School Christmas concert hits just the right note
Published on: 27 Jan 2014
MUSICAL talent at Downend School was on show for the annual Christmas concert.
The event, in front of a packed house of close to 300 people, raised more than £300 towards the British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
More than 100 students took part, with performances by the school samba band, guitar duets, the concert band and the brass ensemble.
Parents also had an opportunity to purchase the Year 7 Christmas CD The Angel Gabriel.
As well as musical items thoughts were also directed to those who have served or will be serving in the armed forces over the Christmas period with a reading of A Carol from Flanders by Fredrick Niven (1878 - 1944). William Roberts, the head teacher, delivered a Christmas reading as did Ms Szwaba and Miss Kaur from the English department. The finale was a mass performance, including all the performers and audience, of I wish it could be Christmas Every Day before the Year 11 rock band finished proceedings with a number of pieces including Jingle Bells.
Deputy head Mark Fuller said:”The concert really marks the start of the Christmas countdown and gives the school community a chance to enjoy and celebrate the vast amount of musical talent that is in the school.”