Every year at Warwick School members of the Lower 4th (year 7) are given a musical instrument and free lessons for an entire year. They have opportunity of learning: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass.
Called the L4th Music Scheme this has been running for many years and has generated hundreds of brilliant players. Every July these 140 musicians come together and form a giant super-orchestra. What they lack in finesse they make up with in enthusiasm and joie de vivre. Come and listen to brilliant young musicians and this astonishing orchestra.
Saturday 7th July, 2:00pm, Warwick Hall
An afternoon full of music making celebrating the best that WISF has to offer. Highlights will include: the Foundation Symphony Orchestra performing a Mozart Violin Concerto (soloist Sarah Chapman) and the modern Mexican classic Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez. This work is built on a beautiful, elegant main theme, stated on clarinet, building in intensity before erupting into passionate Latin rhythms. This will be followed by a celebration of all three prize winning wind bands.
The Super Tonics, Foundation Concert Band and the Foundation Wind Orchestra playing both individually and en masse.
Saturday 7th July, 3:00pm, Warwick Hall
The day of music will conclude with a Jazz Barbecue featuring the extraordinary talents of Little Big Band, Big Band and Jazz Lab. Relax, unwind and dance the night away as David Storer and his team of skilled musician provide a funky finale to the festival with music from the age of swing.
Saturday 7th July, 5:00pm