The annual Band Concert, on Sunday 26 February, featured its usual rich variety of styles and ensembles.
The Training Band, having just started this year, contributed a particular highlight to the concert, with a wonderful performance of Defying Gravity. The remainder of the concert included a mixture of marches, solo performances (particular congratulations to Jacob, Luke (both GR/Year 13) and Sam (GE/Year 11) for their rendition of Buglers’ Holiday and to Sumire (GR/Year 13) for her virtuosic xylophone playing in Helter Skelter) and even a guest appearance from vocalist Gabriel (DG/Year 12), who sang My Way to end a medley of Frank Sinatra songs. The afternoon ended with a tune the Band plays more than any other (but which retains its popularity): Sussex by the Sea.
As Mr Carter mentioned during the concert, preparations were not unhampered by a variety of unusual obstacles; well done to him and everybody in the Band for overcoming these and putting on such an enjoyable afternoon. Let us hope we hear the Gregson Tuba Concerto another time…