More than 1,000 youngsters attend Kent Music Summer School

PUBLISHED: 13:26 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:26 13 August 2013

More than 1,000 young people attend Kent Music Summer School

More than 1,000 young people attend Kent Music Summer School


The thunder of bellowing basses and the tinkling of piano keys could be heard emanating from Benenden School, near Cranbrook, where over 1,000 aspiring musicians gathered for a residential summer course.

Youngsters from all over the county attended the Kent Music Summer School where they developed their skills using purpose-built facilities, playing in wind bands, symphony orchestras, string orchestras, jazz ensembles and recorder groups.

Phill Hyde, who manages the school, said: “It allows young people to flourish in an atmosphere of encouragement, expertise and enjoyment with many of our students becoming firm friends as well as better musicians.”

The course has been running for more than 60 years, with tutors are professional musicians and teachers of the highest quality, including members of major London orchestras. There are no auditions and anyone can apply.

For information on next year’s school visit

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