Music Tour to Barcelona
July 2015 saw 50 students and 5 staff jetting off (well, driving in a bus) to Barcelona in Spain for our biennial Music Tour. It was a huge success, taking in trips to Barcelona and its architectural and artistic sights, Girona’s medieval charm, the ubiquitous trip to a Waterpark and three concerts to finish each day off with a bang! Groups including Concert Band, Choir, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band and String Ensemble rehearsed throughout last year to put on an impressively high-quality programme for our foreign audiences. Such was their infectious enthusiasm and their energetic performances, our second concert had the audience conga-ing around the square in which we performed!
The Music tour is an invaluable opportunity for students to work towards the challenge of staging concerts in unfamiliar foreign locations, as well as developing their love of music with like-minded fellow students of all ages. Such was the success of our tour to Barcelona that we have decided to tour this year too! July 2016 will see us set off for Belgium – limited places are still available for this tour, with information letters available from the Music department. After Belgium, we will resume our biennial tour schedule.