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British Army Band Workshop Day

In collaboration with Norfolk Music Services, our Music Department hosted a workshop day on Sunday 3 October with The British Army Band who are based at Barracks in Colchester. 40 children from Norfolk Schools and Gresham’s gathered for a day of music with 31 members of the Marching Band under the baton of Bandmaster Sergeant Paul Dove. In true military fashion, everything ran like clockwork and the sound emanating from the Auden Theatre as over 70 brass, woodwind and percussion musicians worked through the repertoire was nothing short of phenomenal. Sectionals in the afternoon helped iron out any tricky corners before parents were invited in to listen to an informative careers brief by two delightful members of the Army Education team. The final half an hour concert sent everyone home with a spring in their step (in time of course!) and although tired after such a full on day of music, all those taking part agreed it had been an inspirational experience and a chance to learn how music can be included in a very worthwhile career.