Carmarthenshire Music Service held its annual Senior Music Festival over two evenings in March and April, playing to capacity audiences at Gwendraeth Hall, Drefach. Over the two concerts more than 300 pupils representing secondary schools in Carmarthenshire took part. The Senior Groups rehearse on a monthly or day-course basis, and this concert was a chance to display the results of two terms of hard work by both pupils and staff.
The first concert featured the Senior String Orchestra, Big Band and the Senior Wind Band.
The appreciative audience was treated to performances of a wide variety of music including classical music favourites, jazz classics, pop and music from film and television.
The evening also included the presentation of the Ralph Davies Memorial Award for the most promising jazz musician and this year’s recipient was Thomas Massocchi.
The second concert featured the Senior Harp Ensemble, County Girls Choir and the Senior Orchestra.
Once again a wide variety of music was performed including a wonderful selection of music in different styles including classical music favourites, traditional folk music, and music from the movies.
The evening also included the presentation of the Terry Jones Memorial Prize and this year’s recipients were Joseph Deveza, Joe Martin, Dafydd Daniel, and Gwenno Acciaioli.