Abraham Darby School Bands

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by masefield, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. masefield

    masefield Member


    Members of the Abraham Darby Specialist School, Telford, Shropshire are celebrating after receiving confirmation that they have been accepted to attend two prestigious international music events in July 2005.

    In early July the Showband and Brass Band will be travelling to Zurich, Switzerland to take part in the International Youth Music Festival where they will participate in the Second Class of the Wind Orchestra Division with 21 other youth bands worldwide from Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. In relation to the Brass Band they have been selected to take part in the Second Class of the Brass Band Division.

    Following on from this they will then travel later in the same month to Kerkrade, Holland to participate in the World Music Contest, again they will be in participating in the Second Division of the Harmony Band Division and will compete in a division which contains adult bands from around the world, including Holland, Belgium, Lapland, Austria, Sweden, Croatia, Japan, Italy and Spain. This visit to Holland represents their second visit to the World Music Contest having returned in 2001 with a Gold Medal in the second division of the Harmony classification.

    This year the school represents the only LEA funded comprehensive school from Britain that is participating in their respective divisions both in Zurich and Kerkrade and builds on the foundations that have been established within this country and is now growing within Europe and worldwide.

    Simon Platford the School’s Director of Performing Arts said “that the whole school is extremely proud and honoured to be invited to participate at both of these events and I hope that this pride is reflected within the borough and that I know that all the band members will be extremely good ambassadors not only for themselves, the school, town and also their country.”