BAND OF THE IRISH GUARDS VISIT
On Monday 27 January members of Caterham senior school Wind Orchestra were offered a unique experience when they joined 35 members of the Band of the Irish Guards for a four hour rehearsal on Vaughn Williams’s English Folk Song Suite. Pupils were introduced to the life of a professional army musician and were intrigued to hear about their experiences when performing for royal weddings, personal performances for the Queen and at the changing of the guards and Trooping of the Colour.
The Music Department have forged strong links with Kneller Hall and the Army School of Music which will benefit our wonderful musicians immensely. Caterham Wind Orchestra makes regular appearances in the school calendar and works closely with CCF events such as Remembrance Sunday and Passing Out Parade. Earlier this year, they performed under the Menin Gate in Ypres in a moving and poignant ceremony of remembrance.
Prep pupils from Year 4 were very lucky and walked across to the Humphreys Theatre to watch part of the rehearsal. The children were thrilled to watch and listen to the truly mesmerizing music. They spotted some familiar faces amongst the Prep Oldcats playing with the band!Back to all news