Fakenham school band’s big adventure

Fakenham academy band in Tuscany ANL-140728-143503001
Fakenham academy band in Tuscany ANL-140728-143503001
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Fakenham Academy Concert Band and Big Band have just returned from a seven-day tour of Tuscany during which they gave three concerts in Passignano, Pienza and Florence. The 43 pupils and five staff spent the week involved in a number of activities including visiting a water park, a boat trip across Lake Trasimeno and a guided tour of Florence.

Head of Music Sylvia Newton said: “As always our students performed brilliantly in all the concerts and were a credit to themselves and the school. We had so many compliments from tourists from around the world who were visiting Italy – it was fantastic. This is the ninth tour I have organised for the Fakenham Academy bands, and as always it has been a delight to do so as there is so much educational value to be gleaned from trips such as this that cannot be learned in a classroom.

“This year I am particularly pleased that one of my ex-students, Charlie Long, has shared the conducting with me. It is lovely to see former students progress and become great music teachers of the future.”

Pictured above are the students and staff on tour in Tuscany.