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Musical talent celebrated at Oldham Schools Music Festival

Over 2,600 children and young people have showcased their musical talents at this year’s Oldham Schools Music Festival.

Taking place from 16-19th June at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the week-long annual festival was an opportunity for young people from 51 local schools to show off their talents in public to an audience that included parents, carers, fellow pupils, Oldham Council Chief Executive Carolyn Wilkins, Debbie Abrahams MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth and the new Mayor of Oldham.

Certificates were also presented to all participating schools by Craig Dean, Chief Executive of Web Applications UK, the festival’s sponsor.

Oldham Music Centre’s Director of Music Gerard Booth said: “The fact that we had 51 schools taking part in the Schools Festival speaks for itself. It just shows what a thriving musical school community we have and what a musical place Oldham actually is. The children taking part enjoyed themselves enormously and so did the audience. I would like to thank Web Applications for their generous support. It was also a pleasure to welcome our new Mayor to the festival and he thoroughly enjoyed listening to the performances.”