High standards on display at music showcase

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Friday Night is Music Night is always special, but this year it surpassed the very high standards it has set itself.

The evening sees the Salvation Army Band and the Davison’s Worthing Youth Concert Band join forces to treat the audience to a genuine musical extravaganza.

The Army Band was, as usual, absolutely brilliant and the youth band more than held their own but the stars of the evening must be the three young soloists who delighted the audience.

Eight-year-old Poppy McGhee played her violin to a standard that a person double her age would be proud of. Thirteen-year-old Joe Hill delighted us all with his undoubted talents on the piano and last but by no means least, the youth band trombonist Christian Pethick played the solo in the concert piece for trombone with the Army band that was inspiring.

The audience was treated to a wonderful programme of music that included the Olympic fanfare and theme, highlights from Oliver, Saving Private Ryan and Les Miserables.

Remember the three young people mentioned above; Poppy McGhee, Joe Hill and Christian Pethick as I have no doubts that we will be hearing a lot more from these so talented musicians.

Worthing’s got talent... you bet we have!

Tom Wye

Ashacre Lane