David Rutley, local MP for Macclesfield, once again joined proud parents and local residents at the well-attended annual Macclesfield Music Festival, which has been held over recent years at The Macclesfield Academy.
The Festival took place over two evenings on 15th and 16th February, with fourteen primary schools and around 250 primary school pupils performing. Local secondary school students also participated and performed a variety of musical items, followed by performances from primary school soloists. Macclesfield Music Centre and Macclesfield Youth Brass Band Drum Corps also took part in the event. The festival was closed by Macclesfield Academy students, who led the finale song with all of the primary school pupils joining in for the chorus.
The event organisers also held a collection over both nights in support of East Cheshire Hospice.
Speaking at the Festival, David said: “It is great to see the Festival go from strength to strength and to have so many local schools participating. I enjoy attending each year to listen to the inspiring performances – it is clear that we are fortunate to have a rich vein of musical talent in our area. I would like to thank the pupils, their teachers and all those who organised the Festival, for making the event possible and, once again, creating a really memorable experience”.