OVER 300 children, parents and teachers attended a celebration of music from local young musicians at Memorial Court.

This involved youngsters from mid Cheshire performing a number of songs and instruments as part of the Edsential Music Together Showcase Concert.

Edsential provide a range of services to local schools, as well as offering music tuition to young people in the area.

And they certainly put on a show as they performed in front of hundreds on the big stage.

“So much hard work goes on behind the scenes from parents, teachers and children making the time to practise their performances and everyone attending tonight very much enjoyed the concert,” said Alison Corten, head of music at Edsential.

“It is wonderful to see it all come together in a brilliant celebration of music from children and young people across Cheshire.

“A really big thank you to everyone who took part.”

Vale Royal Schools Concert Band opened the show with a rousing drum beat to ‘Fanfare for The Common Man’ by Aaron Copland.

This was followed by a rendition of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s ‘When I Grow Up’, sung with passion and a sense of fun by the Whitley Village School Choir.

Also performing on stage were Vale Royal Super Strings, Kingsmead Primary School Wind Band and St Nicholas Catholic High School Choir.

They were joined by the ‘Brassed Off’ Band from Leftwich County High School, Norley Church of England Primary School and the Rudheath Senior Academy Ensembles.

The show closed with ‘We’re Better Together’ and ‘Sing A Song in Unison’, which were both performed by a combined choir and band from the various acts.