It was a very positive experience, which demonstrated to the students involved that hard work is necessary to attain a goal. There were practices during the holidays and extra rehearsals now and then, but it was all worth it. I thought their performance was stellar and the music they produced exhibited maturity.
I guess it is inevitable that some schools have more students with musical background, giving them a edge in the grading. However, I was happy to see that there were schools which built their musical groups (band, choir, strings, handbells etc) from scratch and excelled. This shows the success of CCAs. May schools continue to instill the love of arts in their students.
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