BBC Big Band in Holbrook
The BBC Big Band, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading and most versatile orchestras, will soon be making its way to The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, to perform a workshop and concert with the pupils.
Described as “a wonderful band” by the legendary Tony Bennet, the BBC Big Band is hailed as one of the leading performers of the music of the great swing bands, and on Saturday 6th February 2016 they themselves will be in full swing as they put on an evening of music inspired by some of the giants of the Twentieth Century big band scene such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Artie Shaw.
During the afternoon the pupils at The Royal Hospital School will have the unique opportunity to take part in a workshop with the band’s musicians, followed by a concert at 7pm in the Assembly Hall. The band’s lead trombonist, Gordon Campbell, said: “we love the opportunity to work with and hopefully influence the next generation of young musicians, and we as a band see it as an important part of what we do.”
Under the direction of their conductor, Barry Forgie, the band has recently performed with stars such as George Benson, Van Morrison and Georgie Fame, and in the past has backed the likes of the late, great Ray Charles.
You can be there for this unforgettable evening of swing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org