Wessex MAT Music Festival
Purbeck School brought 15 students along to participate in the first annual Wessex MAT Music Festival at the end of February. Seven of our students joined the large Wessex MAT orchestra; they workshopped and performed a piece called A Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to be part of a full scale combined-schools orchestra. The other eight students joined forces with some other rock and pop musicians and workshopped two songs. The day culminated in all of the ensembles performing to one another. The atmosphere of collaboration and encouragement was wonderful to see and we look forward to participating in next year’s event!