Last night we had our first Music Tea of the spring term. A lot of children were put forward to play in this concert by the visiting music team, to the point that it was oversubscribed! I am delighted that so many children were keen to take part and look forward to hearing those who couldn't play this time in the next Music Tea. Twenty three soloists played, as well as Intermediate Recorder Club and Orchestra. We were treated to a whole range of instruments and musical styles from Diabelli to more contemporary rock music. For seven of the children, it was the first time that they had played in front of an audience so this was an important milestone in their musical journey. All of the children overcame their initial nerves and played brilliantly to a warm and appreciative audience. As ever, it was a very good opportunity for the children who are beginners to hear more accomplished instrumentalists - a perfect way to encourage and inspire. Two of our instrumental ensembles closed the concert - we heard the strongest orchestra we've had for a while play two lively Latin pieces - a Tango and a Cha-Cha and the 12 strong recorder ensemble of descant, treble and tenor recorders played three pieces that they have been working on this half term. What a talented bunch of musicians we have here at Gateway. Well done everyone who took part - you were brilliant!