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Parents and teachers left ChristChurch feeling incredibly proud of the little ones who performed as part of Grantham Music Festival.

Nine schools took part in Primary Schools Music Making, on day one of the week-long festival, which is in its 52nd year.

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Each year, it offers musicians the chance to compete in their classes. And primary schools play an important role in the event.

Festival secretary Elizabeth Bowskill said: “The afternoon was great fun. There were two recorder groups, very brave beginners as they had only been playing since September. The Samba Band (from West Grantham Academy) had only been learning the techniques since December.

“The choirs sang with great enthusiasm and listened well while others were performing. There were some very good soloists too.

“It was also good to see lots of family and friends supporting the event.”

Classes span the wide musical spectrum, from string and piano to mixed voice and composition.

A concert starring trophy winners will take place at ChristChurch, in Finkin Street, tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm.

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