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Youth hits a high note

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06 July 2016

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Dozens of enthusiastic young people arrived at the Green Towers Community Centre on Monday 4 July to play an important part in the 'Enfield Sounds Great' music festival.

Dozens of enthusiastic young people arrived at the Green Towers Community Centre on Monday 4 July to play an important part in the 'Enfield Sounds Great' music festival.

Coming from Enfield secondary schools from all parts of the borough they met Enfield's Mayor, Cllr Bernadette Lappage to take up their roles as school music ambassadors.

At the centre in Edmonton they learned how they can play a major role in the Mayor's Charity, 'Enfield Sounds Great' which aims to raise funds for music in Enfield and to encourage young people to take part in a range of musical activities.

Cllr Lappage, explained: "Thanks to the interest and support from our schools, I am delighted to welcome our young ambassadors who will be very important to the success of 'Enfield Sounds Great'.

"They will help us to promote music in schools; let their teachers and peers know about musical projects taking place throughout the year and tell us about events at their schools.

"Through their efforts I hope that many more young people will learn to play instruments; sing in choirs; perform in bands or study music in higher education.

"That's not forgetting the comfort music can bring as a therapy for people with depression or older people living with dementia. Our ambassadors can also spread the word about Enfield Music Service which provides music tuition to young people who can learn how to play an instrument and appreciate music.

"Our ambassadors will be busy but I also hope that they will enjoy the year and learn from it. We really appreciate their contribution to 'Enfield Sounds Great'."

The Mayor's Youth Launch included first class musical entertainment by some of Enfield's finest young musicians.

Music performances included:

  • Former Enfield students: Edward Lappage (20) on bass guitar (St Ignatius) ; Francesca Rhys-Williams (19) alto sax (Enfield County) ; James Gilbert (18) piano (Latymer School)
  • Enfield County School Year 10 (age 15+) Vocal Ensemble
  • Singers from St Anne's Catholic School
  • Sabine Middleton (15) Clarinet solo (Southgate School)
  • Jamming sessions