Brass Ensemble Supports Local Festivities

Brass Ensemble Supports Local Festivities

Members of Caterham School’s Brass Ensemble performed to the Caterham community, bringing wonderful Christmas spirit to several care homes; performing for the local residents of Tupwood Gate, Cherry Lodge and Buxton Lodge before making their way to perform at the Annual Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony. For many residents in care homes, access to live music has been significantly limited over the past two years due to COVID-19 and the related restrictions. To witness how much live music and carols meant to these residents underpinned the true meaning of Christmas and we are immensely proud that our pupils have made such a positive and memorable impact on their lives.

Although it was a chilly evening, the musicians played brilliantly in the open air and were fine ambassadors for the school. The evening concluded with a vast audience of well over a hundred people at Memory Tree where the Brass Ensemble took prime position and performed before the official switching on of the lights. It was fantastic to see so many people of all ages enjoying the wonderful music.

We would like to thank our pupils for supporting the local community and we are immensely proud of their fantastic playing and positive spirit. Finally, we must extend our thanks to parents for braving the cold weather to support and chaperone their children from venue to venue.

Congratulations to all who participated.

Mr. Brian Hill, Head of Instrumental Music

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