Felsted School raises £500 from musical concert

Esme Smith sings, accompanied by fellow vocalists and ‘Dysfunktion’.

Esme Smith sings, accompanied by fellow vocalists and ‘Dysfunktion’. - Credit: Archant

A FUNK band and Olympic ceremony performer were part of a musical concert to raise money for deprived children.

Felsted students perform in Dysfunkfest concert.

Felsted students perform in Dysfunkfest concert. - Credit: Archant

Pupils and parents of Felsted School, as well as members of the public, turned out to enjoy the concert, which raised £500 for In Harmony. The charity, which has celloist Julian Lloyd Webber as its chairman, provides children in poor areas of England with free musical instruments, tuition and ensemble experience.

The event was organised by the school’s funk band, Dysfunktion, and ran as part of the silver Duke of Edinburgh award service project. The band was accompanied by various vocal performers, including Esme Smith who sung at the London 2012 opening ceremony last summer.

Director of music at Felsted, James Lowr, said: “I am delighted we have been able to continue to support In Harmony, which is a vital musical charity, and would in particular like to thank my colleagues William Warns and Amy Thompson for putting so much work into running the evening.

“The pupils were a great credit to the school, providing amazing entertainment for a worthy cause.”

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Mr Lloyd Webber, who is also patron of Felsted Music, has since contacted the school to thank the band and organisers for the event and monies raised.

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