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Harrow Bands Festival

Posted on: 07/01/2019

Boogie on down... Always a highlight in the musical calendar, Harrow Music Service’s Bands Festival comprises woodwind and brass musicians from across all of the schools in the borough. Hatch End musicians played a prominent part in a most enjoyable evening of wonderful music. Representing Hatch End were Solomon Goddard on French horn, Thomas Farrar on clarinet, Ethan Roberts on drums, Ben and Sam Whaley on trumpet. The boys played to a packed out hall at the Harrow Arts Centre and in front of The Worshipful Mayor, Councillor Kareema Marikar, as well as other borough councillors and the managing director of Vincent Bach International Bharath Karia. A special mention must go to Thomas Farrar, who bolstered the H.M.S bands orchestra for two consecutive nights (helping to guide younger musicians through the repertoire) and Ethan Roberts, who as well as leading the music for the students, also played with the music teachers band; seguing effortlessly between a Prokofiev marching band piece into a medley of Michael Jackson songs (Thriller, Man in the Mirror, Blame it On The Boogie). It was heartening to see so many students from around the borough come together to produce an incredibly talented performance. All the musicians and Harrow Music Service can rightly be proud of themselves. Intelligence creates the arts, the arts feed intelligence!

Mr Garcia Head of Spanish

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