orchestra. The ensemble had over forty pupils taking part, from OBA as well as four local primary schools Brookvale, Gorsewood, Palacefields and Windmill Hill.
Budding and professional musicians gathered to rehearse during the day one Saturday for a performance which took place that same evening.
The group put on a spectacular performance, for the third year running, which stunned a very captive audience and ended with a fantastic rendition of Beatles’ songs.
Formed in 1978, the Maghull Wind Orchestra is a community based symphonic wind orchestra with over 100 members from a variety of different backgrounds from full-time students, to music teachers, people working in other professions and those in retirement.
The aim of the orchestra is to provide a high quality musical experience for all woodwind, brass and percussion musicians, regardless of age or ability with professional level directorship and without audition or fee.
Mrs A. Price, Music Teacher at OBA and in the primary schools that took part, helped to co-ordinate the event. She summed up the musical spectacular by saying “The evening was a huge success and we would like to thank all of the musicians, students and pupils involved for making the night such a memorable one. To see musicians of all ages and from all walks of life working together so professionally was truly inspiring. The students from OBA and from the local primary schools learnt so much from the experience and they were so confident when performing live in the evening. They are now keen to take part in other public performances to display their talents.”