Big Band

MUSICAL school Haslingden High is involved in two prestigious events this month.

Firstly the school’s Big Band has been invited to perform at the Labour Party Conference bring held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester from Monday October 1.

And just a week later, on Monday October 8, the school will be rocking out when band Victorian Dad come into school to hold a series of workshops.

Head of Expressive Arts Mr Gibbs said: “Following our school big band performance at the National Festival of music in July at the Birmingham Conservatoire, we have been invited to perform at the Labour Party Conference.

“Our Big Band will play two 30 minute sets at the evening drinks reception for the delegates. Our performance is being sponsored by the NUT and the event will involve students from mixed year groups from Years 9 to 13.”
Head of Music Mr Gleeson said: “It will be a full day of practical music making.  Victorian Dad is a six-piece band and produce a unique blend of musical styles which will open doors to our students.

“The day will start with a bang with the band playing on stage in our hall and then we break off into workshops ­– practical, improvised sessions, led by the band members.”

In the afternoon they will all come together and perform.

Mr Gleeson added: “For Haslingden High it really is the kick start for our new G7 Studio, a digital recording studio that we hope will attract musicians from the North West.”