8 November 2016
Big Band 'Blowin' in the Windies' Tour
Our Big Band have just returned from their 'Blowin' in the Windies' tour to Barbados.
autumnal colours for tropical ones, staff and pupils headed out for a tour of
the island, playing at primary schools, a number of prestigious hotels, the foremost
jazz venue on the island the Waterfront Café in Bridgetown, and the KFC on
Hastings beach. The band also had the opportunity to play alongside the
Barbados Community College Big Band, enjoying this new shared experience and
making new friends along the way.
departing, the band performed to a highly appreciative audience at an evening
of Caribbean fun when they played in a concert to help raise funds for the
on the tour, Director of Music Colin Albery said: “This has been a fantastic
experience for our pupils – one that will stay with them forever. They have
performed brilliantly and the comments and reviews we have received have been
wonderful. We were made to feel so welcome and are missing the warmth of the
weather and the people already.
The tour has been a resounding success. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in making this trip possible.”