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Lancing students perform at West Indies cricket match

Sir Robert Woodard Academy steel band playing at the West Indies tour.

Sir Robert Woodard Academy steel band playing at the West Indies tour.

PUPILS were given the chance to play music in front of sporting stars when they performed to the touring West Indies cricket team.

The steel band of Sir Robert Woodard Academy, in Upper Boundstone Lane, performed during Sussex Cricket Club’s match with the West Indies, which was held this weekend at the county cricket ground in Hove.

The rain led to much of the cricket being called off, but the band were still able to perform for crowds, both in person and on television, when the students appeared on Sky News.

The school’s artistic director of music, James LeLean, said: “I am so proud of the players, and their love for the steel band. They have given up so much time to play, and do so regularly in the community. It’s what makes them who they are. They have had a wonderful time playing and having photos with the West Indies team, but I think the highlight for them was appearing on Sky Sports News.”

There will be a chance to hear the band when the school hosts a “steel band extravaganza”, consisting of four steel bands from the area.

The show takes place on Thursday at 7pm in the academy’s theatre.

To book tickets, call the box office on 01903 875514.

 

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