Stamford host Band of the Coldstream Guards

Stamford host Band of the Coldstream Guards

The Stamford Schools were delighted to host the Band of the Coldstream Guards to perform alongside students from the Schools in concert.

Twenty one students from the Schools performed alongside players from the Band of the Coldstream Guards to an audience of nearly 300 guests, playing a rousing set of both traditional military tunes, as well as film scores and a toe-tapping Beatles medley. Students performed following a short afternoon workshop, where they were supported in learning the complex pieces by members of the band.

Tickets for the concert were free, with over £1000 generously donated by the audience at the end of the night to support Multiple Sclerosis at Stamford Hospital.

Major Stuart Halliday, Director of Music, Band of the Coldstream Guards, said: “It’s an absolute joy to be back in the Stamford Endowed Schools, reconnecting with a physical audience once again. The Schools has a wealth of talented young musicians, and conducting them is always a pleasure.

“Particular credit goes to the oboe and trumpet soloists who performed alongside our own musicians. We look forward to our next concert in Grantham on Friday 22 October.”

Mr Will Phelan, Principal of the Stamford Schools, said: “It was brilliant to welcome the Band of the Coldstream Guards to the Schools for a fantastic evening of music. I would like to thank Major Stuart Halliday, Director of Music, and the Band of the Coldstream Guards, all of our student performers, and the organising committee for providing such an energising evening of entertainment.”

For coverage of the event from the Stamford Mercury, please click here.

For more news from the Stamford Schools Community, please click here.

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