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Caterham School 'Show Band' at Wembley Arena

Published on isbi School News dated Wednesday 28th of March 2012

On 25 February our Show Band accompanied a choir of over 3000 singers from around the country in a massed performance.

The concert was organised by Voice In A Million, a charity raising awareness for BAAF- British Association for Adoption and Fostering.

Caterham School's 'Show Band' was the only band that evening - they had rehearsed with featured vocal soloists only once but shone in true Caterham style delivering a powerful backing to the enthusiastic choir. The band comprised of students and staff forming a rhythm section, horn section and string ensemble. A highlight was during the sound check- when the band started to play, loud cheering and screams from the massed choir almost drowned them out! The evening performance complete with full light display was enhanced by the auditioned stage choir.

Caterham School was represented by Megan Davies who as part of the featured choir provided the more complex harmonies.

Originally known as the Empire Pool, Wembley Arena is one of the most iconic music venues in the world- many a performer has dreamt of playing at the 12,500 seat arena, the second largest in London. Caterham School's 'Show Band' join the illustrious list of bands including Rolling Stones, ABBA and The Beatles who have performed there.
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