THE musical prowess of Amery Hill School students was once again on show when they joined forces with more than 1,700 young people and performed at the Royal Albert Hall on St George’s Day.

The town school played a key role in co-ordinating elements of the musical concert, along with colleagues from the Hampshire Music Service.

The ‘Hampshire at the Hall’ event was a celebration of the musical achievements of Hampshire schools and the Hampshire Music Service’s orchestras and ensembles and included a performance of a massed choir comprising pupils from some of the 200 schools involved.

Talking about the school’s involvement, Debra Mulligan, Amery Hill School’s lead teacher for the event, said: “Amery Hill students formed part of the massed Samba Band of 250 pupils from across Hampshire, as well as performing as members of the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, the Youth Wind Ensemble, the County Youth Band, Massed Strings and the Youth Choir.

“It was a wonderful experience to participate in such a prestigious event, rehearsing and performing at such an iconic venue.

“The mass playing and singing of Land of Hope and Glory in the finale made for a truly memorable occasion for all involved at the Albert Hall.

And Mrs Mulligan added: “As we have come to expect, our students were fantastic ambassadors for the school, mentoring the younger players and thoroughly enjoying the experience.”

Mrs Mulligan added: “For many years, Amery Hill School has commanded an unrivalled reputation for excellence in music and has received a number of recent awards which recognise the breadth and quality of opportunities that we offer our students.”