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Paris Performers Impress in Norwich

Paris Performers were graded 'outstanding' when they took to the stage as part of the Norfolk County Music Festival on Friday.

On Friday 11th March, Paris class boarded a coach bound for Norwich. Ocarinas and ukuleles joined them on their journey to the Central Baptist Church where they would be performing as part of the closing day of the two-week long Norfolk County Music Festival.

Classes from our partnership schools, Duchy of Lancaster and Weeting Primary Schools also joined them on the coach and there was a buzz of nervous excitement the whole way there.

Paris were the first Trinity Partnership class to perform and set the bar high with their renditions of 'Down by the Bay, ' Holiday in Havana' and 'Zulu Warriors'.

Daisy's ocarina solo in 'Down by the Bay' went down a storm. Daisy then joined Erin, Cam and Alex for a quartet as the opening of Zulu Warriors. This final piece was particularly impressive, as it built from the gentle ocarina quartet to toe-tapping ukulele strumming into the powerful tones of Paris Class singing as Zulu warriors. The adjudicator admitted that he was put on edge by the foot-stomping warriors and that he was most definitely not going to be messing with them!

They then enjoyed a dazzling performance by Methwold Xylophonics and a superbly choreographed ukulele performance by Weeting's Elms 'n' Ukes.

After a nervous wait, David Powell, an adjudicator with many years experience as a freelance musician, presented Paris Performers with their certificate and feedback. He said that Paris had performed with 'confidence and enthusiasm' and he awarded them with an 'outstanding', the highest grade possible. Paris class were thrilled, as were the parents who had travelled to Norwich to be part of the audience. 

A big thank you must go to Miss Berners for all of her hard work in helping Paris Class to become 'outstanding' performers.