The Sun came out to witness the talent and passion of our Big Band students who themselves put on brilliant performances at this year´s Hay Festival in Segovia. Saturday, the 21st of September started out as a grey, rainy day but as soon as the show began and the Big Band began to play, the Sun came out and shone brightly as if spurred on by the exhilarating music.
The Big Band´s performance was introduced by the Head of Secondary Pamela O’Brien, and led by the expert baton of Kevin Roob. Our students gave a masterful performance with many different numbers: Pink Panther, Blues By Five, Don´t Know Why, Harlem Nocturne, Soul Bossa Nova, All About That Bass, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Green Onions, Watermelon Man and Star Wars. The performance ended with an encore for “I´ve Got You Under My Skin” and closed with a standing ovation.
When the clapping had stopped, our School Headmistress, Mercedes Hernández Estrada took centre stage to thank everyone. The School feels extremely privileged to have the support of distinguished representatives at such concerts, amongst others, Andy Mackay, EU Regional Director at the British Council, Mark Howard, Director of the British Council in Spain, and Hugh Elliot, the new British Ambassador to Spain.
As ever, it was a proud occasion, to be able to watch the incredible talent and professional standard of the Big Band, with some of our best Music ambassadors at the School on show. Congratulations to all the students and teachers, and of course to our own Music and Performance Leader, Marek Dabrowski. Congratulations also to all the families in the audience, we truly share your sense of pride.