Another busy term has been and gone, and not without some of the highlights of this year. Key among these is the recent Concerto Concert, which was a truly spectacular occasion that showed the array of talented students that we have. It was a pleasure to see the students working with a professional conductor and orchestra in what will prove to be an unforgettable experience.
The Mid-Somerset Festival has also been a highlight, with unprecedented successes in multiple classes. Performing in a competition is a very different experience to performing in a concert or for an exam, and our students coped very well with the pressures. We are already looking forward to increasing our silverware collection next year!
On the subject of great results, the marks for Trinity exams this term have been released, with an impressive number of Distinctions and Merits gained. Congratulations to everyone who took an exam, and good luck in advance to the ABRSM candidates, who should get their results next term.
Younger Millfieldians have also enjoyed the Music department’s activities this term. At the Year 9 Co-Curricular Evening a couple of weeks ago, lots of exciting work was shown to the whole year group: a collection of dance tracks, exciting soundtracks to film trailers, and an exhilarating samba band performance. We were also treated to songs by some talented soloists. Pupils from Millfield Pre-Prep School also enjoyed a morning in the Johnson Hall, exploring music and animals.
Our GCSE and A-Level students have been busy with performance recordings, completing composition coursework, and starting their revision for their final exams. Study leave is approaching, after an Easter break with plenty of revision and practice for final performances.
It has been a great term, but there is plenty to look forward to in the summer, including the second ‘Music at Millfield’ concert, and the final guest in our International Concert Series, pianist Joseph Moog. We wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break and look forward to another successful term ahead.