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Wiltshire primary school brass ensemble join forces with British Army band musicians

Young brass players from St Michael’s School, Aldbourne in Wiltshire were joined by some very special guests when they hosted a quintet from the British Army Band in March.

The primary school pupils spent time in a morning workshop with the musicians before coming together with the visitors give two afternoon concerts for the rest of the school.

The ensemble is funded by the local Aldbourne Band and acts as a feeder group to the Aldbourne’s Junior and Youth Band. Their musical director Janet Roe said, ‘The youngsters were so inspired by both the workshop and the privilege of playing with professional musicians. The quintet totally engaged with the whole school particularly with their performance of 1,000,000 Dreams from The Greatest Showman, which had the children singing along.’

The children were excited to discover that three of the army musicians also play with the Aldbourne Band so there is a good chance they might see them again performing in the village!