RAF Brass Ensemble Performs with Young Musicians
Musicians from the RAF band which played at the Prince William’s wedding, the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, performed with pupils from Bath and North East Somerset Council’s music service.
The brass ensemble of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force visited Wellsway School in Keynsham to lead a music workshop, rehearsing with 15 pupils in the morning for an afternoon performance in front of the school.
The performance was something of a homecoming for one of the RAF musicians, bass trombonist Josh Hayward, a former pupil of Longvernal Primary School and Somervale Secondary School, who had trombone lessons from the age of eight, taught by Andrew Foister, assistant head of the service.
He said: “It’s great to welcome him back along with his bandmates and our current students are thrilled to have this opportunity to rehearse and perform with such accomplished musicians.”