On Thursday 17 January Derby Grammar School’s Junior boys travelled down to the Genting Arena in Birmingham. They took part in the Young Voices concert, a full scale arena concert where schools from across the region joined together to sing their hearts out.

Young Voices stages some of the largest children’s choir concerts in the world. Their aim is to inspire a love of music and create memories for the children who take part that will last a lifetime.

At the Genting Arena, the Junior School boys were part of a choir of over 5000 children who joined together in a single choir to sing to the audience of family and friends. They were then joined by guest artists Tony Hadley, Sharlene Hector and Beau Dermott.

Mrs Genders, Year 6 teacher, said: “Nothing can prepare you for the sound of so many children singing together. It was absolutely incredible.”

Alex Dillistone is in Year 5 and was one of the boys taking part in the concert. He said: “It was amazing! I liked all of the different schools coming together as one choir, we all really enjoyed it. Everyone was going crazy and I loved all of the swaying. My favourite song was We Love To Boogie.

Tony Hadley was a good singer. When I got home I watched the Spandau Ballet Gold video. The band and conductor were also great and Urban Strides got all of the parents up to dance.”