Kirton musicians excel

The all girls team from Thomas Middlecott Academy playing Taiko Drums.
The all girls team from Thomas Middlecott Academy playing Taiko Drums.
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Thomas Middlecott Academy students at Kirton have excelled in music.

A group of them brought home the Instrumental Ensemble trophy after performing at the David Ross Education Trust’s Music Cup at Kelham Hall last month.

An all girls team played a self-composed piece on Taiko Drums, which a member of staff said “really brought the competition to life”.

The 19-strong Thomas Middlecott Choir then performed Skye Boat Song and Lucy Doherty performed a solo rendition of Little Boat.

Natalie, part of the Taiko Drums team, said: “I can’t believe we won. The judges were so positive about our performance and we all had a fantastic time.”

Simon Toyne, executive director of music at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “It takes a lot of courage to perform in front of an audience and fellow peers, so a huge congratulations has to go to all of the students who took on this challenge.

“It was a truly magnificent event and one the students really committed to with such passion and rigour.

“Students across the academies have shown time and time again that they possess such talent and we have seen it once more during this fantastic celebration of music.”

The David Ross Education Trust currently has over 30 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar and special schools.