King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS) in Chelmsford, Essex, raised £1,200 for the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, celebrating ABF’s 75th birthday with a superb evening of music.
The school partnered with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Army Reserve Band of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) under their Director of Music Major Bruce Miller.
The HAC musicians spent the day leading up to the event at the school running a musical workshop with students in the KEGS wind band.
The two bands then combined to deliver a totally professional concert, with a rich variety of tunes including Arnhem, Lady Gaga, Shrek Dance Party, Tijuana Brass, a selection of Danish and Scottish folk tunes.
They received enthusiastic audience participation with songs from Oliver. A Last Night of the Proms medley had the audience merrily flag-waving as a finale to a superb evening, and over £1200 was raised for the ABF -the Soldiers’ Charity.
Tim Worrall, Head of Music at KEGS, said “I cannot praise my young musicians highly enough, they have all stepped up to another level tonight and given the performance of their lives”
Guests included the Major of Chelmsford, Cllr Bob Massey and Mrs Janice Cheese, and the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst who was greeted by the KEGS Corps of Drums as she arrived.