CONCERT: Sir Robert Woodard Academy Bands in Worthing

Members of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy Steel Band ''Picture by Stephen Goodger W02051H11
Members of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy Steel Band ''Picture by Stephen Goodger W02051H11
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A NEW steel band will make its performance debut at the end of January.

Pupils from the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, in Upper Boundstone Lane, celebrated the delivery of a new steel drums this week.

The school’s steel band will debut at The Academy Band Spectacular, at Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre, on Friday, January 28.

James Lelean, artistic director of music perform-ance, said: “The steel band is the latest addition to a long-line of successes in the performing arts.

“The academy has invested heavily in this new development which will increase the range of musical opportunities available to our students.

“The highly distinctive sound of a steel band immediately conjures up images of different cultures and students are looking forward to embracing this through their music”.

As well as the steel band, The Academy Band Spectacular will also feature the Academy Band, Junior Band and Samba Band, all appearing under the musical direction of Mr Lelean and Laura Fauvel.

The bands will perform a selection of music, from show themes and popular music to jazz standards.

“If you’re looking for an evening of entertainment to help you beat the January blues, then our concert is the place for you,” said Mr Lelean.

“Join us for a spectacular evening of foot-tapping entertainment.”

The concert begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the performance, priced £6 for adults and £5 for concessions, are available from the Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206206 or from the school by emailing artsadmin@srwa.woodard.co.uk or calling 01903 851827.