Exmouth school's stomp band to represent the town at national festival

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 June 2017

Withycombe's stomp band gearing up for National Music for Youth Fesitval appearance

Withycombe's stomp band gearing up for National Music for Youth Fesitval appearance

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A group of Exmouth youngsters is gearing up to play at a national music festival next month after successfully raising funds for the trip.

Fundraising stomp concert held at Withycombe Primary SchoolFundraising stomp concert held at Withycombe Primary School

Withycombe Raleigh Primary School’s current stomp band performed for their classmates, teachers and parents at a fundraising concert held at the school.

Pupils from Withycombe's stomp band performing ahead of the national festivalPupils from Withycombe's stomp band performing ahead of the national festival

The event raised £410 towards the costs of transporting the year six pupils to Birmingham next month for the National Music for Youth Festival.

The group qualified for the event after coming through a regional event in Somerset earlier this year.

A spokesman for the school said: “They performed their routine, complete with brooms, basketballs – and, of course, the traditional stomp junk instruments made from scrap metal and dustbins – to parents and carers – there was a great atmosphere.”

Pupils from Withycombe's stomp band performingPupils from Withycombe's stomp band performing

Previously, the school’s band, which is formed every year from year six pupils, performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms in 2015.

Withycombe's stomp band performing for teachers and parentsWithycombe's stomp band performing for teachers and parents

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