On Sunday 19th November Archbishop Temple School's Junior and Senior Concert Bands took part in the regional rounds of the National Concert Band Festival, the UK's largest wind band and big band festival.

Senior Concert Band, who were competing in the Schools' Wind Band category, achieved a Gold Award. Junior Concert Band, competing in the Junior Wind Band category under the baton of Year 11 student Susanna Raj, achieved a Platinum award which is the highest you can achieve.

"I am delighted by the result, both bands have rehearsed and worked incredibly hard," said Mrs C. Gardner, Head of Music. "This will be the third year in a row that our Junior Concert Band have made it to the final, always under the baton of a Year 11 student."

Junior Concert Band will now be automatically invited to perform in the National Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music in April 2018.