Music Thrives at International College Sherborne
Music plays an important part in the extra-curricular life of British boarding schools, and International College, Sherborne School is no exception. 2009-10 was a typically productive and successful year for music at the College, with a large number of students taking up the opportunity to have music lessons.
One Chinese student took up the alto saxophone in September, and by March she had progressed to pass Grade 3 with Merit, and; a student from Thailand was the tuba player in the Sherborne Schools’ Symphony Orchestra for the second year running, and performed with them in a public concert at St George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol.
In addition, the College continued its tradition of holding two annual concerts. The enthusiastic audiences were delighted by an impressive array of talent in which piano playing of a high standard made a notable contribution, together with some very accomplished tuba and saxophone playing. We noted the 200th birthday of Chopin with a nocturne and a mazurka, while in a very different idiom one of our students performed as Elvis Presley! Last but not least, this year’s concerts saw the inaugural appearance of the College Choir, who presented two Scottish folksongs.
As we start the academic year 2010-11, we look forward to further musical accomplishments and enjoyable performances.
Martin Walker and Geoff Davey (15/09/2010)