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Harrogate International Youth Festival

31 Mar 2017 | Posted In Music

SJF School Concert Band & Senior Jazz Orchestra

Rehearsals are well underway for the annual Harrogate International Youth Festival which takes place over the Easter weekend in and around Harrogate. The School Concert Band can be seen on parade on Easter Saturday morning in the town centre, commencing at 11:00am. They will be joined by seven international groups who are joining the festival from as far afield as Thailand and Canada. A number of local school groups will also be taking part in the five day extravaganza.

Members of the Concert Band will be performing in the Saturday evening opening concert in the Royal Hall and as part of the massed band which this year is expected to number some 250 students.

The school Senior Jazz Orchestra will be performing on Easter Sunday at the Jazz night at the old Swan hotel.

The festival, in its 44th year, promises to be a great one with over 500 students taking part over the Easter weekend. There is a concert for everyone and more details can be found on the festival website at