On Wednesday, the TPS Music Students were in The Studio rehearsing with legendary trombonist Chris Dean, leader of the world-famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra, as they prepared for a very special event taking place in The Studio on 31 March.
The students have been invited to join the international touring orchestra for a few numbers on the night (when their tour brings them to Petersfield for the very first time) to thrill audiences with a full programme of big band and swing hits, and will give them a truly unforgettable experience, as they will be working alongside one of the biggest professional touring bands in the world.
Chris Dean said, “This concert is one of the really positive things to have come out of the last lockdown. While we were at The Studio recording last year, we talked with Sean [Ridley] the Studio Manager about how strong the Music department is at TPS, and how we could give the wonderful students an insight into playing music professionally. Miss Wood (Head of Music) is extremely forward thinking, and the Principal Mr Marande is right behind this venture – and best of all, the students have jumped at the chance with enthusiasm and energy.”
Tickets are available online, or in person via One Tree Books in Lavant Street.