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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.

Swapping 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.

Before 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 trip.

Commenting 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.”

To view photos from the tour please click here.

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