Two concerts were held on Tuesday 17 July to celebrate another year of music-making with Portsmouth Music Hub, providing an opportunity for young musicians to show off their progress to family and friends.

At Mayfield School the audience was treated to vocal performances by the Hub's choirs, Little Voices and Starstruck, with songs such as 'We Will Rock You' and a selection of repertoire from the Greatest Showman. Also performing were the Hub's beginner and junior rock bands, Action Stations and Victory, who played a variety of hits from bands such as Snow Patrol, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica.

At Castle Primary, the audience enjoyed performances from the Hub's instrumental ensembles - Portsmouth Plays, Portsmouth Plays On, and the Channel, Coastal and Ocean Wind Bands.

This concert provided an opportunity to present Lucy Williams, a flautist from the Ocean Wind Band, with a special award for the significant contribution she has made to the wind bands over the years. Lucy has recently passed her Grade 8 Flute examination and is leaving the band to go to university.

Portsmouth Music Hub's Ensembles will return in September 2018.