JAZZ BAND AND CHOIR MAKE A FABULOUS FESTIVAL DEBUT
Our Jazz Band and Choir had a brilliant time at BrowsonBeats Music Festival on Saturday where they took to the stage to perform their popular sets. The thirteen-strong Jazz Band, conducted by Mr Millman, entertained the audience with some great numbers, including classics like In The Mood, A Night In Tunisia, to Stevie Wonder hits, Sir Duke and Isn’t She Lovely, to modern hits Ain’t No Sunshine and You Can’t Stop The Beat, which really got everyone in the Festival mood. The twelve singers in the choir, led by Mrs Noble, sang some beautiful songs, including stunning arrangements of ‘Stand by me’, ‘Something inside so strong’ and ‘Lean on me’. It was also great to see many of our former students performing with Reeth Band, Late Night Radio, Ginger Brown and The Pearls. In fact, the Festival had a really lovely Richmond School family feel, with organisers Tarn Bainbridge and Mark Bastow being alumni, as well as a number of the food providers and many in the audience.
Four of our Year 12 students volunteered throughout the afternoon organising games and sports for the younger Festival goers. A huge thank you to them and to all our wonderful musicians, as well as Mrs Noble, Mr Boyd and Mr Millman who have given up so much time to rehearse their sets and ensure the audience had such a great afternoon.
A final shout out and thank you to Emma Hodgson, in Year 13, who designed and painted the fabulous signage which adorned the entrance to the Festival and really captured the essence of the event.
BrowsonBeats is supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK and Yorkshire Air Ambulance and we look forward to hearing how much was raised.