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Schools and academies from across Central Bedfordshire took part in Something for Summer

Monday, 4 July 2022

After 2 years of pandemic postponements, children from across Central Bedfordshire were finally able to get together for an evening of singing and music, at the Something for Summer concert.

Held on Thursday 30 June 2022 and organised by our music service, Inspiring Music, the concert saw 400 children from 11 Central Bedfordshire schools and academies take to the stage in Houghton Hall Park, in Houghton Regis.

After months of hard work learning and practising the songs, it was time to perform in front of family, friends, and park-goers.

Something for Summer concert 2022

Councillor Sue Clark, our Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, said:

I am absolutely thrilled this event has been so memorable and enjoyable. Thank you so much to the children and all those involved who worked extremely hard to make this such a huge success.

Earlier in the day, much of the rehearsal took place in torrential downpours – but a little rain wasn’t going to dampen the spirits of these children. Raring to go, the first schools took to the stage at 6:30pm, broke into song and cleared away the clouds. Leaving the summer sun to shine down on the remaining performances.

With 10 songs performed beautifully, all pupils headed to the stage for the final 2 numbers. Performed in full voice by all the students, they ended the performance with an important message to ‘Save the Planet’ – a song created by local composer, Julian Winn.

The sun was still shining, performers beaming and the crowds cheering at the end to a wonderful evening.

We would like to thank all those who performed, attended, and helped organise the event. We'll also be sharing more from the Something for Summer concert in the coming days and weeks.

Visit Inspiring Music's website to find out more about the services Inspiring Music offers and how your children can get involved in similar performances.