For my latest assignment, I sat in on rehearsals for a joint concert with Newcastle-under-Lyme School’s Big Band and the Band of the Grenadier Guards. I wanted to see what this opportunity would offer the pupils.
There were equally passionate solo performances by both Rachel and Charlie. Rachel blew me away with a passionate professional performance of ‘All About The Bass’ which she sang with inspirational confidence and talent. I was also dazzled by Charlie’s rendition of ‘Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’, he amazed me with the enthusiasm with which he sang it. Both soloists threw themselves into their performances and stole the stage with their passion.
The collaboration between the School performers and the Guards will stay in my head for who knows how long, as even just seeing the rehearsal was a memorable experience in itself. The passion (which I know I keep reiterating), made it absolutely amazing to watch and listen to.
I encourage everyone to have the same passion for their commitments and to steal their stage.