Drumming up a crowd

DRUMMER BOY: Michael Fish
DRUMMER BOY: Michael Fish

Britain’s Got Talent star, percussionist Michael Fish will be making a return to his home town of Huddersfield to take part in the musical extravaganza – The Stadium Spectacular 2012.

Michael, 24, from Golcar, reached the semi final of the ITV Talent show performing to a television audience of millions.

At the Galpharm Stadium on Friday, June 29 he will be performing several solo numbers and will also be accompanying the massed choir in one of their opening songs.

A former pupil of Kirklees Music School, Michael has been drumming since he was six.

During his time with the Music School he appeared on Blue Peter with the Kirklees Percussion Ensemble and took part in the prestigious School’s Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Stadium Spectacular, which has been billed as the biggest youth celebration event to be staged in Kirklees, will celebrate both the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games.

Children from 110 schools are now involved in rehearsing for the Spectacular which will be compered by TV Presenter Kirsten O’Brien.

The event will start with an Olympic-style opening ceremony. A marching band will accompany the children who will carry banners and flags designed by the schools.

Around 1,000 instrumentalists will also be performing during the event.

The choir, with 4,500 young singers, will be seated in the stands and the songs, signed by Paul Whittaker OBE, founder of Music and the Deaf, will be projected onto a big screen.

There will be entertainment from 5.30pm from Kirklees middle and high school students. A massed Hakka will take place and 600 dancers will perform around the arena as part of the event.

More than 3,500 tickets have already been sold, to buy them contact www.kirkleesmusicshool.org.uk, Dawsons Music, Market Street, Huddersfield or the Galpharm Stadium.