BIRMINGHAM MUSIC SERVICE TRAINING DAY 12TH JANUARY 2018 – EDGBASTON CRICKET GROUND Isaac Minto, Anu Adeleye and Keir Msuya were hand-picked to perform in a workshop with the composer, performer and educationalist Paul Harris. Paul Harris has over six hundred publications to his name dealing with a vast array of subjects mostly concerning music education. His Music Teacher’s Companion (co-written with Richard Crozier) won the UK’s MIA Best New Book award. He is an examiner and adjudicator and is frequently asked to take part in national events including the Chamber Music for Schools Competition, Music for Youth, the BBC Young Musician of the Year and Classic FM’s teacher of the year. Paul was impressed with the boys from HGS and their ability to perform in front of 20 music teachers from across the West Midlands. INSTRUMENTAL PROGRESS EVENING THURSDAY 15TH MARCH 2018 KEVI HGS 50 boys, mostly from Years 7 and 8, participated in the annual Instrumental Progress Evening. The concert is designed to showcase the students who are beginners or in their first few years of study. The boys performed to an audience of over 100. We heard solos from Simeon Tinley (piano), Hasnain Jafar (recorder), Keir Msuya (clarinet) and Max Rueff (trumpet), and the Year 7 Guitar Ensemble, Junior Guitar Ensemble and Year 7 Keyboard Ensemble provided a range of pieces from classical to popular. BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS GALA CONCERT SERIES 2017 The HGS woodwind ensemble performed a number of pieces from their repertoire at Symphony Hall. Camara Talburt, Isaac Minto, Tommy Lawther, Kier Msuya, Anu Adeleye, Rohan De, Karl Frater, Diren Gaddu and Hasnain Jafer conducted by woodwind specialist Charlotte Buxton played two jazz pieces and an original fusion composition in a packed foyer before the main concert. 25