15/01/15 - RAF College Band Visits Newtownhamilton High
The hills of Newtown were certainly alive with the sound of music this morning, as a packed assembly hall enjoyed a tremendous concert given by the Royal Air Force College Band. With the whole of Newtownhamilton High School, local primary school pupils and friends of Newtownhamilton High School in attendance, the cobwebs were certainly blown away. What a treat for everyone to experience these world class musicians in full flight!
The band, who are on a tour of Northern Ireland, visiting specially selected schools, had everyone toe-tapping and clapping along. Popular tunes, including Avicii “Wake me up,” Frozen’s “Let it go,” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off” were definitely favourites with the audience.
It was certainly a special occasion too for 5 of our own musicians from Newtownhamilton High School: Gareth Knight, Hannah Calvin, Alyson Henry, Lisa Henry and Ruth Ferris. These pupils were given the privilege of playing with the band, and I’m sure the pupils will all agree this was an experience they will never forget! The pupils were highly commended by the RAF band members for their efforts and musicianship, and they should be encouraged now to practice hard! Well done to all five pupils who were involved – you certainly did Newtownhamilton High School proud!