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Collaborative School Orchestra Weekend Event

On Friday 27 May, six Lower School students from Harrow International School Hong Kong played in an orchestra of over 120 children from seven different international schools at Kellett School. The first rehearsal was a rather cacophonous play-through of all the music but was followed by a series of sectional rehearsals during which the children rehearsed in smaller instrumental groups. It was clear on Saturday morning that a rapid transformation had taken place with the orchestra suddenly sounding improved and considerably more harmonious. Saturday afternoon then concluded with a short, well-attended performance of arrangements of several classics such as Strauss’ Radetsky March and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and more popular versions of songs by artists such as Paul Desmond, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson. However, it was the very impressive collaborative efforts of all students to achieve so much in such a short space of time that made the event a great success. As expected, all of Harrow Hong Kong’s students were exemplary in their behaviour and manners and represented the School with resilience and dignity.