EVERYTHING from rock ‘n’ roll to classic was the billing for this year’s Medstock music festival, which was opened by Alton mayor Derek Gardner.
And a healthy audience of visitors, parents, teachers and pupils made a beeline for the Medstead Primary School fundraiser on June 30.
Although not quite up there with Woodstock, Medstock offered great music and entertainment with six bands taking the stage and DJ Francis Fearle making sure the beat went on.
The festival was compered by parent-governor Abed Janmohamed, and as well as the music there were stalls and games, including flip flop twist for which there were medal prizes.
Refreshments were welcome on a hot day, especially the beer and ale which was supplied free by local breweries. Parents and teachers gallantly manned the bars.
Anne Wilson, Hampshire’s head of music, led the school orchestra and there was a moving performance of pupils singing ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman, with singing for the deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils co-ordinated with the music – the school has a provision for deaf pupils – by Tracey Walsh.
Primary school headteacher Jane Oborn led the singing.
Another highlight was the gymnastic display by Year 5 pupils Molly Christer and Erin Fryer, who won the school’s Medstead’s Got Talent competition.
The music rocked on until the evening and at the end Ms Oborn thanked everyone who had supported the event and helped raise more than £2,000 which will go to updating the school’s ICT equipment.
There was also a big thank you to Sarah Fowler, Sally Powell and Lesley Charmer, and all of The Friends of Medstead School, for their help and support.