Members of a local school are as usual not in for a holiday as they prepare for a prestigious national concert that will take place in early November. The Abraham Darby School Showband (sponsored by Newport Chiropractic) will be spending some of their well earned rest from their usual academic studies during the forthcoming half term holiday by rehearsing for their headlining concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 9th November where they will play on the last night of the Annual Schools Prom Concerts that are organised by Music for Youth. The School has received an invitation to attend this concert four times in the last five years and follows on from the Showband’s fourth consecutive Outstanding Performance that they were awarded at the Music for Youth National Festival that was held in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham earlier in July this year. This appearance at the Royal Albert Hall will be the third occasion that the Showband have participated at this prestigious annual event, with an appearance by the School’s Jazz Band in 2003. The Schools Proms take place over three nights on 7, 8 and 9 November 2005. Audiences of over 14,000 will be treated to every kind of music ranging from boy-bands to near professional orchestras. The exuberance, skills and talent of these gifted young performers will reach a climax each evening with a spine-tingling finale of fireworks, balloons and the traditional Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1. Simon Platford, the School’s Director of Performing Arts at the School said “that as usual the band members continue to show their individual commitment by giving up part of their school holiday to find time to rehearse for this particular event that the school is honoured and privileged to be participating in – and it is this level of dedication that has ensured the School’s sustained and continued success over many years”.