Thankfully the heavy snow of the early part of the week had mostly cleared allowing our Winter Concert to proceed. This year 90 boys performed at the event bringing in our largest audience to date of over 160. We also showcased our two new instrumental teachers who join us from Birmingham Music Service: Mr Tim Beilby (violin and viola) and Mrs Emma Miller (brass). The concert began with the Year 7 Choir performing two contrasting items, at this their first concert. In fact we had a number of Year 7 students participating in the concert reflecting the talent in the lower school. For the first time in many years we had a couple of solo items from brass players – Gabriel Dino on the tuba and Dylan Sharma on the tenor horn. At the other end of the scale we heard Karl and Robert Frater playing at their final Winter Concert as both boys are in Year 13 and are planning to study at university. They both played a grade 8 classical guitar piece – an exam they had recently sat and passed. All in all it was a very enjoyable evening. MUSIC&DRAMA This year we welcomed Mr Tim Beilby and Mrs Emma Miller to the team of instrumental teachers at KEVIHGS. It is exciting to see the number of students playing an instrument increasing and joining the different ensembles in school. If there are students who would like to study an instrument, then please see Mr Ward. I would like also like to express my gratitude to all of the instrumental teachers for all of their hard work over the past nine months. WINTER CONCERT THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2017 – LADYWOOD ARC BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE KEY EVENTS THIS ACADEMIC YEAR: 24