Following on from the recent success of the annual Lambeth Music Festival, Lambeth Music Service returned to Southbank Centre to present a celebration of their unique wider opportunities programme with their forthcoming Musitrax Festival. The event saw nearly 600 young musicians from nine primary schools playing together as a massed ensemble in two concerts.
The music arranged by Lambeth Music Service staff included classical, blues and pop tunes and was performed alongside a professional band made up of tutors from the music service.
The festival showcases the achievements of Year 4 (aged 8-9) children who have learnt to play instruments through the Musitrax wider opportunities programme which is delivered to around 3500 children in Lambeth schools on a weekly basis. The Musitrax festival also commends the roles that schools and Lambeth Music Service play in preparing the children for the next stage of their development as young musicians. The concerts are a chance for the audience to see how the programme is taught from beginning to end and the progress the children have made over the course of a year.