Performers put on two hit shows at Avon Valley School in Rugby

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Talented young performers from schools across Rugby took to the stage in two performances by the Warwickshire County Music Service.

The Eastern Area CMS Music Theatre group presented Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies and 13 The Musical.

Both performances took place at Avon Valley School in Rugby.

Around 65 performers have been working together since last September with rehearsals every Saturday morning.

Their hard work culminated in three spectacular performances that had audiences in raptures.

County Music area manager Jeremy Dibb praised the dedication of the children.

He said: “It is great to see how well supported the group is year after year having started a very long time ago when they rehearsed at the old Rugby College site.

“A real strength of the group is how students can be part of it for up to ten years at a time and we have had past students return as music helpers and even tutors.”

The Music Theatre groups are part of 18 different after-school and weekend activities organised by the Warwickshire County Music Service in Rugby, with around 100 additional County Music groups based across the county.

A small army of parents support their children throughout the year by fundraising and running a weekly tuck shop.

Local teacher Amie Boyd is returning to the group as director in September and Jeremy looks forward to many more successful performances and many more hundreds of children having the opportunity to benefit from this well established group.

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