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Young Talents Impress At Standard Bearers Music Recital

hornsmenThe idea of a yearly musical recital at Standard Bearers School, Lagos, was hatched a few years back with the aim of showcasing the musical side of the pupils.

And in many ways, the initiative, which has thrown up young music talents, has become a major boost to the school’s image.

Aside from providing a platform for young talents to hone their skills, the music project also gives the children an opportunity to share with families and friends their remarkable musical skills.

This was evident at this year’s edition of the recital staged at their proposed new site of the school in Lekki 1.

The event featured various works from classical 21st century, as well as works from the contemporary periods.

The songs were performed from pupils selected from Grade 1 to Grade 6, who were grouped into three performing groups; the Junior Choir, Senior Choir and Orchestra. The recital typically for the grade 3 – 6 students, had a thrilling addition as a little Grade 2 child rendered Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds to the delight of the audience.

For most parents and guests, who were visiting the school’s new site for the first time, it was more like a welcome show. Even as the Head Boy and Head Girl gave their opening remarks, the performers were on standby, eager to set the ball rolling.

Looking grand in their well-laundered uniforms and costumes that were changed to suit the music being performed, you could tell they were eager to showcase. First up was the rendition by the Senior Choir, which churned out popular songs.

The Junior Choir followed with popular tune, We Are One – Lion King. Some of the highlights of the day included the rendition of proper indigenous songs that had the children looking colourful in their different native attires.

To impress their parents, they sang out their hearts. The set of Grade 5 hornsmen would probably have given any professional saxophonist a run for his money. Worthy of note is Miss Lase Subair, who rendered Asa’s hit song Bibanke. Backed by five other singers, their performance earned then cheers from the guests.

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